Katherine’s passion for all thing’s Swedish stems from not only the superb quality in every item but their way of working responsibly and sustainably. Holebrook Sweden have been a ‘slow fashion’ brand right from the beginning.
The business has grown up and around outdoor events and a ‘normal’ year in the life of Katherine PARTIS would be to attend 30 shows, the key ones being ‘Badminton & Burghley Horse Trials, Goodwood and Silverstone motor events and The Game Fair’. Katherine loved the shows, although setting up and living on site can be really tough, she always has Jasmine her black Lab by her side to help (or just play). Being at the shows gives Katherine the chance to meet her customers and gives her the opportunity to explain why buying Orca Bay, Pelle P and Holebrook Sweden will enhance any wardrobe along with the obvious attraction of good quality, sustainable, slow fashion with responsible manufacturing!
The shows are a vital part of Katherine PARTIS Ltd, she loves meeting ‘face to face’ her lovely customers for a great catch up. She finds out about their travels and how she can help them add to their wardrobe ready for that next adventure. The adventures are not just for Katherine’s customers, she was lucky enough to drive around a racetrack last year! Although things have dramatically changed this year (2020), Katherine loves the fact she is on the end of a phone or an email to help keep that personal interaction until things return to a face to face event.
Katherine is always dressed head to toe in her merchandise, she believes wholeheartedly in what she does. To the extent that Jamie her husband has now come on board to work with her in the business. Jamie has had years of experience in clothing retail and the car industry so as Katherine PARTIS grew, felt the time was right to make this a total family affair!
So, although there have been no shows to attend this year (2020) and they are keeping everything crossed for things to resume in 2021, Katherine, Jamie and Jasmine strive to build the business, listening to their ever growing clientele, working hard to give the customer service Katherine herself would expect to receive and growing within the restrictions of our Covid lifestyle. If Katherine’s customers cannot get to Katherine, she will stop at nothing to be there for them.
Katherine Partis started her business in 2007 accruing a wealth of experience in the business world after gaining a BSC, Economics Accounting and Finance at Aberystwyth University.
Katherine worked as Group Commercial Manager for Mulberry (Design) Ltd for 6 years working with designers, production and sales. This taught her the importance of quality goods that last, work and feel good to wear. She then headed to Africa as Riso (Europe) Ltd’s Europe and Africa Marketing Manager. Heading back to the UK, she spent time gaining more commercial, sales and mail order experience before taking the proverbial bull by the horns and started up ‘Katherine PARTIS Ltd’.