Celtic and Co gears up for more growth following “best year to date”

British lifestyle brand Celtic and Co says 2021 was its “best year to date.” The last 12 months have seen it opening new larger office space, recruiting 26 new team members and signing partnerships with John Lewis, Marks and Spencer and Next.

The Cornish sustainable brand now employs 84 permanent members of staff across two sites in Cornwall, with its head office in Indian Queens and factory in Newquay.

MD James Williams, who was appointed last May, comments: “2021 was a huge year for us. We increased capacity through recruitment as well as production of footwear in our Cornish factory and expanded into new premises.

“Our product development team has been working really hard to launch our most sustainable collection yet. This spring will see the addition of new summer wovens and knitwear using recycled linens, recycled and organic cottons, lyocell, and hemp, as well as more trainers and boots made using recycled rubber soles, recycled linen, and vegetable tanned leathers.”

The majority of Celtic & Co.’s suppliers are British based, with the remainder sourced as close to home as possible from specialist producers. The brand only uses natural fibres due to their renewable and sustainable qualities, and holds strong policies around animal welfare and ethical sourcing.

Having won two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in International Trade in 2018 and 2020, the brand continues to see its global business thrive. International highlights for the year include building on its US customer base as well as significant growth in Australia, Canada, and Germany.

William continues: “A big thanks to our incredible staff who have all helped to make this such a successful year. We have exciting things planned for 2022, including building on our range of products and our partner relationships, opening our new shop at Indian Queens, and continuing with our sustainable strategies for circular fashion.

Celtic and Co was founded in 1990 by husband-and-wife team Nick and Kath Whitworth.