Kettlewell is about two things: colour and simplicity. "We want to be able to provide clothes in a range of inspiring and amazing colours in a way that is easy to access and understand for all our customers, whether or not they have had a personal colour analysis. We provide wardrobe building blocks in a huge range of colours and shapes, and aim for our clothes to be an essential part of every woman's wardrobe".
Kettlewell was founded over a decade ago by Melissa and John after Melissa had a colour analysis in the depths of winter and was informed that she would struggle to buy clothes in her season until springtime. Realising that she couldn't be alone in her frustration at not being able to access a good range of her best colours all of the time, Melissa and John abandoned a life in London and moved out to the West Country with their two small children (now three much larger children) and Kettlewell Colours was founded in an old converted pig shed.
They found a factory in Turkey that aligned with their ethical considerations (read more about their ethics here) and started producing their signature basics in a rainbow of colours. Thankfully, Melissa's hunch that women wanted year round colour proved entirely true and they started introducing a wider range of jersey basics, scarves and knitwear. Four years ago they moved to a warehouse site in Crewkerne, Somerset, having rather outgrown their pig shed origins.
Although the company has grown, little has changed in their ethos. High quality clothes in a wide range of colours and styles has been the backbone of Kettlewell since its inception, backed up with top class customer service and a determination to spread the word about the power of colour analysis as far as they possibly can!
Written by Jo Greene (who also writes our blog)