International Women's Day 2021
Kate’s career has evolved from being an NNEB nursery nurse and children’s nanny, to setting up her own nanny agency in Oxfordshire, to working with her parents creating interior décor schemes for national and regional breweries and is now the founder and director of The All-in-One Company in Northumberland.
The All-in-One Company was established in 2008 through the need to keep her daughter warm at night. Kate created the Create-your-Own Onesie. She designed the website so that you design your onesie online using the unique 3D Onesie builder, choosing from a selection of premium fabrics and add-ons. You decide if your onesie has a hood, a back or front zip, feet, pockets and ears. Once your unique design is with us, we hand make it in Northumberland UK and deliver worldwide.
Kate wanted to change how people bought clothes, she wanted to create an emotional connection between the wearer and the garment and has the ability to understand the needs of her customers and the ability to deliver a solution using mass customisation. She has built up a high performing team in her factory in Ashington where each and every product is ethically hand made to order.
Kates onesies are loved the world over and last for many years. She now offers the TLC service so that feet, zips and cuffs can be replaced after years of wear and tear to give the garment even more longevity and to avoid landfill.
The Sensory Onesie was created by working with The National Autistic Society and helps children and adults alike feel calm and secure in a non-irritating onesie that they have designed themselves.
The staff volunteer their time to make onesies and blankets for baby banks and women’s refuge centres throughout the UK from the off cuts and end of roll fabrics left over from the orders. Nothing goes to waste.
Kate volunteers her time working with the North East Local Enterprise Partnership as an enterprise advisor for James Calvert Spence College Amble. She also sets projects for students at local schools, colleges and universities on enterprise, fashion and textiles, marketing, photography and STEM.
Kate has also been a part of creating an apprenticeship program with UKFT for Material Cutters.
In the first lockdown for Covid-19 in March 2020 Kate set up her Scrub Hub making PPE for the local front line workers.
Kate was awarded an OBE in the 2021 Honours list for her services to Business and enterprise and for her efforts in setting up the Scrub Hub Ashington.