Refined Brands has acquired Kettlewell Colours.
Founded in 2004 by Melissa Nicholson and her husband John, the brand was created to enable women to shop their best colours all year round. Headquartered in Somerset, Kettlewell Colours sells wardrobe essentials in over 300 colours to customers internationally – working predominantly with small, family-run factories in Portugal, Turkey and the UK who share its environmental values.
Kettlewell Colours reported revenue of £8.9 million in the LTM. It joins sustainable Cornish lifestyle brand Celtic & Co., ethical childrenswear brand Frugi, and the upcycled cashmere accessories brand Turtle Doves, in the Refined Brands portfolio.
Melissa Nicholson, Founder of Kettlewell Colours, commented: “I am thrilled to be joining a fantastic group of entrepreneurial British brands with sustainability at their heart. I am really looking forward to partnering with the Refined Brands team to accelerate the growth of Kettlewell Colours in the UK and internationally, introducing more people to the powerful benefits of wearing your best colours.”
James Williams, Group Managing Director, added: “We have long been admirers of Kettlewell’s philosophy, renowned for products that offer longevity with a focus on maximising your full wardrobe and a cost per wear ethos at the heart. Working alongside the team, we are looking forward to extending natural, organic and recycled fibres through the range over the coming seasons.”
Ben Barnett, Chairman, concluded: “Refined Brands seeks to create a differentiated family of sustainable fashion brands, alongside founders and teams that share our passion and vision. Melissa, John and the Kettlewell Colours team have built a phenomenally engaged community built around a deep understanding of colour. I am delighted to welcome Melissa, her team, and the Kettlewell Colours community to the group.”