Cara & The Sky, a female founded, British made, sustainably focused brand bringing you beautiful unique colourful knitwear for you to fall in love with. All their consciously crafted designs, including unique twist, colour and stitch combinations, have been developed in house by Cara, so are truly unique to the brand, giving you that boutique designer feel, but at a price that won’t break the bank! Everything is made locally here in the UK. Which not only lowers my carbon footprint but supports the British made fashion industry which is so important to them! They only use fully audited factories so I know my workers are paid properly and are working in a safe environment.
Cara & the Sky are huge advocates of slow fashion, so collections are produced in small batch runs. Everything is designed to be seasonless, trendless but statement, so you can buy from me safe in the knowledge that it will never go out of style!
Cara the founder of Cara & the Sky discusses with us why she started the business and what the future holds for the brand.
Tell us a little about yourself, and what inspired you to create Cara & the Sky?
Hi there! I’m Cara, the founder of Cara & The Sky.
When I was made redundant in early 2019, I took the chance to chase my dream of starting my own brand.
Having worked in the fashion industry for over 10 years as a buyer, it was an opportunity to use my expertise, knowledge and passion to build a knitwear brand with a focus on sustainability, colour and longevity, all the while supporting the British made fashion industry.
Positivity is woven into the fabric of the brand. I want to make people feel happy, to bring them joy every time they slip on one of my cosy knits and give Skybabe’s around the world the opportunity to buy British made beautiful unique knitwear at an accessible price – whilst being as conscious and inclusive as possible!
I can’t quite believe the brand is now almost 5 years old and I’m working on my 6th collection!
Running the brand on my own, whist juggling my little girl and navigating a pandemic AND a cost-of-living crisis has been a wild ride so far! But I’m grateful everyday that I give to live my colourful knitwear dream.
What sets Cara and the Sky apart from other companies in the industry? What would you say is the company’s USP that resonates with customers?
All my consciously crafted designs, including unique twist, colour and stitch combinations, have been developed in house by me Cara, so are truly unique to the brand, giving you that boutique designer feel, but at a price that won’t break the bank!
I wanted to create a brand that was different from the high street, offering you colourful cosy creations that you fall in love with instantly, and never want to take off, all the while supporting the UK industry and being aware of my fashion footprint.
will never go out of style!
How do you maintain the sustainable nature of your production?
Everything is made locally here in the UK, which not only lowers my carbon footprint but supports the British made fashion industry which is so important to me! I only use fully audited factories so I know my workers are paid properly and are working in a safe environment.
I am a huge advocate of slow fashion, so my collections are produced in small batch runs. Everything is designed to be seasonless, trendless but statement, so you can buy from me safe in the knowledge that it
As a company, where do you see yourself in the next 5 years? Can we expect new products/designs/ranges/materials?
Every year I’m evolving, this year I’m introducing my 1st spring summer collections, is small but its mighty and I’m really excited to see the reaction. In the next 5 years I want to build the brand to be a truly global brand. We are stocked in over 85 boutiques globally today and I want to more than double this!! We’ll also be introducing other ranges, so watch this space!
Run us through your recipe for great sleep, and some do’s and don’ts that we ought to follow in our pre-sleep schedules
I always need to have wind-down time. Running the business totally on my own late hours are pretty much a part of life right now. But when I come to close the laptop I always need to give myself at least half an hour of ‘nothingness’, to calm my mind. Be it mindless tv, reading a book. I then do some stretches, and always wash my face with cold water just before bed.