Katie Mowat is an ethical entrepreneur and author. She is the founder and managing director of Grannies, Inc., an online knitwear company offering customers the opportunity to design their own knitwear accessories and have them hand knitted by a granny of their choice in the UK.

After gaining a degree in computer science and 2 years experience as an IT consultant to the asset finance industry she decided to take the leap and start up her own venture with the vision of creating a cross-generational platform based on consumer designed, handmade fashion. Having learned to knit and crochet during a university year abroad in California, aged 21, Katie soon became interested in the paradigms of personalisation, individualism and social conscience when it comes to people’s decisions to buy and wear fashion. Identifying that these attitudes towards fashion commerce were turning much more towards the ethical ‘slow fashion’ movement as the UK was falling into recession in 2008, she decided to set up British knitwear label, Grannies Inc. offering customers a welcome alternative to mass produced clothing accessories and the older generation the opportunity to earn incom