Katherine Kershaw is based in Manchester and launched ollie and fred in 2018. She designs scarves, purses and socks. A lot of her designs are connected to music or Manchester, or both. She loves being from a place with a strong identity and it has inspired her to create products that reflect the values of the city.
Ollie and Fred donate a percentage of profit to a number of charities including We Love Mcr, The Pankhurst Trust, Manchester Mind and the homelessness charity, Bed Every Night. As of May 2020, they have donated over £1,500.