Katie Walsh

Born in Canada to an Irish mother and German father, Katie was raised in Dublin before moving to London in 2000 to complete a BA Hons degree in fashion design at Kingston University. After a spell at Alexander McQueen honing her pattern cutting skills, she set up her multi award-winning label Poltock & Walsh which she ran for 8 years showing at New York and London Fashion Weeks. Her designs featured in publications such as Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview, WWD, FT and worn by internationally acclaimed women including Rihanna, Kate Moss, Florence Welch, Emma Watson, Susie Lau, Róisín Murphy, Sienna Miller, and Alexa Chung. Following the birth of her second child she took a step back from fashion to focus on family.

Six years later, considering a return, Katie began extensive research into how she could use her fashion knowledge towards creating a label that could make a positive impact on the natural world –a journey that has taken her into the heart of the circular economy. Coupled with her unease towards the devastating effects of plastic pollution, she vowed to be part of the solution, launching THE RE-PETE PROJECT community in 2021 and creating RE-PETE where beautifully crafted garments are designed to bring single use plastic waste into circulation. Principles of timeless design, versatility, protection, gender neutrality, circularity and community became the foundation of THE RE-PETE PROJECT.



RE-PETE outerwear is a marriage of high-end design, innovation, and engineering that is a force for good in transitioning fashion industry–and the economy–from linear to circular. Based in London, fashion designer Katie Walsh (Poltock & Walsh) and stylist Jodie Barnes (Hermès) are driven by the challenge of making luxury pieces entirely out of the waste our planet is choking on. This capsule of protective outerwear brings modernity to classics, playing with volume, oversized dimensions and clean bold shapes that can be gathered, layered, and rolled to create a multitude of effortless silhouettes for city living. Gender-neutral and one sized, RE-PETE is worn as dictated by the wearer.

Made between the UK and Europe, RE-PETE is 100% waterproof, windproof, durable, and breathable. Our ecological German engineered fabric breathes the more you move, keeping you protected and dry in all weather. We have developed beautiful handmade fastenings from London café waste. Every inch of our outerwear is made from recycled single use plastic so the more we produce the more waste we take into circulation and away from nature, giving our ecosystems a chance to regenerate. We are non-seasonal, and we believe in creating versatile and timeless clothing. Only carefully designed pieces meeting circular economic principles will be added to our collection.


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