In 2017 Katie, together with good friend Nicola, launched Stripe & Stare, a business incorporating knickers and loungewear, all sourced consciously with a transparent product sourcing journey, that unites its wearers and creates a community where women empower each other. 
Six years of research and development to create the perfect shape, fit and most importantly comfort. The search led to a fabric that is made sustainably in Austria from Beechwood Trees called TENCEL™ Micro Modal. A fabric that is three times softer than cotton, wears better and is breathable with the skin.