Cat was born and raised in Scotland before moving to London in 2001 to study at Camberwell College of Arts.
While working for a men's streetwear brand Cat became frustrated at the lack of care for the environment and ethical practices. They worked with factories in China, forced into big runs and no control over the material sourcing.
She made it her mission to start a design-led brand that made high quality products responsibly. After a year of finding factories that supported their local communities and sourced their materials responsibly, Cat launched the first MAiK collection in May 2016.
When she is not in the studio in Edinburgh, she can be found either walking up a hill in the Scottish countryside or hiking in the French Alps - and always with her camera!