Kate - Our Founder

Favourite design: Zambezi design

To be passionate about your business and to see it add value to the world, is a great gift. To learn and grow stronger in yourself each day because of that is an incredible blessing. - Kate Wilson

Kate was born and raised in the England and, after a French degree at Edinburgh University moved to London to work in Recruitment. After meeting her now husband, Dave, in 2003, Kate shocked her family and friends with a sudden move to the African bush.

Whilst adapting to a new way of life Kate learnt more about herself. By her own admission Zambia punched her in the face many times. She realised the perspective she moved to Africa with was fundamentally flawed. Zambia was a journey of self-actualisation and realisation. During this journey Kate uncovered her hidden desire to set up an ethical craft business that reflected her core values. 

That’s when the fun began, and Kate started building what we call Mulberry Mongoose today. Her life in the bush held many adventures and challenges which she captured in funny stories sent to friends. The tale of the spitting cobra in her bedroom, the family dog chasing a hippo and the drunken honey badger express Kate’s love of transmuting challenge to humour and positivity.