Out of a longstanding interest and love for everything luxurious, BURGESS Sweaters was conceived and brought to life in 2017 by Cathy Burgess in Newport, RI. A lifetime of cool summer sunsets on Martha's Vineyard, Spring afternoon walks on Sea Island, GA, nights gathered around the fireplace après-ski at Stowe, and crisp afternoon wine tastings in Napa Valley, Cathy knew that every woman deserved high quality, fashionable sweaters that are not only cozy, but luxurious.

Cathy's love for knitwear began early on in her profession when she quickly became an industry leader. Having lived her career in fashion, Cathy sensed a need in the market for a classic cotton/cashmere blend of knitwear, and in 2017 began BURGESS Sweaters.

Employing a process where cotton yarn is mixed with a touch of cashmere, BURGESS creates styles that feel cozy, comfortable, and luxurious. This process has led the brand into the use of sustainable and responsible yarns. BURGESS focuses on the sustainability as a core value, while providing styles that are stylish covetable, luxurious, and comfortable. 

Cathy lives in Newport, RI with the BURGESS headquarters in the heart of downtown Newport. Surrounded by the beach, boats, incredible shops and restaurants, the inspiration comes naturally for our owner and designer each season. Her son, Jack is a huge support, along with her 2 black labs that love coming to the office everyday. 

Our goal as a brand is that every time you put on a BURGESS sweater, you get a taste and feel of Newport wherever you are, no matter what time of year- although, there is nothing like a Summer in Newport.


Cathy & Jack 

Guinness & Carly