The well-dressed and well-heeled businessman Nat Peal was a plucky man who knew an opportunity when he saw one. In 1936, a shop lay vacant in London’s famous Burlington Arcade: the cashmere brand N.Peal was born. Three years later, when war broke out Peal, quite fortuitously, found himself stationed on the Shetland Isles. From here, he could supply his new store with beautiful, high quality sweaters, woven directly from the wool of Scotland’s famous sheep. Being able to supply the London market with products of this quality and craftsmanship, during ration time, meant the N.Peal name became a name in demand.