BEHIND THE BRAND

Ruby Kite is an independent London based brand, founded by designer and printmaker Tamara Williams and textile curator Joy Leese, creating contemporary art that is used in making their limited edition silk scarves and accessories.

 

Having spent over 30 years creating and designing for brands worldwide, they thought it was time to turn their truly individual artworks into unique statement pieces. Ideas always start with drawing, from a love of composition and visual space through to the energy and freedom of abstract line work. Tamara explores textures created by different printmaking techniques, working with gypsum as a print medium, which creates intricate textures that become hugely abstracted when taken large over their silk and cashmere modal fabrics. 

 

Each colour story is printed in small batches, using natural materials and packaged in more sustainable silk pouches, by hand. 

Ruby kite is always original with limited editions that stand-out as truly original in a world of mass production.

OUR VALUES

Hand-Illustrated

Each colour story is hand-painted or created from original etchings by Tamara. None of our art is digitally printed, copied or purchased.

Fair-Made

All of our products are made by a small family-owned print specialist in India which as been running since 1932 and has accredited fair trade working standards and ethical practices.

Low-Impact

We only print in very small batches using more sustainable fabrics with digital printing, which uses less water than screen printing, to lessen our impact on the environment as much as possible.

Less harmful

Our scarves and accessories are printed using dyes that contain less harmful chemicals and are AZO-Free

No Waste

By using our own weavers our fabrics are woven to specific widths so cutting fabric to waste is minimised and because we print in such small batches, we never throw anything away.

Recyclable

All our packaging is made from recycled or recyclable materials.

Natural Fabric

We try to use sustainable materials where possible: silk and cashmere are both renewable materials with lower environmental impact and can be recycled;  modal is a renewable, biodegradable fabric made from soft wood trees.

Less Water

By printing our scarves and accessories digitally, we save at least 60% of water consumption and have a significant reduction in ink. We also use less energy.

RubyKite, LONDON © 2019 by Ruby Kite | ©Design by Ruby Kite | ©Photography by Charlotte Mae Redman

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