OUR VALUES

Hand-illustrated

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

Natural dyes

Our scarves and accessories are printed using 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 recycled or recyclable. 

Natural fabric

We try to use sustainable materials where possible: silk and cashmere are both renewable materials with low 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.

We want our customers to not only love our wonderful scarves, bags and cushions, but also be happy with the way they are produced, we want to be as transparent as possible  and to share our values with you.

 

All of our products are made with accredited fair trade working standards and practices. Our specialist printmakers are a small family company in Kolkata, India, which has been running for three generations. The business employs skilled craftsmen and women in printing, weaving, and handwork, whose same families have worked with them since the business started in 1932.

 

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

 

By using our own weavers our fabrics are woven to specific widths so cutting fabric to waste is minimised. We know that printing dyestuffs are harmful to the environment but by using digital printing there is less use of water and chemicals than traditional screen printing, the inks are AZO dye free, and there is no waste of fabric.

 

We are just starting and we are working on more ways of bringing beautiful products with minimal environmental impact.

 

 

PRIVACY & SAFETY

 

Our company is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. 

PAYMENTS

All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

 

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

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