collaboration

SUPPLIER VISIT

Hello and Happy New Year! Hope you all had a peaceful Christmas and rested well.

It’s January and with that come all the pressures of a new year - new you! I have started the year writing a ‘done’ list rather than a ‘to do’, this allows me to feel satisfied with what I’ve achieved and accomplished throughout 2018 rather than filling me with dread about what needs to be done in 2019. That said, there is always the promise of new adventures, new treasures to be found and more wonderful connections to be made.

Speaking of connections, last week I visited my fabric supplier, a company in Cheshire where I get all my designs printed. I email these guys regularly and rarely get to see them so it was great to put faces to names and re-connect.

The afternoon started with a catch up and discussion about new developments, costings and problem solving. Mum came along too to meet everyone, we enjoyed a cup of tea and a brainstorm.

We then had a tour around the factory, I got to see the machines where my designs are printed, the cutting room, the sewing department (where each item is machine sewn by hand!) It was a really inspiring afternoon and was great to get involved and really see how and where my products are made.

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I had a chat with the daughter of the business about environmental issues and how the company are doing all they can at the time to reduce impact. There was water recycling from the dying process, cardboard and fabric core recycling, along with the fact that everything is done under one roof, reducing the need for transporting the goods by van, ship, plane. They even carry heavy rolls of fabric across the car park by hand each day!

Below you can view some photos of the day, if you have any questions about the process or anything else to do with how your wonderful goods are designed and produced then please do get in touch. hello@ruthholly.co.uk

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FEATURED IN

Delighted to be featured once again in the latest issue of Warehouse Home. Ruth Holly's large birchwood textures tray was used as part of their 'PEELING GOOD' trend feature.

Warehouse home is a bi-annual design magazine, providing essential interior design inspiration for loft apartments and warehouse conversions as well as decorating ideas for incorporating vintage, industrial and reclaimed furniture in a modern home.

Can you spot it here on Page 14? 

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RUTH HOLLY X THE HAYWARD

So incredibly proud and happy to share my news of a collaboration with The Hayward Gallery, London.

To help celebrate it's re-opening after a 2 year refurbishment, I've been designing, developing and creating a range of exclusive prints, inspired by The Hayward's brutalist architectural features.

The Hayward Gallery is a world-renowned contemporary art gallery within the Southbank Centre, part of an area of major arts venues on the South Bank of the River Thames.

Keep watching for more news on my new collection, but for now you can read about the beautiful Hayward here ...

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/jan/21/hayward-gallery-review-brutal-beauty-remade

Products will be available to buy from the gallery shop and also online once set up. I will share the link with you as soon as I have it. For the time being check out our current products! SHOP NOW

Ruth Holly X Hayward Gallery, Set of 3 notebooks RRP £15

http://shop.southbankcentre.co.uk/ruth-holly-set-of-3-notebooks.html

Ruth Holly X Hayward Gallery, Melamine Placemat RRP £12  http://shop.southbankcentre.co.uk/ruth-holly-x-hayward-placemats.html

Ruth Holly X Hayward Gallery, Melamine Placemat RRP £12

http://shop.southbankcentre.co.uk/ruth-holly-x-hayward-placemats.html