About Roobedo

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Photo of Ruth in her studio by Marieke McBean Photography

Scottish designer-maker Ruth Morris set up the Roobedo label in 1999, when she lived in Edinburgh.  

Now working from her studio at the foot of Ben-y-Vrackie in the heart of Scotland, Ruth is deeply connected to her native homeland and its outlying Islands, resulting in a fresh and contemporary collection of wearables which has been described as ‘urban dressing with a blast of country air running through it’.

Longevity and function is so important to her; useful pockets, simplicity of fit, fabrics tested for durability and washability to produce clothes that can be worn dressed up or dressed down to take you for a ramble with the dog, lunch with a friend or to that important meeting.  As well as producing clothing, Ruth’s collections have grown to include accessories, gifts and homeware over the last 16 years.

Attracted to the idea of a wholesome and sustainable product, Ruth champions the slow fashion movement and uses the best Scottish fabrics such as Harris tweed and Glenlyon tweed alongside GOTS certified organic cottons and denim as well as recycled and vintage cloths.  Aiming for zero waste, all textile waste is kept to a minimum by making-to-order and keeping and re-purposing scraps.  Ethical fashion and fair trade is a passionate focus.

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Cut work and tools

…”I follow my heart to create a unique collection of Scottish, high quality, hand-crafted products. I design, cut & sew every creation myself, here in my studio, and ship orders worldwide.”

…”I cut the cloth in single ply with shears.  Pockets are hand crafted, seams stitched with care and pressed again & again. Buttons, special details and hems are all finished by hand.”

 

When you consider the creative and traditional processes involved in the making of each and every Roobedo product, you’ll understand why your order can take up to 4 weeks to complete.  Ruth’s twenty years of experience as a pattern cutter along with her sewing skills make her products stand out.  Customer happiness and satisfaction is of huge importance and Ruth’s warm nature and attention to detail means customers keep coming back time and time again.

…”My clothes are designed and made to last and I hope they will become favourites!”

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…pressing, steaming, moulding…

More about Ruth . . .
Growing up in Dundee, Ruth  graduated from The Scottish College of Textiles (Galashiels) in 1993 with a First Class Honours Degree, and was awarded a scholarship for her work at College.
After seven years service in the clothing industry as a pattern cutter, garment technologist, buyer and retail manager for a number of independent Scottish companies, she set-up her own business, and is now settled in Pitlochry.  She lectures part-time in the Textiles Department at Dundee & Angus College and occasionally runs workshops.   She is also a busy mum of two, with a whippet for company in her studio.

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…book-bag ready to go…

dressing gown wip

…dressing gown panels…

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…washed and felted panels…

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…tie sections and silk tips…

dot shift in denim

…embroidered circles…

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…beeswax thread…

Mint and burnt red neck tie…Becky Starlight, Roobedo’s helper…

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