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.  As well as producing clothing, Ruth’s collections have grown to include accessories, gifts and homeware.

Attracted to the idea of a wholesome and sustainable product, Ruth champions the slow fashion movement.  Aiming for zero waste, all textile waste is kept to a minimum by making-to-order and keeping and re-purposing scraps.


Cut work and tools

…”I follow my heart to create a unique collection of 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 you have to wait for delivery of your order.  Ruth’s twenty plus 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 her 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!”


…pressing, steaming, moulding…

More about Ruth . . .
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.  She lectures in the Textiles Department at Dundee & Angus College and runs sewing workshops.


…Glenlyon tweed book-bag with waxed cotton strap all ready to go…

dressing gown wip

…dressing gown panels cut and ready to sew…

calmac wip

…washed and felted panels for a Calmac Skirt…


…Glenlyon tweed tie sections and silk tips…

dot shift in denim

…embroidered circles on organic denim…


…beeswax strengthens thread to handstitch buttons…

Mint and burnt red neck tieRoobedo’s little helper and companion, as long as there’s treats to be had.

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