Ruby- design director, artist and cookie maker
Trudie- our newest addition to the team. She is our model (you can see her modeling the Bow Wow Dress) and is our studio comedienne.
Meep and Clara- our quality control department. They make sure a hair or two gets in each box for good luck.
Dino- we couldn’t do any of this without him. He keeps us organized and makes sure we enjoy every day.
In 2006 I decided to follow my dreams and combine my 2 greatest passions- fashion and dogs. At the time I had a little red Cocker Spaniel named Brittany “Bee” that was my inspiration. We were together for almost 17 years. With Brittany by my side I created the first line of tee shirts. I learned to screen print, design catalogs and sewed all the samples. We traveled to adoption events and dog fairs and went up and down the California coast. Unfortunately Brittany went to the Rainbow Bridge earlier this year. She will forever remain a huge part of our lives, and our hearts.
This Spring we welcomed a new member to our family- Trudie McGrudie. She is a bundle of white fur that never stops moving. Trudie is a Westie/Corgie mix and was found in the streets of downtown Los Angeles. She was hungry, pregnant and scared of everyone who came close. A rescue found her and a wonderful foster took her. She had 9 (yes, 9!) healthy babies who have all since found homes. When we met her it was love at first sight. She is pleased to be our fit model (for the right amount of cookies, of course) and is getting more social every day. She has even made friends with the cats.
We are still traveling to adoption fairs and festivals but we also now have select boutiques around Southern California that show the line and of course online. We are always adding new styles to the line and continue sourcing new American made products to offer. We just added a Men’s line so men can get into the fun too! We also love doing custom pieces. If you like a screen print and want it on a different tee shirt just ask. Chances are we can do for you in a couple of days.
We want to remain a boutique company, which allows us to cater to our customers and not lose sight of our goal- to enjoy the process of design. In the future we want to continue working with dog rescues/shelters-giving a portion of sales as well as our time to help as many dogs as we can find a home. We strongly believe that every dog deserves a loving home- and every person deserves a loving dog.
So from Ruby & Bee- we hope you will enjoy the collection as much as we enjoyed creating it…