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Ruth Gibbs and Natalie Herbert are the textile artists behind Meiji Designs. The duo met at the University of Huddersfield and moved to York to set up the brand.

Working from their studio on the outskirts of York, they use screen printing, hand dyeing and devoré to create beautiful, one of a kind silk pieces from wall hangings to scarves and Kimonos. Initially inspired by the ideology of the Kimono being seen as a blank canvas and second skin to its wearer, the duo set out to create unique pieces designed to be cherished for years to come.


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