Ragged Rose was conceived by Dawn Rose in 2010 a former Head of Buying for various well known Department store groups developing in-house brands. Fed up with the Corporate world and a desire to get back to creating product, Dawn set about researching and creating mood boards of what her ideal textile homewares range would be.
She originally studied at the London College of Fashion many moons ago specialising in design and marketing. Serving as an apprentice with Paul Costello and then working for a Jeans manufacturer. She eventually became a buyer for the Arcadia Group. Travelling extensively overseas Dawn gained huge experience developing commercial clothing ranges spending time in factories sourcing and creating pattern fabrics and designing product ranges.
However her real passion was for gardening (what little time she has) and is totally inspired by the vibrant colours of flowers in her garden on a hot summer’s day. Hence the motto “Inject colour in your Home & Life” She loves mixing vibrant shades of pink with lime green, deep blue or purple with orange.
Of course fuchsia pink is her signature colour. Either in her kitchen, in her wardrobe and her not to be missed pink lipstick. The name Ragged Rose was born, as her friends say -she is “running ragged” and she never stops working. She is a complete whirling dervish of creativity.
Using her knowledge of the market and sourcing textiles, she set about creating a range of fabrics and home furnishings and gift using her passion for combining strong bold colours (not for the fainthearted). Her beautiful cotton velvet throws and cushions are an affordable luxury for any home. Her pretty and practical frilly retro aprons add fun to the kitchen. Her latest range of showerproof garden cushions are inspired by Botanical and Jungle prints which are key winners. Finally who can resist her velvet armchairs in a myriad of jewel colours! However it’s not to say black and grey don’t feature, but they just need a pop of colour such a zesty lime or orange to make them zing.
Dare to be bold and different and not follow the crowd. See our colour inspiration to make your home smile, have fun and be happy!