About Us


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

Working from their home studio in 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 a second skin to its wearer, the duo set out to create unique pieces that cannot be recreated, designed to be cherished for years to come.

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