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natalie & ruth

At Meiji Designs we specialise in hand dyed and hand printed silk scarves and pocket squares, each piece is a one of a kind and unique to their owner.

We are graduates from The University of Huddersfield in Fashion Design with Marketing and Costume Design with Textiles. We moved to York together in 2013 to build our brand which has been heavily influenced by Japanese design and dyeing techniques, as well as the ideology of traditional kimonos. We love to take the hands on approach, and have the desire to keep traditional hand dyeing and printing techniques alive, avoiding today’s current fast fashion culture.  Our dyeing and printing techniques mean that the products are unique and unable to be mass-replicated.

We offer a bespoke service which allows our clients to get as involved in the design process as they wish, with the option to chose colours, designs and size. You will be taken on a personalised design journey, supplied with samples & photographs throughout the process to ensure the end product suits your expectations exactly.

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