About Us



Ruth Tate has a BA Honours Degree in Fashion and Knitted Textiles from Winchester School of Art in the UK.

Born in Grenada, West Indies Ruth's family moved back to England when she was 15. After her degree Ruth began designing for a company who supplied London's Liberty's, Swaine & Adeney and Scotch House, also Isetan in Japan and its own label, First Traditions into Europe. Shop windows above, see blog for more details.

Ruth takes her inspiration from history, film, vintage fashion and nature as well as past masters Vionnet, Gres, and Chanel. She is passionate about style versus fashion and encourages her customers to discover their own personal  style. 

The Ruth Tate Collections began in 2005 with 2 each year -  Spring/Summer in September and  Autumn/Winter in March.

An Australian label grown from a love of beautiful textiles and timeless fashion with a focus on natural fibres.

Chic, classic silhouettes with a twist made in beautiful fabrics. Quality and fit are important and each collection is made in strictly limited quantities.

Designed and individually made in Sydney by makers and artisans who are paid fairly for their work.

Chic beautiful ethical clothing