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Ragged Rose is a quintessentially English brand, inspired by country garden flowers on a hot summer’s day.

Dawn Rose launched the company last year fuelled by a passion for her countryside surroundings, hot summer days and a love of strong, bold colours.

The idea germinated from inspiration drawn from a packet of flower seeds and has blossomed into a collection of original hand-painted designs all based around a floral story. Each design concentrates on a striking bloom such as the rose or the anemone, complemented by colour co-ordinating plains in luxury fabrics like velvet, along with ragged stripes and small mini prints featuring leaves or petals to unite the concept. The signature collection of gifts and

homewares includes pieces for the bedroom, the living room and bathroom, kitchen textiles and a selection of statement bags.

“Ragged Rose is a celebration of the English country garden,” enthuses Dawn. She decided to launch her own company after 26 years experience in retail buying, most recently as head of the home sector at renowned London store Selfridges. Prior to that she was head of buying for home and gift at House of Fraser.

She studied at the London College of Fashion completing a four-year clothing management course in 1981 spending one year in industry working alongside top designer Paul Costelloe.

“After college I trained initially at the Bur ton Group for Bur ton menswear star ting as an assistant buyer on boyswear before progressing to men’s shir ts and knitwear before moving onto Hornes menswear and then setting up Oakland Menswear a separate retail arm of the C&A empire,” she recalls.

With a wealth of retail experience behind her she has an extensive knowledge of consumer shopping habits and is confident Ragged Rose will hit the spot with people hungry for bright, joyful products. “The aim is for a bold, colourful and contemporary look that says, not yesterday’s vintage!” she explains. “We offer glamorous and desirable pieces for the bedroom and bathroom, fabulous and funky, but still functional items for the kitchen and garden as well as some gorgeous, flir ty bags for fun days out to remember.

“So even on dull, grey days when the sun doesn’t shine, Ragged Rose can inject colour and energy into everyday life,” she adds.

Ragged Rose is a new lifestyle brand conceived by Dawn Rose from her garden summer house in the heart of the Kent countryside. Read on to find out more

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Further information

Ragged Rose is exhibiting at Home & Gift, Harrogate.Visit them on stand DP4-3, call +44 (0)1622 812 897 or visit the website to find out more. g

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