It is for this reason that I particularly love our Quentin Tote for it’s easy elegance and timeless look and feel. Each Quentin awaits the narrative of its new owner. The weary traveler that catches the last train escaping the city din, the father who presents it to his daughter embarking on the first steps of her career, or perhaps in the next generation the Quentin will be inherited alongside other personal items synonymous with loved ones past.
When I started RUSKIN my intention was to follow a quieter more sustainable approach to design and to create timeless lifestyle pieces made for people who share in our values. My inspiration has derived predominantly from nature, particularly from the earthy colours and tones of my home in the Lake District. I named our company after John Ruskin, a great Victorian critic of art, culture and society and a prolific artist in his own right. In many ways, Ruskin was a man ahead of his time, believing strongly in sustainability and traditional craftsmanship from natural materials.
This is why we have placed these same sentiments front and centre in our brand to create timeless products that have the greatest regard for the environment and are designed to outlast the vagaries of fashion trends.