Developed from a love of craft, storytelling and unusual characters, Ruby Ruth Dolls are a collection of colourful, eccentric creatures created by Jenny Mustill.
“I am on a mission to bring joy and comfort to both adults and children with my dolls and products. Children play with dolls and toys as an outlet for personal expression and that the objects they use are a vehicle to explore their imagination. I want to reconnect adults back to that feeling…..”
Ruby Ruth Dolls now in it’s 10th year of trading originally started off on a market stall. The creatures are now sent to customers all over the world. The brand is on the cusp of a huge expansion as it launches in China this year. The deal for which materialised in a rather unusual way. To read all about it head to Jenny’s blog post “How I Took a Leap of Faith and Secured an International Business Deal”
The iconic range of dolls are made up of five key characters: Malcolm, Rita, Ron, Burt and Jasper and their friends who live in Brighton. The each have distinctive personalities Malcolm who likes to look out to see for answers, Ron who believes there’s someone out there for everyone, Jasper who is the strong and silent type, Burt who always starts a conga line at a party and Rita who believes in love at first sight.
Ron and Burt are a couple who met at Brighton pride, Jasper works as a doorman at the Grand Hotel on the seafront. Malcolm and Rita are on a journey of self care. You can follow their adventures on our blog, as well as Facebook and Instagram accounts.
They have won the hearts of high profile customers including blogger Zoella (pictured). Zoe has featured her own Malcolm and Rita in numerous videos, press features, an ITV advert and even alongside her waxwork at Madame Tussauds.
Ruby Ruth Dolls creator Jenny Mustill is a multidisciplinary artist who uses painting, writing and sewing as tools for self expression. After completing a fine art painting degree at Chelsea School of Art, she worked as an assistant for Damien Hirst making his spot and butterfly gloss paintings. During this time, Jenny was introduced to doll-making by a friend. The characters that make up the Ruby Ruth range are inspired by her own experiences as well as her friends, family members, pets and people she has met along the way.