Explore Designs by Emelia Prince Ruyle
Hand-dyed silks sewn into one-of-a-kind wearable art, Explore Designs by Emelia Prince Ruyle are made lovingly in Burlington, VT. Kimonos, scarves, dresses, bandanas, scrunchies, re-explored vintage silk pieces and more are some of the colorful creations you will find from Explore. Each piece is individually hand-dyed, cut, and sewn in studio by Emelia. Inspired by a passion for travel, nature, and color, Explore is made for those who value hand-crafted pieces while seeking comfort and versatility.
Explore is focused on sustainability and making high-quality clothing to treasure for a lifetime. Pieces are made from 100% silk or a silk/wool blend, both natural fibers that are highly renewable. Each piece is hand-dyed in small dye baths, making sure the dye is used to its full potential before discarding. Cut and sewn in-house, there is minimal waste from production, leftover materials are kept to be re-used to make accessories, wall hangings, and wrapping. Our Re-Explored line is focused on keeping textiles out of landfills by giving them a new life. Vintage silk pieces are sourced from secondhand shops and then are hand dyed and transformed into something new and special, helping to extend the lifecycle of the garment.
With Explore you're getting more than a piece of clothing. You're curating a unique sustainable wardrobe, supporting a one-woman business, experiencing a new place, and wearing a piece of art that is one of a kind.
The studio and showroom are located in the wonderful Soda Plant in the South End Arts District. Studio visits are welcome, come shop and try on pieces and see where the colorful craziness happens! Send us a message to schedule a time or stop by on your next visit.
266 Pine Street