Welcome to Rubadoo (pronounced Rub-a-doo) Vintage Collection.
I was born and raised on a fourth generation farm called Riversdale, near a little village called Tylden in the Queenstown area of the Eastern Cape, South Africa. (Tylden is renowned as the birthplace of Steve Biko, the founder of the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa).
Grandpa nicknamed me Rubadoo and I drew inspiration for my logo from my Grandpa’s handwriting found in my childhood books (books which I still read to my young son).
I developed a passion for sewing started from a young age and after obtaining a diploma in Theatre Craft I joined Da Gama Textiles as a Textile Designer, and from there I pursued my love of design and fabric with various other companies, in both a permanent and freelance capacity.
The range reflects my love of children, fabric, design and all things vintage and it includes children’s sleepwear, ladies ”slumber bum” lounge pants, baby breast feeding bibs, doo-doo (sleep-time) comforters and nappy bags. Included in the range are beautiful crocheted accessories for little girls, handcrafted by a wonderful team of ladies from the Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust – inspirational women making a difference
Our locally produced, luxuriously handcrafted designs are very unique and our sewing technique, together with a timeless sense of tradition, is what helps guide our designs. Our wish is that you and your loved ones enjoy the feel of the natural textures
Life is a journey and we have no idea of the path it may follow. I have learnt so much from my upbringing, overcoming adversity, as well as the wonderful people I have met along the way. Don’t stop dreaming …