Hey, I'm Ruby! I run Life Club from my teeny studio in Folkestone, England. I have a slight (read: extreme) enamel pin & patch obsession. I design all kinds of stuff, mainly in the form of enamel pins, patches, as well as clothing. My designs have been described as "so wonderfully cynical", which I feel sums up my style nicely!
Life Club started due to an awesome few moments of coincidence that quite literally changed both mine and Russell's (my partner) lives; I'd seen a toy bear for sale online as a part of a fundraising effort for a local animal sanctuary. The little bear had been rescued from landfill, cleaned up and then had a mini banner stitched to it's paws that read "HUMANS ARE IDIOTS". I was utterly smitten, and after a few weeks of it sitting on my desk staring at me, I decided to make the phrase into my very first pin.
The 'Humans are Idiots' pin was a massive success! And it's still one of our best sellers today. Whilst I continue to design more and more items, my partner Russell pulls his weight by packing up your orders, and together we make a pretty unstoppable team. We ditched our office jobs in 2018 and have never looked back! Never in a million years did we think we'd ever get to be self employed, let alone love what we do!
We continue to donate to the same local animal sanctuary that the 'Humans are Idiots' bear was raising money for, and are now super proud sponsors of the F.R.I.E.N.D Animal Rescue. They are amazing, based in Kent (UK) and are a small scale organisation run solely on donations - so the money we donate via your orders makes a massive difference to them! www.friendanimalrescue.org.uk
Ruby & Russell