My name is Susanna Luck, owner of Susanna Luck Flowers & Nettle Textiles. What started as a search for the right shade of blue ribbon to wrap bridal bouquets for a wedding I was working on quickly developed into an obsession with creating the most beautiful colours with natural dyes that I could find. Now it has grown into a fully fledged new branch of my business as more and more people seem to share my passion for gorgeous colours and well-made silk ribbons and textiles.
My ribbons are plant-dyed, made by hand in small batches, in my studio in Portland, Oregon. I use natural dyes that vary from organic local berries to earth tones sourced from Japan. All of my sources for colours and materials are as sustainable as possible and all are non-toxic. Not only does it feel good to be running a business with deeply eco-friendly values, I find that the natural colours are far richer and more nuanced than conventional, artificial dyes.
Nettle's textiles have been featured on wedding and style blogs like Wedding Sparrow, 100 Layer Cake, Ruffled and Perfect Palette.
We will be moving to England in Winter, 2017.
Each batch is a lovingly made work of art; our store motto is 'Infused with Love'.