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Company History

Company History

Our Roots date back to the 1960s when the Tailor family arrived from India to work in Lancashire’s cotton mills. This was followed by setting up a small factory in Preston manufacturing ladies pinafore dresses and skirts supplying independents across the UK. As demand grew for the products the family ventured into selling directly to the consumer through travelling around the Lake District and Cumbria selling garments on the local markets during the 1980s and 1990s.

Ruby Trading (UK) LTD trading as Kate Lilly Designs was founded in Preston, Lancashire in 2005 by Moonaf and Usman Tailor primarily to serve the independent shop keepers.

The business was quick to establish and moved to a small warehouse in Manchester’s vibrant textile hub of Cheetham hill specialising in ladies jersey tops, woven jackets and trousers for the mature lady.

The vision was simple- to manufacture and distribute quality British Made Garments giving our customers the latest fashion products in quick time. As the business established over the years and our clients increased from mainly independents to multiple retailers and mail order companies, it was time to restructure and source larger premises. In early 2016 the business moved to a new 10,000 sq.ft Distribution centre back in Preston.