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About Us

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Ruth + Dot was started by new mom Kelsey in later summer 2015. With her B.A. in interior design, Kelsey began decorating her oldest son Sawyer's nursery anticipating his arrival. Her desire to create a room for her future child to grow into and not feel like a nursery was quickly realized to be a challenge. Finding modern, trendy gender neutral prints was difficult. So she began sewing her own accessories and blankets for her son's room.

What originally started out as a wholesale endeavor selling bibs and burp cloths, evolved over time into an online retail store selling Kelsey's passion - blankets! Inspired by her late grandmother (Ruth) who hand quilted a baby blanket for all 34 of her grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren, Kelsey is continuing her tradition of making heirloom quality blankets for sweet babies and children in her home in Iowa. The other half of the brand name (Dot) is inspired by her other late grandmother (Dorothy) who was a small business owner, driven, independent, and fashion forward. Making blankets and owning a business is deeply engrained into Kelsey's blood.

When she's not at work, or working on Ruth + Dot, you can find Kelsey spending time with her family and friends, snuggled up with a blanket and a good book, learning a new hobby (she has many and is the do-er of all things!), and generally doing anything she can think of to procrastinate putting away the folded laundry.