Kaieteur Falls, Guyana
Ruby Sampson is a fashion utility brand for textured-hair women. We exist to bring thoughtfully crafted designs to the lifestyle and hair needs of women of color. In 2012 we launched our minimum viable product, the silk-lined headwrap, for women with natural hair who experience chronic dryness and breakage. Ruby Sampson is the namesake of Ashley’s grandmother, who was a seamstress and family matriarch of 8 children in Georgetown, Guyana. Ashley’s parents immigrated to the United States in the early 1980’s and instilled an unwavering work ethic and sense of gratitude for opportunity. The brand attributes include resilience, ambition, risk, failure, and success: shared pillars of the family’s immigrant passage.
The brand is inspired by and devoted to women of color. We love to play with unconventional textiles and bold prints that introduce a level of utility and sophistication to the customer’s wardrobe. Ruby Sampson caters to the customer’s ambitious nature by reducing the time needed to regain hair health and freeing up resources to refocus energy on causes that matter. Ruby Sampson was officially founded in Washington, DC in 2016 and is a member of The Made In DC Program.