I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Ruhee Rajan, owner and founder of Rubies Bras. Rajan designs and produces custom bras and swimwear and took her very first sewing lessons at The Make Den. We chatted about balancing a day job while running a business, her early obsession with breasts, and her recent feature in Vogue. I also got to photograph a few of her gorgeous handcrafted samples.
Raise your hand if your bra is the first thing you want to take off when you get home. That’s probably because some 75 percent of women are wearing the wrong bra size and are feeling the effects—whether suffering from back pain or considering wholly unnecessary breast reduction—or are simply frustrated with limited, unattractive design options in their size. Granted, we’ve come a long way.