About Us

How It All Started 

My world has always revolved around creativity. 

Growing up, my favourite thing to do when I was bored was to grab a notebook and some pencils, and just draw with no end goal in sight. I’d create animals, flowers, sunsets—and I didn’t feel any pressure to make them worthy of hanging on the fridge. I just did it for the sheer joy of creating! 

When I became an adult my imagination didn’t stop. I continued to make art and even had the courage to try out new mediums and techniques. This is when I first tried tie dye! 

I launched Grumble Studios after finishing university in 2020, at the height of the Covid crisis. 

At home during lockdown I thought what can I do with myself to cure the boredom. Tie dye was coming back in fashion—I thought to myself I still have clothes I dyed from a couple years ago but socks would be cool! And that’s how it started. I put the spare socks I made online and they sold within the hour. I bought more, they sold out again. 

Fast forward 3 years and I have a diverse product range from tie dye to jewellery, home fragrance, greeting cards etc. 


Choosing a Name 

It didn’t take long for me to choose the name for my business. I am an animal lover, especially dogs. I love them that much I own four of them! They are all pugs. Their names are Buddy, Bea, Winnie and Reggie. 

Did you know that a group of pugs is called a Grumble? In my 3 years of trading I’ve only met one person who knew what it was. 

Because I do all the making in my studio that’s how it was decided. Grumble Studios.