Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bust Craftacular

Ruffeo Hearts Lil Snotty was at Bust Spring Craftacular this past weekend!

If you missed us, Threadbanger has a nice video recap featuring Ruffeo a.k.a Mackswell.

Our next craft fair will be Renegade on June 6 and 7. See you there!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


We're hungry. Metaphysically and physically. We perceived a deficit in savory satisfying summer staples. Take tina turner, turned topside. Unzipped uncut unfiltered genuine draft. On the real, no bullshit. We've curated a line we believe is our finest collection, ever: QUADRACEPTICON summer 3009.

Just for reading this blog, we offer you 20% off anything bought off RHLS.COM (you need to use this link: (We'll refund you 20% through paypal upon your purchase).

Today we are introducing the first first five new members of the Ruffeo hearts Lil snotty family.

Ill Debbie
A jumper for jumping idiots.

Mitchelada 3009
W.W.I.A.D-What would Isaac Asimov Do?

Wear one thing all spring and summer! You never need to change. It's a dress, it's shorts, it's a television test pattern.

Span Decks Fleshbag

Just dream nobody knows spandex like Ruffeo. Nobody does spandex like Ruffeo. We won't be undersold (Actually, intricate inlay doesn't get any cheaper than this. Go ahead, undersell us).

Watersport Tank
The finest tank top in the word. Now made from salvaged mesh.

Friday, May 8, 2009


Yo sweaty betties strip down get ready. It is summer time, Or at least in our minds it is.

RHLS has been grindin' hard behind the scenes coming out with a fresh fresh new line of dresses. Process meets function once again using dead stock cotton and jersey, breathable polyester and super wide elastic from the Brooklyn belt factory (RIP).

We deliver some filthy dirty shit to make our mouth hurt. technicolor rainbows gang flow, stay quiet stay low.

thank you very much we hope you enjoy this juicy popsicle as much as we enjoyed making it. Keep your eye peeled for the technicolor romper along with the young coconut dress: a bell shaped pocket innovation.

DO YOU SEA WHAT I DID?! Watersporty, Creamy Jammin

Last weekend Ryder got me wet.

doin it

ruffeo, hearts and lil snotty

we are talking it out on the internet to further our ambitions of power success fame and social change!

Sunday meeting!

-communication: collaborative power and individual motivation

-money: where it goes where it comes from what we are doing with it

-spring/summer line: solidify collection make production goals

-production calendar: goals, semstress help and labor budget

-interns: post gig on craigs list, on etsy site, make flyer to put on internet

-large goals!

-to do lists

-personal lil notebooks

Friday, May 1, 2009

"Hearts" is the name of our apprentice program.
RHLS teaches: we are growing this handmade movement with the help of dedicated ethically minded Brooklynites.

RHLS HEARTS Mission Statement
We are looking for people interested in gaining experience making clothes and learning how to build a business. We are called Ruffeo Hearts Lil' Snotty. We make everything we sell by hand in our beautiful workshop in Red Hook, Brooklyn. This would be beneficial to any person who would like to learn the entire process of creating a product, solving problems creatively, and thinking in a local based economy, creating a sustainable business.

The working environment here is very communal, the space is absolutely gorgeous, right on the water with a view of the statue of liberty! You would get experience/get trained in pattern making, cutting patterns with a industrial rotary knife, learn about systematic production, custom fitting, tailoring, upcycling deadstock fabric/clothing, sourcing materials from manufacturer waste, building silk screens, coating silkscreens, exposing silk screens, preparing transparencies for screens and the technique of silk screening. You will be using a 4 screen silk screen press, and a flash cure unit, leaning how to register different layers of prints.

There is the opportunity to learn how to sew if you are willing to work with us for the longer term, we would love to have you as long as you like, but this apprenticeship is for a minimum of 1 days a week for a month up to four days a week for 3 months. Everything is negotiable. If both RHLS and you would like to stay longer or shorter we will work it out.

As far as our background goes, we are entering our 3rd year. We sell all around the USA and Europe, Asia. We sell at Patria Field in New York (costume designer for Sex In The City, Ugly Betty) and were recently on CBS Sunday Morning News/ Martha Stewart teaching Mo Rocca how to sew a sweatshirt. We were a featured seller on We were winners of Fred Flare's "Next Big Thing" contest. And we maintain a guest segment on, doing tutorials and Upcycling Recon Tours.
These Are Powers music video:

Ruffeo and Mo Rocca:

Threadbanger: Make Boy Shorts

Belt Factory Raid:

Threadbanger: Space Helmet Hoodie

Reptilian Invasion

Etsy Visiting Artist Program: Majestica Collective

Shop Online:

Shop in Stores:

New York
Patricia Field
302 Bowery
New York, NY 10012

Flock Shop
943 N. Broadway, #103
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Rumors Boutique
404 North Harrison Street
Richmond, Virginia

North Carolina
Honey Pot
86 N. Lexington Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801

Pretty Parlor
119 Summit Ave. E.
Seattle, Washington

White Rabbit
109 South Linn St.
Iowa City, Iowa

We are looking for interns and apprentices for this spring and summer. Are you into representing/producing handmade, being part of the anti-pha-shun movement? We are in NY but if you're not and would like to come out here for a spring or summer experience don't hesitate to apply!
Email us for the application:


We believe by reclaiming the clothing industry, making everything locally and using leftover materials we can revolutionize production practices in many fields.
We are taking responsibity and we belive consumers will get behind us and share that responsibilty, yes, we still want to save the world, thanks mom.


WE MADE A BABY =Mo Rocca and Ruffeo =