Our collaboration with cancer survivor Ruby Seeto and her amazing tea towels continues to deliver outstanding results for Starship Children’s Hospital. Her recent Watermelon Ice Pops design has raised a massive $59,412, taking the tally to more than $484,000 to date. An effort we are hugely proud of.

All funds raised in the last 12 months and going forward this year will support a serious cause for young cancer sufferers – setting up an ovarian tissue cryopreservation banking protocol for New Zealand Haematology/Oncology Services. Ovarian tissue cryopreservation is the only means of preserving fertility for pre-pubertal girls who are at high risk of infertility related to cancer treatment. 

Ruby’s Starship journey began in 2006 when at nine years of age she was diagnosed with a rare cancer and had major surgery to remove a 1.6kg tumour from her liver. She spent 12 months in Starship undergoing intensive treatment.

Ruby is now studying for a double major in Commerce and Design at Victoria University in Wellington. She says designing the tea towels has helped shape her direction and the decision to pursue her design interests more seriously.

You can keep up with Ruby’s news on her website

These 100% cotton tea-towels showcase bright unique designs and often feature one of Ruby’s favourite recipes.

They have become collectors’ items over the years and her new designs are always eagerly anticipated, often selling out quickly.

They make great gifts too!


Introducing Pineapple Paradise, Ruby’s new tropical design

$6 from the sale of each tea towel and apron (which is all proceeds after costs) is donated to Starship.