Rapture & Wright was started by Peter Thwaites and Rebecca Aird in 2004. She, a successful Graphic Designer, wanted a change from creating packaging for sweets and engine oil. He, an illustrator, had been working around the world for interior designers, creating exotic murals and wall finishes.
Artisans at heart, together they dreamed of turning their brimming portfolio of patterns, designed over the years, into a collection of fabrics and wallpapers. Confident that they could save the dwindling British textile industry by themselves, they built a hand printing table in a leaky barn and sought out the best suppliers across the British Isles.