Jamie LaPorta started Ruby Bohannon in 1987 while attending The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After graduating from SAIC, Jamie continued designing and creating one of a kind pieces to sell direct to customers via private studio sales. 

In 2000, she began collaborating with Amy Rigg, designing knitwear collections to coordinate with the Amy Rigg Clothing Co. and selling to specialty boutiques nationwide.

The Ruby Bohannon collection for Union Handmade is created using hand knit, hand loomed and hand crocheted techniques. Each piece is one of a kind. The yarns are of the very best quality – imported primarily from Ireland, France, Italy and Spain.

The name, Ruby Bohannon, comes from her grandmother - she was, and continues to be, an incredible inspiration to Jamie.