Ruth Guimaraes Heget, President. Ruth was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 1983 she moved to Paris, the center of the fashion world. There she met and married, André Heget who shared with her his passion for historical fabrics and prints. Together, they travelled the world collecting antique textile books from the 18th and 19th centuries. In 1993, Ruth founded Archive Collection. Ruth has a M.A. degree in Textile Design and continues to travel all over the world to enhance the Archive Collection's library.
Diana Koka, Textile Library Director. Diana has been working in the fashion industry since 1994 and she is part of Archive Collection since 2003. She maintains and organizes the library and takes of all the “behind the scenes” tasks. Her deep knowledge and passion for prints and designs, along with her refined eyes make her one of the best vintage fabric researchers. Diana also did menswear design in the past for 7 years at Roytex, Inc.
Rosa Parra, Account Executive. Rosa has been working in the textile industry for 14 years. Textile design is her passion. She joined Archive Collection in November 2008. Her clientèle base consists of fabric manufacturers for the apparel, home and upholstery industry. It also consists of clothing companies who produce clothing for children's, juniorsmen and women. "I enjoy every day and moment that I go out and visit a client or have a client visit us. It is always a pleasurable experience." Rosa encourages every company who's looking for design inspiration to visit the Archive Collection studio.