In 2002 , Neringa Rūkė entered Giedrė Fledžinskienė Higher School of Arts, specialty as a clothing designer.
Winner of the 2003 Young Designers Competition. A collection called “Nine Months of Autumn.”
2003 Plein air in Nida “Dunes 2003”.
In 2003, the competition of young designers “1, 3, 5, 7”.
In 2003, the competition of young designers “New Talent”.
Winner of the 2004 Competition for Young Designers. The collection, “When I Was A Punk When I Was Young”;
2005 Young Designer Competition, collection called “The Witch”.
In 2005, work at the Lithuanian Film Studio as a costume designer assistant in the film “Leonardas Da Vincis”.
In 2005, she worked at the Lithuanian Film Studio as a costume designer assistant in the film “Black Death”.
2005 – 2008 Assistant of designer Jolanta Rimkutė.
In 2005, the diploma of higher education – the qualification of a fashion designer.
2006 Single Model Competition L’amour collection 2nd place.
2007 – 2008 intensive work as an advertising stylist.
2007 – 2008 intensive work as a stylist of television shows.
In 2011 , the brand “Rūkė” was founded.
In 2011, the first sweaters collection “Sunday”.
In 2012, the sweaters collection “Bug”.
2013 Participation in showroom, “Thenticau” in New York, 13/14 autumn/winter.
In 2014, the sweaters collection “Fairy tale”.
2014 Participation in a showroom “Thenticau” in New York, Spring/Summer 2015.
In 2015, the sweaters collection “Rain drop”.
2015 Participation in the showroom CAPSULE – New York Womens Apparel & Footwear – Autumn/Winter 2015.
In 2016, the sweaters collection “Lost in deeps”.
In 2017, the sweaters collection “Countryside”.
In 2017, the sweaters collection “Xmas”.
2017 Publication in the journal Fashion for conservartion September issue, Seattle, USA.
In 2018, the sweaters collection “Bug reload”.
From 2019 to today , intensive creative work with knitting patterns.
2019 Collaboration with brands: “Wool and the gang”, “Tot-le-matin”, “O-wool”, “Prospery yarns”, “Cascade yarns”, “Filcolana”, “Hipknit”, “ELK market metal”, “Jarbon”, “Maguba”, “Skein yarn”.
In 2020, a design was created of “Crummock sweater” for Fiber Co.
In 2020, a design was created of the “Serenity cardigan” for Scheepjes, published in 2020 by Scheepjes CRAFT BOOK-A-ZINE No. 9, Tynaarlo, Netherlands.
2020 Collaboration with brands: Beta knit, Honerochair, Lamana, Sirdar, Gathered sheep yarns, Prospery yarns, Cocoknits, Filcolana, Hipknit, Skein yarns, Sweet sparrow yarns, Beta knit, Fiber co., Lavender lune, Tot-le-matin.
In 2021, the designs were created of the “Go-to cardigan” and “Herringbone V-sweater” for Scheepjes.
In 2021, a sweater design was created for the LITLG, published in 2021, LITLG Life in the long grass, No. 04, West Cork, Ireland.
2021 Collaboration with brands: Purl Soho, Lamana, Tot-le-matin, Cascade yarns, Filcolana, Zakami yarns, Sirdar, Lopi, Naturkinder, Hipknit.
2022 Collaboration with brands: Gepard garn, Hipknit, Lamana, Naturkinder, KOKON bleu, Filcolana, Zakami yarns, Wool dreamers, Laines du nord, Cocoknits, Purl soho.
Let me introduce and tell more about myself. My name is Neringa and surname Rūkė. There‘s ancient lithuanian folk tale about giant woman Neringa, who poured sand dunes in the sea to protect people from the thunderstorm. Also this name has a meaning of „submerged earth“. My surname comes from word „mist“ (lithuanian „rūkas“). And mist is a fabulous nature phenomenon which you can admire and which attracts to see it again and again like a magnet. So it means that I am a sumberged land above the mist from which horizon and all world is seen.
I am a graduate of Vilnius design college where I got costume designer specialty. I do what I like most and what I really understand, what is really interesting to me and what I have dreamed about since my early age. While studying still being at second course I‘ve got a job to work in Lithuanian film studio as a costume designer assistant. Work was very hard – I‘ve worked 6 days per week and used to rise at 5 o‘clock in the morning and went to sleep at 12 o‘clock in the evening. This workload has trained my willpower and discipline and that is why today I admire this characteristic which pulls me forward.
In 2011 I estabilished a brand „Rūkė“. „Rūkė“ reflects all my inner world, which is revealed in my knitted clothes – knitwear. „Rūkė“ reflects attitude to the team as to weawed stitches of sweater because only together we can achieve more. „Rūkė“ reflects my family, my five children and cozy home which are wrapped by mom‘s knitwear. „Rūkė“ it is a family business, it is our choise to create, work and pursue for our goals.
Today brand „Rūkė“ is a family business. We create contemporary, fashionable and inovative knitted products for whole family. Most of all yarns used in manufacture originates from Italy which is famous for it‘s high quality and fashionable yarns. Also we have a small part of lithuanian yarns which fits for woolen socks very well. At the moment I knit all sweaters by myself with a manually hand driven knitting machine or with needles. That‘s why every sweater is charged with warm feelings and positive thoughts. To knit a sweater qualitatively requires long time, concentration and discipline. We always seek for new opportunities to grow and expand and we are always open for various propositions.
Our brand‘s motto – „All dreams come true“. When I know exactly what I want – sooner or later it will become a reality. That‘s why I want to wish you from all my heart – to know very well what you want.