The Light Novel series is the source material for the adaptation of the Anime and Manga series. The information and terminology on the article will be based on the source material rather than the adaptions.
When Tuuli starts recieving preferential treatment due to her relationship with Corinna and her skill at making hair ornaments, Rita and the other apprentices complain that the workshop forewoman is playing favorites with her. She informs them that it's not favoritism; she's just working hard to stay neat and presentable like Myne told her to. Rita is especially impressed when Tuuli says that Myne knows how to read.
To soothe Rita and Laura's hurt feelings, Tuuli invites them to go with her to the north of the city on her day off and observe the fashion designs popular with rich people. They both eagerly agree, but after their visit, Rita confesses that she doesn't think she could ever make the clothes rich people wear.
- Rita's house is located on the far southwest of town, suggesting that her family is very poor.