Paper Rain Turns 9!

Paper Rain Turns 9!

This week marks 9 years since Wills and I sat down at a friend's kitchen table in Wellington and registered The Paper Rain Project Ltd with the NZ Companies Office.  We were in our early 20s, had zero business experience, enormous dreams and were ready to work very hard. It has been an absolute ride! Seeing this business evolve, working with all you incredible artists and meeting so many of you, our amazing customers has filled our hearts. Thanks for coming a long on our journey 🎉 Happy Birthday Paper Rain!

Here are some of our favourite images and products from years past :)

Paper Rain T-shirts - Fair Trade, Organic Apparel
We've continued to produce our own shapes of organic, fair trade cotton t-shirts (which are custom made by Little Yellow Bird). These are printed with artworks by a range of epic artists and each t-shirt sold results in a donation to a specially paired charity. Artworks above by Faunesque, Woo Woo and Hannah Jensen.

Painted Board Art produced by Paper Rain

Some of our favourite one of a kind board artworks by our guest artists. Clockwise from L-R: Erika Pearce, Hannah Jensen, Emmaline Bailey, Cracked Ink, Kelly Spencer and Milarky.

Pop Up Shops by Paper Rain
Although pop up shops are a thing of the past for us, we did love setting them up and getting to have so many great conversations and connections with you, our tribe! We've popped up in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Picton as well as having had exhibitions or market stalls in Queenstown, Dunedin, New Plymouth & London.

Laser Etched Boards by Paper Rain
These laser etched boards are still some of your favourites! Crafted from locally sourced macrocarpa, the laser etched artworks lend to some epic wall hanging pieces! Clockwise from L-R, artworks by: Tobias Illustrations (x2), Emmaline Bailey, Katy Hayward, Hannah Jensen and Indigo Greenlaw.

Stocked at Paper Rain
Let's not forget the other brands we know, love and stock online! We're so pleased to be able to represent and tell the stories of a number of other social enterprises and forward thinking companies - those that share our passion for fair production, high-quality and sustainability. Clockwise from L-R: Amberjack Candles, Nisa (who employ women from refugee backgrounds in Wellington, NZ),  Dinadi (who employ women in Nepal who hand-knit every hat from merino wool),  The Loyal Workshop (who help women from backgrounds of modern slavery in India) and Favoured (who create small batch, hand-made and natural soaps over in Nelson).

Finally, thanks to you, for reading, for supporting us and being along with us for the ride! Indigo & Wills x