The Paper Rain Project

You might ask what organic art clothing, skateboard art and recycled timbers have in common. We’re the common thread. The Paper Rain Project came about from a want to do things differently, at a high-quality and without costing the Earth. We wanted to truly give back through the process of our making, to give on with our profits and to generally do good. 

Why wood? We love the feel and that it already has a story. T-shirts? Another great canvas for expression.  So came about our range of fair trade, organic Cause clothing, skateboard artworks and longboards made from recycled or locally sourced sustainable timber.

Want to learn more? Read more about our story HERE.

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Recent blogs

The Grey Ghost

The Grey Ghost

Once, not too long ago, the forests of New Zealand rang with the haunting calls of the Grey Ghost. The Kōkako - nicknamed the 'Grey Ghost' due to its blue-grey plumage, haunting cries and knack for disappearing acts - are often identified by their call rather than by sight. In...

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'NATIVE' ~ NZ Artists for NZ Natives

'NATIVE' ~ NZ Artists for NZ Natives

Detail by Hannah Heslop's 'Mountain Lily' (Paper Rain wine barrel skateboard) New Zealand natives are the inspiration and the cause behind The Paper Rain Project's latest art collaboration.  The ‘NATIVE’ exhibition - to be launched at our Ponsonby Pop Up Store from November 19th - December 2nd is a partnership...

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The Alternative Solutions

The Alternative Solutions

After the sad but necessary lows of the last blog outlining the severity and reasons behind the current Plastic Epidemic, we want to turn things around (and hopefully help YOU turn things around!). Here, we introduce you to some awesome, inspirational and eco-friendly companies that are helping all of us to make the...

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1414 Days of FREEDOM

In the last 4 years we have created 1414 days of Freedom (through fair trade employment).

We believe that fair trade & organic is just the way things should be. We are proud to work with a Kiwi owned business which exists specifically to provide freedom for women from the sex trade, women who were forced into prostitution by trafficking or poverty. Printing on these high-quality & ethical garments, we produce our apparel as limited edition artworks but also provide freedom through employment opportunity for women who would otherwise have no choice. Read more here.

Thank you for your support! Browse t-shirts that support freedom here.


Art Goods for Good Causes

For 2017/18 (and ever more), we are ramping up our push to support social and environmental 'Causes'. We believe in business that exists for good, giving back partial profits to support causes we truly believe in.

Read more on why we do what we do here.

Causes supported through our project include Satisfy Food Rescue, Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary, Project Jonah, Conservation Kids NZ, Sustainable Coastlines, Working Waters Trust, DOC's Kaki Stilt protection, Kakapo Recovery Trust, Live More Awesome, Para Wetlands and more. 

Join us in doing good with art and business through our range of Cause t-shirts and board art.