Although The Paper Rain Project is a relatively homegrown business, centring around our HQ in Marlborough, it has grown to become a platform for many artists, creators and makers worldwide. Our team is made up of co-founders, Indigo & Wills Rowe with our assisting team, Sarah Starkey, Marni Richards and Nicola Michelle.

We love collaboration and working with like-minded people. We currently work with 30 artists across the globe as well as incredible ethical suppliers in India, Nepal and right here in New Zealand. We run our business with the two co-founders, Indigo & Wills, as well as a couple of seasonal part-time staff.

We are stoked to introduce you to our small group of enthusiastic crew:

 

Indigo Greenlaw of The Paper Rain ProjectINDIGO ROWE - GENERAL MANAGER, MARKETING & DESIGNER

Co-founder of The Paper Rain Project, Indigo spends most of her hours on the design, marketing, visual merchandising and communications for the business. She is super passionate about the project, art, ethics and the people our business gets to work with. Indigo grew up between the North-West of Scotland and Picton before studying and travelling (which she continues to do whenever money or time allows!) She is a lover of hot drinks, adventures, hiking, popcorn, the outdoors, yoga and music.

Wills Rowe of The Paper Rain ProjectWILLS ROWE - WORKSHOP MANAGER & PRODUCT DESIGNER

Co-founder of The Paper Rain Project, Wills spends most of his time in the workshop shaping our decks, laser etching longboards and hand-printing our fair trade, organic t-shirts. An ex-arborist and massage therapist, Wills is a big fan of learning new crafts and building the furniture for our store fit-outs. Wills grew up on the cherry orchard in Spring Creek, Marlborough on which our workshop is based. Wills' hobbies include potato eating, rock climbing, learning, moustache twiddling, politics and permaculture.

Sarah Starkey, The Paper Rain Project

SARAH STARKEY - MARKETING & IMAGE MAKER

We first came across Sarah when she purchased one of our original longboards (made from a recycled wine barrel) way back in 2014. With a degree in political science and international relations, then several years of experience in marketing, photography and working with Shopify, Sarah has a huge range of skills. She came on board at Paper Rain in mid-2020 when she decided to make the year even more of an upheaval by relocating from Auckland down here to sunny little Marlborough. Here, she works closely with Indigo to create the marketing and visual content for the brand. When not plugged in at her desk, you'll find her walking her very characterful pup, Leila, sipping a Marlborough drop or baking up a (gluten free) batch of cookies. Psst... check out her side hustle, sexual health and beauty brand, Little Jane

Marni Richards, The Paper Rain Project, Customer ServiceMARNI RICHARDS - CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER