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 Greenlaw & Wills Rowe with our assisting team, Ailie Suzuki and James Heslop.
We're lucky enough to be in collaboration with around 30 artists across the globe, work with some pretty amazing Kiwi-owned companies in India and in 2016, hired our first non-seasonal staff.
We are stoked to introduce you to our small group of enthusiastic crew (which is complimented each Summer by an amazing crew of pop up staff).

 Indigo Greenlaw of The Paper Rain ProjectINDIGO GREENLAW ~ 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 coffee, adventures, hiking, popcorn, the outdoors, singing, writing and keeping as busy as possible.

 

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 recycled wine-barrel boards, laser etching longboards and most recently in our pop up stores around New Zealand. 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 HQ/Workshop is based. Wills' hobbies include potato eating, rock climbing, learning, moustache twiddling and tiny house research.

 

Ailie Suzuki of The Paper Rain ProjectAILIE SUZUKI ~ SALES & CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER

Introducing our newest team member, Ailie Suzuki. This lady is a conservation warrior, a zoologist and nature guide in the “Real World”. We stole her. Now, Ailie is our "Store Over-Lord". She is helping out with all sorts of things including blogs, cause info, customer service, seasonal staff management, wholesale and (more) creative ideas. She’s a gem and we’re so happy to have her (although we share her with DOC, the Kiwis for Kiwi initiative (and soon, her little one!) Side note: Ailie, being half Japanese and extra enthusiastic, makes kick-ass dumplings and has a raft of experience in just about anything. It'd be safe to say that she's also a super asset.

 

Lucy Anne Rowe - The Paper Rain ProjectLUCY ANNE ~ GUEST WRITER

Lucy is a long time friend of Paper Rain. Originally from Marlborough, she now lives in Wellington with her partner, Gaudam and cat, Arya. Lu is the newest to our team and is one of the voices behind our blogs as a guest writer. She is super passionate about sustainable fashion brands, travel, coffee and writing (sound familliar?) so we know you'll love her.