Paper Rain Project

Marlborough-based Paper Rain Project meets their makers

Who made your clothes?

Marlborough-based Paper Rain Project meets their makers

The duo behind design-focused social enterprise Paper Rain Project, Indigo and Wills Rowe, recently embarked on a trip to Kolkata, India to meet the women employed to make their fair-trade clothing and learn how their lives have benefited from a living wage. Here, Indigo shares what they learnt from the experience, whether other companies should travel to see who makes their products and what else is on the horizon for 2018.

Most Creative People

Indigo and Wills Rowe were one of the People's Choice winners for the manufacturing category in Idealog and Accenture's Most Creative People. The Marlborough-based duo run a design and art social enterprise called the Paper Rain Project that creates, among many things, longboards made out of recycled wine barrels. The boards are sold mainly as artworks, but there are also plans in the works to develop a rideable eucalyptus board for commuters. Here, they talk creativity, resilience and bringing an ethos into your craft.