Our Story : About Us
Our ethical, fair trade and environmentally conscious manufacturing is done here in Australia, Vietnam, Nepal, Hong Kong and India. Each one of our manufacturers’ is a story in their own right (we love a story, you'll learn that about us!) We like to share those stories with you from time to time through our newsletters.
Here's a bit of my story, and what we're all about ...
Here at Rainbows and Clover, our mission statement is
Live Simply, with Love, Fun and Laughter.
We like the old-fashioned, time-honoured ethos of making practical and beautiful products that are built to last. That they’re ethically produced, sustainable, and will contribute to your lives in a positive way.
Fair Trade. Fair Work. Fair Play is our motto. From our environmentally conscious packaging to our manufacturing and office staff. From the person who makes the product, to the working conditions, we employ a diverse workforce both here in Australia and overseas, where fair treatment, pay, and conditions are of the utmost importance. Our relationships with our customers, manufacturers, and staff, are paramount.
Rainbows and Clover began life in Bangalow NSW, in 2009 by founder Kylie. Many of the products were designed by her and have stood the test of time as our most popular items. In February 2019, under new ownership, the business relocated to the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Qld. The HQ location may have changed, but the quality of the products and ethos remain the same.
We feel it is important to keep up with trends and styles. so to complement our existing ranges we will also be adding new products from time to time. If you have an idea or have been searching for something that you just can’t find, please get in touch and let us know.
Enjoy your Rainbows and Clover journey, and feel free to email feedback whenever you like. Let us know whenever you have something you'd like us to share on our Rainbows and Clover facebook page - we've over 21,000 likers, and we know they'd like to hear about you! We also LOVE Instagram - come follow us and see a bit of the people behind the brand, and what we get up to.
We're all about the journey, the environment, the footprint we leave on the earth, the people, the fairness, the adventure, the stories, the world out there and the world in which we live.
We're going to enjoy getting to know each other, and I look forward to our next chat at a trade show somewhere around the country, or over the phone.
Thanks for being part of our adventure …
Jenny Rutherford xo
... and always remembering, there is no I in TEAM;
Introducing the lovely people who help make Rainbows and Clover thrive;
Jenny (that's me!) – proud owner, designer, trade fairs, wholesale, social media, marketing,
Jacquie & Katrina - awesome freight, logistics and warehouse dispatchers (Brisbane warehouse, shared with Sunbury Nursery Furniture)
Connie - sewer based in Vietnam running a team of enthusiastic women
Samita – sewer based in Melbourne and India, running a family manufacturing business
Biswash - Nepal - Chief in charge of all things felt.
Thank you team... for your positivity and enthusiasm, it's waaaaay tougher on your own, and together we thrive! xxx