MEET THE TEAM | THE GIRLS BEHIND RUBY & RAIN

"Who runs the world? Girls!" says Beyonce and we totally agree. Meet our girl gang bringing you all the Ruby & Rain goodness.

Hayley - Meagan's best friend & Co-founder of Ruby & Rain

What is your favourite thing about being a part of Ruby & Rain? 
I absolutely love Meagans energy and passion for growing a community of confident women who embrace their bodies and seeing the beautiful designs and colours she creates.
What does your role entail day to day?
Supporting Meagan in our NZ made journey. 
What's your favourite design Ruby & Rain has ever done?
The Cherry Blossom Dress as I think it is a great style that suits all body types. 
Why do you love that we are made in NZ?
I love being able to support so many families in our own backyard as well as the satisfaction of seeing the whole process of every garment made from start to finish. 

Liz - Group General Manager

What is your favourite thing about being a part of Ruby & Rain?
I love that we have such a passionate team and equally passionate customers who support and love New Zealand Made.
What does your role entail day to day?
No one day is the same as my role covers all aspects of the business but we have great fun and enjoy listening to our customers and designing for them.
What's your favourite design Ruby & Rain has ever done?
Cherry Blossom dress -  such a great style and so easy to wear - you can slip it on and off you go!
Why do you love that we are made in NZ?
It’s a great feeling to know we are supporting very skilled designers, pattern makers and seamstresses here in New Zealand, and we are proud to support these skilful people and celebrating New Zealand talent.

Bronwyn - Owner of Forward Fashion Ltd - Head of R+R Manufacturing.

What is your favourite thing about being a part of Ruby & Rain?
We love making lovely clothes for curvy women so they have the same chance at the latest fashions.
What does you role entail day to day?
In an average day I do everything from showing my staff how to sew something to me sewing it myself, making samples for the new styles coming up and running my business along side it all. Every day is very busy!!!!
What's your favourite piece Ruby & Rain has ever done?
l love the pink and animal print active jackets 😍
Why do you love that we are made in NZ?
Being made in NZ means my staff and myself all have jobs so you’ve got to love being part of keeping your own country employed and going.

Kate - Dispatch & Communications Manager

What is your favourite thing about being a part of Ruby & Rain?
The great team I get to work with. It's also pretty cool seeing the designs come to life from a piece of paper to a finished garment.
What does you role entail day to day?
Answering emails, packing orders & organising stock are the main things I do day to day but every day is different.
What's your favourite piece Ruby & Rain has ever done?
My favourite piece of R+R would be the Dandelion Dress. It's such a versatile piece that can be dressed up or down.
Why do you love that we are made in NZ?
I love that we are NZ made because it gives local people (like me) a job. I also that we get to be hands on through the whole process and ensure the quality of the garments are up to scratch.  

Diana - Dispatch & Stock Control Manager 

What is your favourite thing about being a part of Ruby & Rain?
I love that we are a small close knit team and that we are NZ made.
What does you role entail day to day?
On a normal day I send out orders and am the chief stock organiser! I take my job of keeping the warehouse organised very seriously, no shelf is let untidy haha. 
What's your favourite piece Ruby & Rain has ever done?
Probably the Palm Pants, I love these on Meagan.
Why do you love that we are made in NZ?
I love that everything is made and dispatched from the same building. its great that we get to work along side the manufacturers every day, they are just down the hallway.

Lauren - Marketing & Production Co-Ordinator 

What is your favourite thing about being a part of Ruby & Rain?
I love being a part of a female lead team that encourages me and other women to embrace themselves and their bodies. I think its pretty cool that every day we get to help women around the world feel confident while wearing our clothing. 
What does you role entail day to day?
A mixture of things - scheduling production dates with our in house manufacturers, uploading products to our website, making videos, writing blog posts - the list goes on and I love that every day is something different!
What's your favourite piece Ruby & Rain has ever done?
Probably the Ivy Dress, its so easy to wear and perfect coming into the hotter months. It can also be dressed up or down easily making it super versatile.
Why do you love that we are made in NZ?
I love that we are NZ made as it means we can over see the whole process from start to finish. My office is right down the hallway from where the machinists work everyday and their work room is right down the hallway from where all our orders are dispatched from. Not many fashion labels can say that everything is done under one roof, I think it's pretty impressive.