Us Midlands bloggers don’t get to attend cool events very often and I’ve had to turn down invites in the past (a la no one to babysit!) so I took the opportunity to have a kiddy-free adventure on hubby’s weekend off, and had an awesome time catching up with/meeting everyone despite the mizzy weather.
Everyone in and around KZN has heard of CROW and the amazing rehabilitation work they do by helping injured/abandoned animals and birds back into the wild, so it was awesome to hear first hand from CROW Director, Claire, all about how they actually pull it all off. New-found respect for people who work with animals!
The Rain team (Yusuf, Ryan and Juani) were amazing hosts and we kicked off by creating our own body scrub mixes – I probably could have been a bit more adventurous with mine (a simple vanilla and rooibos concoction) but in the future I will be more than happy to leave it to the experts ;-)
An incredible (vegetarian) lunch was laid out for us and a Rain video presentation showed how ingredients are sourced nd harvested, and local communities empowered through their relationships with the company.
We were also privy to a sneak peek at the upcoming seasonal products which will be in store soon, as well as a demo of the stunning new fragrances being released by Rain soon – Leaf, Twig and Nectar.
A a designer, it’s all about the packaging for me though – kudos to Rain on that front, and for really creating a feel for who they are through their branding and marketing.
I’ve been watching their growth from the sidelines for a while now (their increasing online presence, as well as physical beautifully-designed stores in SA and abroad) and what a pleasure it was to sample some of their beautiful products and hear more about their ethos at this lovely event – thank you for having me :)