The Etsy Market Maker: Rachel of Rachel Rainbow
Meet Rachel of Rachel Rainbow maker of accessories with nostalgic details and fanciful colours.
Introduce yourself and your business.
Hi I am Rachel and no my last name is unfortunately not actually Rainbow. I started Rachel Rainbow as a creative outlet from my structured design job in children’s wear in 2013. I have a degree in Fashion Design and Technology and have always preferred to design for children. I love colour and sparkly things and rainbows and unicorns and these do translate better into a younger market. Although I am always on the lookout for the adult versions for myself. I think minimalism is beautiful, but I personally am attracted to a more eclectic style.
Enticed by nostalgic details and fanciful colours, Rachel Rainbow is created for pretending. Designed for children age 3+, each Rachel Rainbow piece is created to bring delight and to be treasured. Each piece is designed and handmade from a nostalgic place of fanciful things with care and attention to detail in Vancouver, BC.
How do you stay creative?
Oh jeeze, I hate these questions. Sometimes you just have to force yourself to be honest. Schedule in the time and start to play. I wish I had a more whimsical answer. Pre-covid, I found going out to live local music and artist shows was always inspiring. I also find being outside can help me when I am stuck or any form of movement in general.
I bought a seriously run down doll house this month. I’ve always wanted one. And no, I do not have kids, this is for me. I want to refurbish it and make it into my mini dream home. Because, let’s face it, doing this for real in Vancouver is perhaps unlikely in the foreseeable future. So I suppose having creative outlets outside of Rachel Rainbow is what inspires me most. I LOVE to cook and feel that this is one of my greatest creative expressions.