GALAXY : Noun. A system of stars held together by gravitational attraction. There's no better way to understanding our team than this.
Made up of partners and volunteers both; please meet our Creators, Makers, Producers, and ZINE Experts that is the ever-growing talent showcase below. And keep tabs on this page as more + more stars want in on the brand that adds More Joy to the Tweendom! This is Real Pretty Kind. Huge thanks and love to all of you. It's a beautiful thing.
FOUNDER + CEO : KATIE ROCKLIFF
Interior Designer; Brand & Communications Director; now Fashion Designer;
Katie's proud Founder of Real Pretty Kind TM - the global movement designed to empower Tweens, add More Joy + Save the world 😀
Passionate about bravery, big dreams, beaut tees, and being the change we wish to see; her influences include Cities, Summer, Sundays, the Sea, Gelato, Dancing, Road trippin', Good Art, Good Laughs + Love for her Peeps.
THE WONDER MAKERS : AGNES + BRIGITTA
Meet our Makers. Two women with a collective 20 years experience in the fashion business, determined like ourselves, for Fashion to be a force for good in the community. Together they are spearheading an ethical business model that upskills and equips local communities so that mothers, a key source of staff for most fashion houses, are enabled to work from home - caring for their families with the flexibility, autonomy and dignity that brings.
With their focus on ethically sustaining local craftsmanship and empowering communities,
Agnes + Brigitta were awarded a joint Australian & Indonesian Trade-funded prize for their innovative operational model which as a young company, propelled them onto RPK's radar.
Now, together as a team of women business owners, we are united in being the change we wish to see in the fashion space. Our next milestone in delivering on this vision will be to gain BCorp certification as well as furthering our local community education programs for Tweens to add More Joy to the Tweendom through every step of our product's journey. Stay tuned!
COLLABORATION PARTNER : TEGAN IVERSEN
With a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from the Victorian College of the Arts & currently co-running F*EMS the only other key points of note are her favourite colour: yellow, favourite animal: the crab & 'to do' (besides drawing) : dance!
COLLAGE MAGICIANS : PAPER 2
Long loved for their paper products and beautifully artisanal crafty things, it made perfect sense for us to partner with Paper 2 for our collage designs. They've a magic eye for sourcing both product + images from around the world and across eras. They make the best travelling companions, lunch buddies, and the best bit : they're in the family (hubby's side). We secretly wish we could be as cool as them. But we're working on that. Meanwhile we just revel in their artistry + good company. And get to share the love with you. Sweet.
GRAPHICS GURU : DEBRA JASON
Digital Nomad and Designer extraordinaire with a flair for Marketing + Living Life to the full,
Debra Jason has been an instrumental part of realising RPK's creative dreams. Like us she's a creative at heart, with a strong passion for people and planet. Her work has taken around the globe and back again; and in and out of some of the globe's leading brand and design agencies and tech innovation houses as well. When she is not artworking with RPK, you can find Debra treking or cycling the U.K + Europe, or spending quality moments with friends + fam.
For commissions see firstname.lastname@example.org
PHOTOGRAPHER + LIGHT WHISPERER : AMANDA DE SIMONE
Amanda is a fashion and portrait photographer. She has a passion for beautiful light, sincere people and wild adventures. She loves working with interesting people that are trying to make a difference in this world.
EATS QUEEN : ROBYN DERY
Robyn is a believer in food that makes you happy from your taste buds to your tum.
Combining 15 years of being a dietitian to young people in the health industry with her love of spreading joy through food, Robyn understands the power of good nutrition to set Tweens up for success. Sharing ways to build a healthy body, mind and mood is her passion, served up with a cup of tea and large piece of cake.
HEALTH + FITNESS COACH : NATALIE DAU
Founder of global media lifestyle platform www.thedailyescape.com and the highly-successful RockstarFit App. Natalie is a Reebok sponsored athlete and an ambassador and spokesperson for brands including Soneva Resorts, ClassPass, Polar Watches and Sports Singapore.
TED SPEAKER + CHIEF ENERGIST: SEAN HALL
Sean learned why wellbeing is important the hard way by suffering burnout, or what he calls an energy crisis, twice in three years. This ultimately led him to create wellbeing company Energx with the simple mission to help more people have more energy in the tank so that they can become 'Energists' and use that energy for good. He works with brands who believe the most powerful asset they have is the collective energy and creativity of their people. Sean also mentors with Youth Off The Streets, anti-bullying youth movement Project Rockit and supports startups improving the lives of people with disabilities. He's a proud kiwi and fan of RuPaul's Drag Race.
SKIN HEALTH GURU : HANNAH PATTERSON
Hannah grew up in the UK and studied genetic and bio molecular science at university and went on to work in the pharmaceutical industry, starting with LEO Pharma and working on a product made for psoriasis.
With a view to pursuing her passion in dermatology further with a well known company, Hannah went on to work with Loreal in London where she successfully helped launch a skincare brand for both medical use and over the counter.
There she was exposed to some of the best in the business: dermatologists, pharmacists and beauty professionals alike, and the flame of interest in the field that was ignited has never gone out.
Fast forward a few years, three children and a move to Australia, and Hannah will be using her scientific and industry knowledge to launch her own adult and baby skin care brands in 2020, alongside her business partner. Exciting times peeps! Stay tuned..
HORMONE HEALTH EXPERT: NIKKI GONDA
Period Expert & Founder of My Moonbox, Nikki is passionate about all things hormones and periods! With a background in Nutritional Health Science, her mission is to empower females with a holistic and natural approach to balancing hormones and relieving period problems. Nikki believes that when you begin living in sync with your cycle and in support of your hormones, you are able to show up as your best self - all month long!
When she’s not working on Moonbox, you’ll find Nikki travelling to bali, at the beach or in the kitchen cooking some sweet potato brownies in the kitchen!
AYURVEDA CONSULTANT: TANYA CURMI
Tanya has been a yogi for the past twenty five years. In recent years she has developed a specialism in Ayurveda which is the sister science to Yoga. Alongside exploring health + wellness through natural tools Tanya is a successful entrepreneur and holds a passion for business and working towards a greener future through 'better business' goods + services.
PEOPLE + CULTURE ADVOCATE : SARAH FRITZ
After graduating from Fashion + Textiles at RMIT University, Sarah spent almost a decade working in advertising for multiple global publications like marie claire, InStyle, ELLE and Vogue. Coming to an intersection between her career and soul-purpose, Sarah pursued her love for people and culture by creating a project called Yes Queen. An empowering platform created to end workplace bullying and cultivate cultures that are safe, positive and inclusive. For Sarah, the future is wellness and kindness.
BEAUTY + NATUROPATHY EXPERT: FAYE HALKITIS
After completing her Naturopathy degree and beauty qualification in Sydney, Fay has been observing the healing benefits of regular facial treatments when combined with evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle modifications.
As a holistic beauty therapist and Naturopath, Fay strongly believes education is the key in helping clients make the most informed decisions about what they put in and on their body. With a special interest in organic skincare and the concept of ‘food as medicine', Fay's combination of nutrition and beauty therapy gives a ‘whole person' approach to skin health.
When she’s not at her amazing salon in Sydney's Surry Hills: Luna Beauty & Apothecary, you’ll find Fay at the beach, cooking or gazing at the moon
PLANT QUEEN: HILARY WOODFINE
Mother, Media Insights Expert, and Founder of Tiny Paradise, Hilary is living embodiment of her brand's manifesto: to "Follow Your Own Path, Be Generous with your Time + Nourish Your Talents"
As a keen plant-lover she hopes to inspire people to connect with their inner and outer nature more; to get creative and re-use + re-cycle more; and ultimately reap the JOYs of living with more plants in their life.
EMPOWERMENT COACH : HELEN BABB
CEO & Founder of Yes Get It, Helen runs an organisation whose programs equip young women with the self-awareness, confidence and tools to be bold and powerful leaders. When she’s not creating a better world for women, you’ll find her exploring outdoors and reading lots of books.
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE EXPERT : LAURA CHAPELL
Laura has completed degrees in Psychology; Human Rights; Law and Policy and although she has been lucky enough to learn from a variety of experts in their fields; Laura’s adamant her greatest teachers have been young people themselves.
EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR : MISS C
Meet our Fun Force behind the brand! Energetic, Engaged with the world, Cheeky, Creative + Radiant; this little pocket rocket is part inspiration and part litmus read on today's Tween scene.
With a big imagination, strong ethical values and keen eye for detail, you can expect to hear much more from Miss C as she flexes her voice as well as her creative muscle in times ahead...