Rising Violet Press is a queer owned Stationary and Apparel business based in Melbourne, Australia.
Rising Violet Press was born in late 2019 when owner/designer Bonnie decided to expand her previous greeting card business ‘Letters by Bonnie’ into an inclusive one stop shop for everything LGBTIQ+, pop culture and feminism.
All products are designed by Bonnie in Melbourne, and most are produced by small local businesses. She aims to make products that are inclusive, cute and unique.
MEET THE TEAM
Bonnie is the jack of all trades here at Rising Violet Press. You can find her designing products, running social media, making spreadsheets and sending orders. She started designing greeting cards in 2017 when she noticed a huge lack of cards made for the LGBT community, and since then has started designing stickers, pins, clothing and more!
Rin is RVP’s Head of US Logistics (ok, that’s just a fancy name that Bonnie made up when writing this bio). Rin can be found packing and shipping all of the orders going to the US and Europe, all while completing her Masters! Rin lives with her soon to be wife Annie and their Newfoundland/Poodle Cross Billie in Florida. Bonnie and Rin know each other through a mutual friend, but first met in 2019 when Rin invited Bonnie to see Hayley Kiyoko (Lesbian Jesus) in New York. If that’s not gay, I don’t know what is.
Ruby is Bonnie’s partner and can be found providing free labour at our stalls and helping Bonnie come up with new design ideas. More often Ruby can found being a fancy working professional.