Mason Ryder Collective was born organically just as all great things are. The pair behind the label Courtney Dempster and Bridie Richardson became close friends instantly when they met through their husbands (who were their boyfriends at the time). Their hubbies have been mates for years and love to live active lives. One of their biggest loves is surfing which inspired the style behind The Mason Ryder Collective brand. Then came Courtney and Bridie’s two gorgeous sons Mason and Ryder who were the inspiration behind the name of the label.
“Our sons, husbands and the Gold Coast, are our inspiration for our designs and we feel so lucky being able to run this business together.”
The Mason Ryder Collective has been a way for both women to explore their natural creativity. Their designs are fresh and unique, ranging from sizes 0-5 years. They have the cutest tees, jumpers and baby kicks for sale, for both girls and boys. They even sell totally rad matching t-shirts for fathers and sons as you can see above. The two have a keen eye for design and it really is a ‘collective’ effort between the two.
“We run every design idea by each other and include our families in decision making also. When one of us has a great idea for half a design the other person usually finishes it off with something fantastic! We are very lucky in the fact that we have the same taste in many ways but also have different takes and opinions on things which is what has made Mason Ryder so awesome and collaborative.”
Just as their babies grow and blossom, Courtney and Bridie are constantly evolving as designers, having fresh ideas for where The Mason Ryder Collective is headed for the future. They are expanding all the time and consistently growing the brand so that families will eventually have the opportunity to dress their children from head to toe in Mason Ryder apparel, all year round!
The pair love supporting and collaborating with other small businesses as a part of their brand. They have collaborated with some amazing mumpreneurs so far and hope to continue to build more professional relationships in the future.
“Our vision for Mason Ryder is to continue doing what we love, while incorporating our families lives into our work and growing into a popular and successful local business.”