The Wren Design

Muizenberg, Cape Town,  Western Cape 
South Africa
https://www.thewrendesign.com/
  • Booth: 3871

Wren produces contemporary handcrafted paper lifestyle accessories. Recycled cement bag paper is fused with fabric for strength, and treated to become water resistant without loosing its tactile honesty. 


 Press Releases

  • Wren has collaborated with South African design house Evolution Product, to create a sophisticated range of tablet and laptop sleeves, organisers and wallets featuring archived botanical prints and commemorated lithographs.

    The intense colours of this range are achieved with high quality digital printing. Each of the device sleeves can be paired with a Wren Leather Wrist or Shoulder Strap to instantly transform it into a clutch, shoulder bag or folio case.

    This range will be launched exclusively at NY NOW. Visit Wren at booth #3871 to view these exceptional new additions.

  • Wren will be launching a new range of Silver iPad, Tablet & Laptop Sleeves, Notebook Organisers and Wallets at NY NOW in August 2018.

    Following Wren's determination to create beauty from waste materials, this range is made from silver foiled butter paper. It is a unique range in the way it wears. Like wabi-sabi: the Japanese world view centred on the acceptance of transience and imperfection, the silver surface of this product crackles and wears beautifully over time revealing the natural paper beneath.

    Find Wren at booth #3871 to view the new Silver Range and other exceptional products.

  • If you’ve ever walked into a stationary store and trailed your fingers along the neatly ordered rainbows of coloured pens, the flawless geometric stacks of notebooks and the fresh reams of blank paper, this this product is for you. It will answer you deep-longing for perfect desk-on-the-go and notebook simplicity and order.

    Following the immediate success of the Notebook Organiser A5, Wren will be introducing a new size to the Stantionery range at NY NOW in August. This B6 sized Organiser features two soft cover notebooks with the same high quality 80gsm, unprinted and off-white paper, a sewn spine, and edges with rounded corners.

    The Organiser itsef is made using a single sheet of paper fused to black cotton for strength that is coated to be water resistant. Each side is folded over to give you a magic magnetic double close system (you can fold the cover left-to-right, or right-to-left). This is a great product for those left-handers or ambidextrous souls!

    Inside there are two wide pen pockets and a card holder, as well as two note pockets. B6 is the perfect sized companion for everyday bags, laptop cases and travel.

    Find these Organisers in Natural, Black, Silver or beautiful digitally-printed paper at booth #3871

 Products

  • WREN Travel Folders
    All of your essential travelling documents and currency in one simple and thin pouch! Made from real cement paper that is fused for strength and coated to be water resistant....

  • No need to carry several wallets when travelling, or folio’s filled with different documents…. Wren’s Travel Folder is designed to carry all the essentials needed for transitioning borders in an easy access and secure way.

    Made with cement paper that is fused to be durable so that we can cut, fold and stitch, this Travel Folder will last you a very long time and hopefully accompany you on many adventures.

    Features:

    >There are 6 individual card holders.

    >At the back of the folder are two large flat pockets. These are great for currency, coins or notes.

    >There is one semi-open pocket which you can slide your passport into securely or your phone.

    >The Travel Folder closes with a hidden magnet that does not slide near your cards to ensure that the magnetic strip on them is never damaged.

    > Light, slim and able to contain everything you need to have a stressfree on-the-go experience.

  • WREN PPC Cement Laptop Bag
    Laptop Bag made from an authentic cement paper packet. Fused for strength and coated to be water resistant....

  • So how do we make the WREN PPC Cement Laptop Bag? An unused Pretoria Portland Cement paper bag is the beginning of each piece. (Have a look at www.ppc.co.za to see the original packaging.) Production takes a while, but it’s worth it. We separate the layers of paper that make up the packet, remove the top and third layer of the and fuse them together. Bonding them with black cotton means that durability is never compromised. From there we trace the pattern, handcut and very carefully stitch the bag together.

     

    The PPC Cement Laptop Bag is as practical as you can get, too. There are two sections and two pockets: carry your laptop cables in one pocket and an iPhone or mouse in the other. A padded divider separates your laptop from any other papers or notes, and the entire inside of the bag is also padded to protect everything that you carry inside it.

     

    After stitching we coat the bag to make it water resistant – so yes, you can use this bag even when it is raining!

     

    Read reviews about the product here:https://www.thewrendesign.com/shop/ppc-cement-laptop-bag-surebuild/

  • WREN Laptop Sleeves
    The brown paper laptop sleeve – made out of recycled paper, fused for strength, padded to protect and coated to be water resistant. Scribble and doodle on it with a permanent marker, or leave it natural. The choice is yours…...

  • 11", 12", 13" and 15" sizes available

    WREN's paper laptop sleeves are made from reclaimed paper which is fused to a special cotton that makes it strong enough to stitch and then coated with Nano Liquid Glass to be water resistant.

    There are two inner pockets, a hidden press-stud in the centre and magnets on sides that ensures that your laptop is kept snug and safe in it’s sleeve.

    Read our customer reviews here!  https://www.thewrendesign.com/shop/brown-paper-laptop-sleeve/

    We have many beautiful screen-printed designs available including Owl & the Pussycat, Optical Africa, Bicycles, Kaleidoscope Moths, Dots & Squares.

  • WREN Mini Sleeve
    Mini sleeves are made out of recycled paper and perfect for your iPad mini, kindle, phone or use it just as a clutch!...

  • WREN's paper Mini Sleeves are made from reclaimed paper which is fused to a special cotton that makes it strong enough to stitch and then coated with Nano Liquid Glass to be water resistant.

    There are two inner pockets, a hidden press-stud in the centre and magnets on sides that ensures that your laptop is kept snug and safe in it’s sleeve.

    Read our customer reviews here!  https://www.thewrendesign.com/shop/brown-paper-laptop-sleeve/

    We have many beautiful screen-printed designs available including Owl & the Pussycat, Optical Africa, Bicycles, Kaleidoscope Moths, Dots & Squares.

  • WREN Notebook Organiser
    Keep all your notes in one place with Wren’s Paper Notebook Organiser made using our specially treated natural paper and cotton!...

  • If you’ve ever walked into a stationary store and trailed your fingers along the neatly ordered rainbows of coloured pens, the flawless geometric stacks of notebooks and the fresh reams of blank paper, this this product is for you. It will answer you deep-longing for perfect desk-on-the-go and notebook simplicity and order.

    Made using a single sheet of paper fused to black cotton for strength that is coated to be water resistant. Each side is folded over to give you a magic magnetic double close system (you can fold the cover left-to-right, or right-to-left). This is a great product for those left-handers or ambidextrous souls!

    Inside there is space for 5 pen and card holders as well as two note pockets.

    The notebook is very special as well…. Made in South Africa with brown craft cover (reinforced) that is debossed with a subtle Wren bird at the bottom.  Linen reinforced spine and thread sewn (for proper strong bind) 128pp unprinted off white acid free paper. Petersham red ribbon to mark your place and trimmed corners to ensure no sharp edges cut in to your hands. If you love Notebooks and Journals, you will love the simplicity of this well made notebook.

  • WREN Black Paper Backpack
    Classic, stylish and practical! Our handy backpack keeps everything in order and keeps you looking good. This bag is made from recycled paper coated to be water resistant. With genuine charcoal cotton webbing straps and detailing....

  • Our backpacks are made from brown paper that is collected from the cement sack-printing factory in South Africa. We decided black would look great so we got a whole lot screen-printed matt black. It is amazing!

     

    Once at our studio in Cape Town, we fuse this paper to fabric and send this “paper material” to our teams of sewers to make up the bags with strong cotton webbing straps. This cotton is locally manufactured and dyed black in South Africa.

     

    Once the bags are back at our studio we check the quality and coat them with Nano Liquid Glass so that they are water resistant and able to withstand nature’s elements. The final touches are the punching of branded press-studs – because details matter – to make sure that the bag closes securely, the attaching of tip ends and finally attaching the tag. This process takes a while and each bag is handled by at least five people who take great care to ensure that at each stage quality standards are adhered to. No seam can be unpicked and re-stitched! There is only one opportunity to get a bag right so it must be done correctly from the beginning. This makes each bag a handmade work of artistry.

     

    Features:

    >Two layers of recycled black cement paper

    >Paper fused to fabric (outer layer fused to cotton twill fabric that is extra thick)

    >Two 100% Cotton webbing shoulder straps

    >Top handle to carry the bag

    >Tip ends (on straps)

    >Adjustable

    >Secure press stud closures

    >Inside pocket

    >Padded base


 Additional Info

New Exhibitor
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