Artists Illustrate Wallets For Wren’s #artober Initiative

WORDS Michaela Stehr IMAGES courtesy of The Wren Design

As part of textile and design studio Wren’s #artober initiative, a selection of local artists illustrated a series of the brand’s wallets.

The project was set up in aid of non-profit organisation Lalela. With the funds raised from the sale of the wallets, Wren, in collaboration with The Deckle Edge, aims to source and deliver art materials to Lalela early next year.

Each participating artist, of which there were 40, was sent a pack that included a Wren wallet. Once illustrated, the wallets were returned to Wren for coating with water-resistant primer.

“For us, #artober is all about showing support for art learning and creation,” explains Wendren Setzer, owner and Creative Director of Wren. “This is why we’ve asked artists to draw something that is meaningful to them. This can be anything from an abstract pattern to a landscape of their favourite place. 2020 has been a year of upheaval and we would like our #wrenartober wallets to remind us of the power that art has to inspire, comfort and revitalise us.”

A selection of wallets is available through and at The Collective at The Watershed, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. The wallets will be for sale until the end of December 2020.

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