Local Design: Wren’s Recycled Paper Bags

WORDS Mary Garner

Local design studio Wren produces water-resistant paper bags and lifestyle accessories made from recycled cement bag paper fused with fabric for strength.

Its product range includes more than 100 pieces that combine simple designs with eco-friendly manufacturing methods. Items include laptop and tablet sleeves, iPad mini covers, laptop bags and backpacks.

Wren is a proudly South African company and the collections are all locally made. Owner Wendren Setzer is a firm believer in fairness, trust and sustainability, encouraging each member of the production team to become entrepreneurs in their own right.

The team has managed to achieve personal growth goals, including earning higher wages and owning their own sewing machines to continue producing quality products.

For more information, visit thewrendesign.com.