Thursday, 26 January 2017
The mission of Wren & Roch handbags is to empower survivors of rape, domestic violence and sexual abuse. At the intersection of high fashion and giving back, each Wren & Roch handbag, proudly made in New York City, financially benefits selected chosen charities while positively impacting lives by raising awareness, eliminating stigmas, and educating for the prevention of abuse. Inspired by courageous and resilient women, the brand’s meticulous attention to detail and versatile designs unite a rich combination of sultry and chic, with a rebellious edge.
Wren & Roch designers, Karen Hansen and Laura Rachlin, are also the founders of in.design, inc, a nationally recognized commercial interior design firm. While the path to the women’s professional success has been inspirational, life behind the scenes holds a very different story. In college, both were victims of rape, one resulting in pregnancy. They continued on, graduating at the top of their program, even with a one year old in tow; which turned out to be one of life’s greatest blessings.
As both of their careers rapidly progressed and the journey of motherhood gave the gift of five children, they were each dealing with domestic violence at home and discovered that one of their children had been sexually abused by a spouse they trusted. Today, Karen and Laura refuse to carry the burden, shame or embarrassment of rape and abuse. Instead, they carry their courage with their heads held high, on a mission to empower other victims and survivors and wholeheartedly spread the message of awareness and prevention.
Wren & Roch will debut their Fall/Winter 2017 collection at the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge on February 15th at the Bryant Park Hotel. For more information on the brand visit: http://nolchashows.com/lounge-designers/wren-roch/
Photo credit: @MLAYNELAWSON Model Credit: @LAJOY224