Karen Hansen and Laura Rachlin are the founders of Wren & Roch a brand with a mission to empower and support victims and survivors of rape. Karen and Laura have over forty years experience between them in creative commercial interior design and award winning, patented product design. The Wren & Roch handbags are made in New York and with each handbag produced Karen and Laura are doing their bit to raise awareness, eliminate stigmas and educate for the prevention of abuse.
A few words about the collection/designs you will showcase at Nolcha’s Media Lounge.
Our entire collection is comprised of complex colours and textures that are appropriate all year round. We’ve enhanced the features on our latest collection- Love Note will have a strap along with 2 new colours, Street Smart will have a metal finger grip and 3 new colors and Amazing Grace & Best Friend will feature 2 new colours each.
The Wren & Roch vision is inspiring. Do you think the fashion industry can do more to confront social issues?
Absolutely. Fashion is inspiring & empowering. It creates the perfect stage to educate and positively impact our global community. We encourage designers and manufacturers worldwide to embrace at least one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Our main focus is SDG #5- Achieve Gender Equality & Empower Women & Girls. There are 17 goals in total, which leaves plenty of room for others to help.
A handbag is perhaps a woman’s most powerful tool. What key items do you think every lady should have in their bag?
Lipstick and eyeliner are a must but a cell phone for emergencies is also ideal. If you have a Wren & Roch bag, you’ll also be carrying your courage!
Why did you chose to show at Nolcha Shows?
Nolcha has been a vital resource for linking us to like minded individuals and companies. We are very grateful to them personally and professionally.
How can we keep up to date with Wren & Roch after Nolcha Shows?
Please follow us on social media! You can find us on our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Wren & Roch will showcase their Fall/Winter 2017 collection at the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge during New York Fashion Week on February 15th at the Bryant Park Hotel. For more information on the brand visit: http://nolchashows.com/lounge-designers/wren-roch