HOW IT IS MADE: 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.) The bags are donated to WREN by PPC as overruns or misprints (we do not use “used” cement packaging bags).
Production takes a while for these bags, but it’s worth it. We separate the layers of the packaging bag, remove the top and third layer of the bag and fuse these to our fabric that makes this material strong. Once the “material” is prepared we trace the pattern, cut it by hand, and stitch the bag together. The last process is coating the bag with environmentally-friendly Nano Liquid Glass to make it water resistant.
More information about Wren’s paper, coating, printing, and packaging can be found here.