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Meet Rachel Wexler

Rachel launched Black Iris in 2019 alongside three co-founders. They were inspired to create a timeless, elevated fashion line intended to be worn over and over again, and passed down from one generation to the next. They had seen the rise of fast fashion and the disposability of clothing, and hoped to usher in a nostalgia for a time of better quality and fewer things. Prior to starting Black Iris, she worked in finance, so this was a major career shift for her. She hasn't looked back!

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What does joy mean to you?

Spending time with the people I love (and being truly present) is what brings me the most joy.

What are some of the small things you celebrate?

Matcha lattes, a morning workout, and my kids staying asleep past 6am.

Tell us about a really special time in your life, and why you treasure it.

This past winter, COVID allowed me the opportunity to spend the winter in my hometown (Miami, FL). It was incredibly special to watch my own kids experience the city that I grew up in, and to be close to family and and dear friends after so much time apart.

We all have trying moments. What is something positive you did or chose to focus on to keep you moving forward?

Whenever things feel hard, I remind myself that in 6 months, any situation will almost certainly be different. So far that has proved true. When you recognize that a challenging phase won't last forever, it becomes easier to handle. I have so much to be grateful for, and the difficult times really do pass.

Tell us about someone who's been a positive influence
in your life.

My grandmother inspired me in so many ways, and I was lucky to have her in my life for 30+ years. She was intelligent, artistic, intellectually curious, deeply caring, and years ahead of her time.

And we have to ask: what is your go-to Terez print?

All of the Terez x Black Iris prints - it's hard to choose just one!

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Last but not least: what's your favorite cake flavor?

Green tea all the way

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