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Author Archives: Tim Johnson

Life on lockdown in India. What can an ethical backpack company do to help it's most important workers during a pandemic?

Life lock down in India 2020

What can a UK based business do when a global pandemic strikes? 4000 miles away, in Kolkata, India we find out what life is like on lockdown.

Travel with One Bag. Backpacking and Exploring Spain with a Backpack.

Just one Bag. Travel with one bag is easy - where you go is the hardest choice you have to make!

Travelling with just one backpack.
Shoestring budget, yes, wanting to travel quickly and without hindrance, also yes. Travel with one bag allows you to take advantage of the situation.

How sustainable is a backpack from Cora + Spink

backpacks for exploring

Knowing where your things come from is important, but does that make them sustainable or even good? Here we explore some of the steps, good and bad Cora + Spink are taking to make a balanced backpack, for you, the makers and the planet.

Messenger Bag Vs Backpack: Which Should You Choose to Carry Your Laptop?

Pickle Rolltop Backpack getting rained on in a park in Leamington

Deciding on a new bag can be tricky business. While there is no one perfect bag, there are distinct difference that make one type of bag better for you than another. Let’s take a look at the messenger bag vs backpack and find out why backpacks make a great option for carrying your laptop to work.

A Bottle Shop, wedding photographer, 2 bike mechanics + a cow…

Cora + Spink backpacks in local coffee or bottle shop Bayleys

Finding people nearby who share your passions isn’t too difficult. But in a world where we’re forever reminded we’re more connected than before – how connected are we actually?

Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road

Driving on the wrong side of the road to France - Le Pailly Château

An adventure to France via the EuroTunnel – How does the train work, and what other things to be prepared for when driving in France for the first time.

Ethics of Working with Leather in 2019

Ethical production in India

Cora + Spink’s approach to ethics has been clear from day one – everyone is happy on each step of the way. Here we look at the leather side of Cora + Spink. How we make sure it’s great leather and ethically produced and managed.

Ten Unbelievable Facts About Backpacks

Fully vegan backpack from Cora + Spink

10 amazing backpack facts from Cora + Spink. Today we’ve rounded up a surprising number of weird backpack facts… just in time for the launch of 2019 range.

AntiSocial – No we're just secretive!

Vegan Backpack

Launching the new range of Vegan Backpacks has taken a long time…. but we’ve got there. preorders are opening soon!