Tag Archives: Cora and Spink

How to carry a laptop to work

What do we carry? When we design a new bag, (we’ve just completed the 2016 range) we have to think about certain things. Obvious things one might say – such as, what is this bag going to be for, where will it be used and then, what will it be used to carry. For me, it’s […]

Moving to India – designing bags in India

When we make bags… actually, let’s roll back a little… Last year I decided to set up this little bag company called Cora & Spink – I set about making some bags… simple, strong and rugged men’s bags. Made like bags used to be made, without pomp and ceremony, without airs or graces good honest […]

Watch video of our mens bags

It’s Always Fun… to be filmed I’ve been playing around with our instagram account for the last 2 months, and not only engaging with many really interesting and exciting people. But also sharing ideas and content with a totally new audience. Before getting an android phone I never really saw the point of Instagram – […]

Types of leather

Types of leather, where we use them & perhaps why. We use leather on most of our bags. We like leather, how it looks, feels, how it ages and develops. It sits perfectly next to our waxed cotton that also ages and grows with you, it’s strong and a versatile material to use. But that’s […]

Waxed my Backpack – Official Launch

Official launch date for the full colours range is now Saturday 4th July 2015.  On this day you will be able to browse and buy the full range, in all of the new colours – there are 3 styles that have only been briefly posted about on here, all new colours, all new combinations of […]

People that 'get' quality

Colour roulette. What you see might be what you get. People that ‘get’ quality. I was chatting to a customer last week, we were talking shop, the usual… best way to remove sticker gunk from a window, (hair dryer and nail varnish remover) when we got onto the topic of quality of goods. I flippantly said ‘some people […]

Waxed Cotton Canvas

Cotton Canvas – Making cloth I do love requesting things, and I love being vague doing so. So when my inbox pings with a new video straight from the factory I never really know what to expect. Last year when the concept of developing a full range of mens bags came about, it was crack of […]

Colours Spring

Is there ever a better reason to crack out the old pantone colour charts than when you’re deciding the next batch of canvas colours. Well is there any other reason? I guess it does serve a purpose as a tea coaster. I digress – I love the theory of spending hours deliberating over specific colours […]

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