Tag Archives: making canvas

Backpacks, Denim and Suits… How to Wear

2 ten ball backpacks in waxed canvas

New jeans, new backpack… what do they have in common with a new kitten*? When your Cora + Spink backpack arrives you’ll be in no doubt as to its quality, opening the package you’ll see perfectly presented, vibrant black waxed canvas creation that will live on your back for years to come… but how are […]

Dyeing for our waxed canvas bags?

Harry Sack

Dyeing for our waxed canvas bags?   A few days ago I signed off the colours for summer production, signing off colours is important, yet very very difficult when you don’t have the item in your hand. I manage this by putting my trust into my man on the ground, using a combination of trust, emails, photos and […]

Motorbikes, Royal Blood and Shooting in LA

hand engraved detail on custom bike

Getting ready takes time Getting ready for the all important product launch has set us a number of tasks… and we’ve upped the ante for 2016. I’ve been officially sacked as model – so we’re off to Los Angeles to film and find a star, well that’s the plan. 3 weeks of lovely Californian sun or a […]

Moving to India – designing bags in India

Model with cora & Spink bag

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 […]

Waxed my Backpack – Official Launch

Mens backpacks are our speciality

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 […]

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 […]