Tag Archives: mens bags

New Backpacks – 2018

backpack guide 2018

Designing waxed canvas is easy – very easy, getting it made to Cora + Spink specifications is not. Read all about why and how we’ve finally got ready to launch our first paraffin waxed canvas backpack and rucksack range for 2018.

How to explore and look good: camping, festivals and outdoors…

Climbing Clee hill - with Ten Ball Backpack

We recently took a day out to visit the RADAR station atop the the Clee Hills – Titterstone Clee Hill. Scouting locations for photoshoots has become a bit of a hobby, each weekend it seems a new location gets mentioned, Clee Hill has been on the list for some time. When you first arrive it’s […]

24 Ounces – Carrying technology

Sunset over the Pacific

Technology joins us together, without modern technology Cora + Spink would not exist as it does today. Some say the world is smaller, I think it’s just become more accessible. A few years ago (coughs), the only technology I would regularly carry, that needed protecting was my Canon EOS 50e my mobile phone a rugged Nokia 6150 could […]

Men’s bags retail – We hit the high street

England in the sunshine with a californian dream.

Our hands on our heads, skating down Hermosa beach… A lot can change in 6 months, a lot can change in one phone call. When I designed the first Cora + Spink bag I didn’t expect the range to be sold all over the world, but then customers started somehow finding us. From far and […]

How to carry a laptop to work

Rivets at points of stress

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

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 […]