If you're after a decent bag, you've only got to take a quick look at the Millican website to realise that this is a quality store. Located in the beautiful Lake District, they design sustainable bags for independent spirits and conscious travellers. Does that sound like you?
Now the word "sustainable" is bandied around so much these days. We all know that it's a good thing but what does it actually mean? The dictionary definition is:
"...pertaining to a system that maintains its own viability by using techniques that allow for continual reuse"
They see the most important ingredient in their bags as their suppliers. And they'll only partner with people that share the same ethos - caring about ethics, fair trade, environmental and humanitarian interests. If you look at the ingredients of their bags you'll see that there's a lot of recycled material so this certainly ticks a lot of the sustainable boxes.
We've chosen to include their Nick the Messenger bag in our Writer's Tool kit and Entrepreneur's Essentials. We know that aspiring authors and entrepreneurs are often out and about getting inspiration - developing new ideas and working on projects. So we wanted to include something that was not only practical and good-looking, but a bag that was going to last for many years to come. This bag will store your laptop (up to 11"), tablet, phone, book, documents and water bottle and leave plenty of room for a lot of your other bits and bobs. The outside is made from highly weatherproof Bionic Canvas rather than the regular stuff. So whether you're walking, cycling or running to and from the car, this bag will keep your kit safe. There's even a hidden reflective strip and attachment for bike lights so if you are a cyclist then it's even better!
Bowden the Camera Messenger bag is in our new Photographer's Tool kit. It's a 20L bag which was originally inspired by the independent journeys and travel shoots of photographer James Bowden. A lot of thought has been put in to this bag - it must have been designed by a photographer as it's definitely practical. It's lightweight, weatherproof and super-strong and not only has room for your camera and lenses but will fit your laptop (up to 15"). Like the Nick the Messenger bag, it's made in Vietnam by a carefully chosen supplier with the same ethos as Millican.
'Here at Millican, we like to help good ideas travel, which is why we choose to collaborate with projects or people who inspire creativity, action and positive change, such as kitcentric.co.uk.’ - Stephanie, Millican
So we're delighted to be working with Millican and know that you'll appreciate their fine quality bags in our kits.