Posts tagged changing bag
BRAND: TIBA + MARL

I am so excited to finally be able to do a post on TIBA + MARL.  I meet the awesome founders Anna & Lydia a while ago at a Mothers Meeting event when we were both starting out on our projects and I immediately loved them and loved what they were doing. As i've mentioned before, up until now there has been a massive gap in the market for a contemporary, practical, fashionable nappy bag and now TIBA + MARL are here that gap has been filled with the coolest, most awesome bags ever!

The attention to detail on TIBA + MARL'S bags is amazing, everything has been thought of: bottle insulators, an inner leather pouch for wipes and nappies - which comes with a detachable strap and that i have used as a cross body handbag, a matching changing mat, super comfortable straps, matching buggy clips that don't look like you raided a climbing shop, a pocket that can also be used for a laptop, a pocket for your phone and an internal clip for keys/dummy. And the packaging... opening it was like a mini personal Christmas!!

I had real trouble deciding which one to get as they are all so amazing - and i know there is a new collection in the pipeline so i might have to make another decision again soon...  In the end i went with the flora Elwood - which is the backpack style and i love it.

I am proud and impressed by these two brilliant ladies and the brand and products they have created and i can't wait to watch them grow.

Here is some more info from the TIBA + MARL ladies on what they'd like you to know about thier brand:

NAME OF BRAND/COMPANY: TIBA + MARL

DATE IT WAS FOUNDED: September 2014

BY WHOM IT WAS FOUNDED: ANNA TIZARD & LYDIA BARRON

WHY WAS IT CREATED: Both Mothers, we struggled to find contemporary, trend led changing bags when we had our first babies. We wanted to provide cool Mums AND Dads with a range of super functional changing bags where an edge of cool always came as standard, where changing bags DIDN'T look like changing bags and where they had longevity & a life beyond the nappy changing days!

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR BRAND: TIBA + MARL’s contemporary collection of bags redefines the staid tradition of baby changing bags by combining modern graphic prints, premium and high tech materials, and stylish but practical design. Inspired by the catwalks and street-style, our collection breaks the mould for cool, modern parents who are seeking unisex designs that don't compromise their sartorial choices.

WHAT WE SHOULD BUY FROM YOU: It depends on what kind of bag you are after - we have a style for every need! Our debut collection consists of four key silhouettes; a cool and contemporary backpack, a stylish and multi-functional holdall, a refined and practical unisex satchel, a timeless and understated tote as well as a sleek and compact changing clutch. Our bags are all designed to fit laptops too, so not only are they the perfect changing bag and hospital bag, but they also make the best carry-on bags, gym bags and work bags! All our styles come with a co-ordinating clutch that is water resistant and comes with a cross body strap - great for wet items or can be used as a separate cross-body bag for your personal items!

BRAND: JEM + BEA

When i was pregnant with my first child i looked everywhere for a nappy bag that was 'me'. I love bags and was excited that i had an excuse to buy a new one.  At the time (2012) the market was dominated with expensive, plastic, stripped strapped, owl printed bulky bags that were so far from what i like and my style that i didn't end up getting one at all, instead i just used one i picked up at Primark - which obviously fell apart.  

However recently this has changed and there have been a few super cool brands emerging that have spotted this gap in the market and filled it with practical, stylish, good quality, useful bags that have been well thought out and designed and that will last way beyond the nappy years.   

Jem + Bea is one of these brands, their premier collection is impressive - super chic, classic, great quality bags that are built to last.  From the outside they look like a stylish handbag but on the inside they are filled with practical pockets, contain a (matching) changing mat, an insulated bottle pocket, adjustable straps and there is even a slot for your iPad!

Mine is called a Beatrice and i take it to work and when i'm out and about with the children.

Here is what Rebecca and Dominique, the brand's founders want you to know about them:

NAME OF BRAND/COMPANY: JEM + BEA named after two of our children Jemima and Beatrice

DATE IT WAS FOUNDED: November 2014

BY WHOM IT WAS FOUNDED: Dominique Hughes (Mum of three, handbag lover, background in law) and Rebecca da Silva Lima (mum of one, lover of all things leather, accessories designer for Burberry, Mulberry and Anya Hindmarch)

WHY WAS IT CREATED: We had this feeling that if there was a bag on the market with the same designer look and quality materials as the high end handbags we loved, but that had all the bits and bobs you need in a changing bag, that it would be a hit with other mums who felt there was a lack of options and loved bags as much as we do.

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR BRAND: JEM + BEA create bags for style conscious mums who love bags and want to keep their style identity as well as being a mum. Our bags are centred around simple, modern shapes with a luxury edge. The high quality leather and materials we use mean the bags are built to last - baby years and beyond! Together with this, we've really thought through the interior of the bags so that everything works and is just where you need it. There are lots of well-thought out pockets for all your baby paraphernalia, but also handy things like key/dummy holders, as well as mobile phone and tablet pockets so they're designed with today's parents in mind.

WHAT WE SHOULD BUY FROM YOU: The Jemima in black sold out within a week of the launch. The Jemima is a cool zip top shoulder bag with a pocket for everything yet the style of a high end handbag - she's been featured in Vogue as 1 of 8 most stylish changing bags and called an 'it' bag by Gurgle, we're over the moon! Also, unique to the Jemima and in fact any changing bag currently on the market, is a great leather mini clutch for all your mummy essentials - so you basically get 2 bags for 1!

For a more streamlined bag the Beatrice is an easy yet chic ’throw it in and go’ tote - we love the orange, it gives a real punchy pop of colour and it's proving very popular.

The Marlow is our casual cool offering for AW15 in quilted ripstop nylon - with it’s sports lux and unisex feel, it’s been a hit with both mum’s and dad’s. Our debut collection is a purposely small, neatly edited range to ensure we could make each bag tick all the boxes and form the staple for seasons going forward - becoming JEM + BEA future classics.

We are now in full throws of SS16! - we plan to expand the range by rolling out 2 or 3 brand new designs and update our core range with an injection of colour and original prints - we can't wait to unveil it!

BRAND: KERIKIT

Kerikit is new brand of luxury changing bags, that will see you from baby back to board room - and everywhere you go in between.  The bags 'Change with you' - see what they did there?

Here is what the founder Keri wants us to know about her new brand:

NAME OF BRAND/COMPANY: KeriKit

DATE IT WAS FOUNDED: 7th October 2014, and launched on September 1st 2015

BY WHOM IT WAS FOUNDED: Keri Jamieson

WHY WAS IT CREATED: to give ladies the chance to look amazing and keep organised whilst being a mother.

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR BRAND: My bags were created from my experience as a designer and buyer but most importantly as a mother of 3 children, two of whom are twins. My designs are made using the finest quality and workmanship and are built to last you well beyond motherhood as they change with you. The Internal removable organiser (IRO)makes KeriKit Bags unique, as once you are done with the IRO, you can remove it and you are left with a gorgeous oversized bag perfect for business or an overnight stay.

WHAT WE SHOULD BUY FROM YOU: If you are having twins then Keri Jane is perfect. If you want to look glamorous then Charlie Pony is the Prince charming of Handbags and will turn heads wherever you go.