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!