"I found the simplest life is the happiest."
In the first of our 'Spotlight On' articles we sit down with the newest addition to our growing number of multi brands in our stores, Millican Bags.
Based on a farm in the English Lake District, Millican specialises in sustainable bags for the conscious traveller, the deep-thinker, and for personal journeys across the globe.
Jorrit Jorritsma founded Millican with his wife, Nicky, in 2008 after moving to the Lake District in search of fresh air and freedom. A slower pace of life gave them space to rediscover their passions – global travel, the outdoors and understanding the environment, inspiring them to run a business in tune with its natural surroundings as well as its local and global creative community.
This is reflected in the brand’s conscious selection of innovative sustainable materials and its functional, creative designs that allow for minimal impact on the world around you.
Millican is named after Millican Dalton, a Lake District legend who in the early 1900s left his conventional city life behind to pioneer a sustainable outdoor lifestyle, spending most of his time living in a cave in Borrowdale Valley.
Millican was a maverick of his time, who chose to follow his own path in life and has inspired many others, including the team at Millican, to do the same.
TELL US BRIEFLY ABOUT THE BRAND?
Millican is a Lake District based Travel Bag brand. We make bags with a sustainable focus for the concious traveller, deep thinkers and personal journeys across the globe.
WHAT INFLUENCES YOU?
People and the open road.
YOU SAY 'GLOBAL TRAVEL' INSPIRES THE BRAND, WHERE IS YOUR TOP DESTINATIONS?
I would say Norway, but that’s a personal choice, because of the nature, the communities and the great wide open ahead of you.
DESERT ISLAND, 3 RECORDS, WHAT DO YOU TAKE?
Otis Rush – Live at the Wise Fool Pub Chicago
Kings of Leon – Youth and Young Manhood
Toots & The Maytals – Pressure Drop
WHAT IS LINED UP FOR THE BRAND IN 2016?
There’s a lot; a new website, new films, photoshoots and some amazing products in the pipeline. It’s going to be an interesting an pivotal year for the brand.
FAVOURITE ITEM FROM THE KESTIN HARE STORE?
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