14/10/2014

Wicker Wings



BAG FOR BAG MISSION

I’ve got an outfit post coming up at some point on how I styled this bag. But first, this is a Wicker Wings introduction post.

I had the opportunity to meet up with James (one of the founders) for coffee to talk about his business and vision. Bless him for driving all the way from Liverpool. Wicker Wings is an exciting new business with a sustainable social mission. This mission is to help improve the quality of education in China and to inspire a child, thus creating the bag for bag mission.

What exactly is this mission you speak of?! When you purchase a bag, you will also be donating a bag of inspiration containing a book and note with a meaningful quote (which you can write) to the children. You will also have donated money to their non profit partners, The Library Project, who will donating books and libraries to underprivileged primary schools. A unique business model isn’t it?

Discussing the business with James was very interesting! I saw how passionate he was and this was inspiring. It’s always nice and refreshing to see how others are truly passionate for the right intentions and not just about the money. There is an actual meaning behind the business, a rare attribute nowadays. I also had learnt something new. He had also showed me photos of his business travels and the development of it, something I haven’t seen before. It’s intriguing to see what happens behind doors.

The bag I have is the Blake Grey*. Each bag is named after someone inspirational. There are currently two bags available to purchase but they are looking into releasing more colours as well as more designs in the future. The first impression I had for this bag was how sturdy it actually is! The body of the bag is made of high quality rattan, something unique and a first.

The quote note I had given was “Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from negativity.” This is something I live by and is close to my heart. I wanted to give a quote that was meaningful not only for the children but to myself as well. It makes it more special. I will be supporting this business as it is something I can genuinely relate to and is for a good cause regardless. Now I need to get the bag back off my sister.

Do check out Wicker Wings: http://www.wickerwings.co.uk for more information and also The Library Project: http://www.library-project.org.

39 comments so far.

39 responses to “Wicker Wings”

  1. Ellie Swinton says:

    Hey Nicol! I came across your blog on the UK bloggers site and I love it 🙂 this is such a great post – what a unique and inspiring business model. And looking forward to the outfit post! Ellie x
    http://www.eatplaylivewithme.com

  2. Lena says:

    This is such a unique bag, and what a great cause too.

  3. Jo Smith says:

    I love that bag, its so pretty. Your quote is definitely something I instil into my family too 😉

  4. Mhisha Cuyson says:

    A nice bag with a great cause. Checking out Wicker Wings now 🙂

  5. Lovelyladyjb says:

    Beautiful bag, and cool social cause!

  6. beautyqueenuk says:

    Oh that is a beautiful bag, quite unique x

  7. Rochkirstin Santos says:

    Wow. I haven't met a lot of people doing work for passion and not only for the money. It's nice talking to people like that with a drive to help improve the quality of something substantial such as education.

  8. Kylie wenn says:

    It's a beautiful and nice bag.. I wonder how much it cost..

  9. Sophia Meola; ❤ says:

    This is such a cute bag and the concept behind it is incredible! Knowing that buying a bag would mean someone else less fortunate would receive one with inspirational goodies inside is just amazing. I love concept like this – great post!

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  10. Jess | Just Jesss says:

    What a lovely concept, such a worthwhile cause! The bag is really nice too, it looks like fab quality 🙂

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

  11. Fred Hawson says:

    My wife is not much for bags based on the outside appearance. How does it look inside? Is it roomy with many compartments?

  12. Rajalakshmi Murali says:

    This bag looks really unique n cool. And i always love products that are associated with a social cause. giglove

  13. Maria Clara Novita Kusumahati says:

    i love your bag.
    the black and simple but elegant <3

  14. Julie Bardoe says:

    Love this bag, even more with the cause behind it x

  15. Aimi Haruna says:

    Love the bag because it's simple, cool, and elegant. also the quotes really touched me

  16. Fernando Lachica says:

    Lovely bags for women and I think,the design's awesome. But the color must be vibrant.

  17. The bag is lovely and the mission behind it is incredible.

  18. Ehara Poetry says:

    its a very lovely bags, I love bring my rattan bag to hang out with my friends..Its a unique bag that not less good as the famous brand handbags 😀 Its great if you're supporting them 🙂

  19. Franc says:

    I think this is a good deal. You get the bag you want and you still get to inspire and help those who needs it.

  20. Ling Tan says:

    Beautiful things made from the heart, for a great cause too. I think this is perfect, just the kind of business I'd love to support! Would they be shipping internationally anytime soon, i wander?

  21. Mia Foo says:

    a very lovely bag indeed, with a much lovelier cause behind it!
    giglove

  22. jessica ie says:

    They look unique ^^
    In my country I barely see people wearing that kind of bags 😮
    Thanks for sharing ^^

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  23. Too fabulous – I love this bag, great textures, so perfect for Fall! <3 GIGLove

  24. Ileana says:

    That bag is so beautiful! Love the texture and the details on it 🙂
    giglove!

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  25. Chaicy Style A Pastiche says:

    Love the bag!! Looks boho and chic as well!! Perfect for the fall!

    GIG Love

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  26. ♥Sarah♥ says:

    Love the bag!! The colour is so fall!! And the shape is really unique =)

  27. Heena Shah-Dhedhi says:

    Amazing choice, it's such a cutie.
    giglove.
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  28. Cindy Tong says:

    wow nicee bag and i really love when the bag is sturdy so it can last a lil longer..

  29. Sin Yee says:

    It suits you much. But not my cup of tea. >< giglove

  30. Khushboo Motihar says:

    The bag is so damn cute! I would love to check out her collections. Lots of GIG love 🙂

  31. Monica Calangian says:

    Beautiful bag! I love the quote, too. We should really be positive and stay away from negativity

  32. Hira Tabassum says:

    Love your bag. Cant wait for your OOTD. Too excited to find out how you styled the bag 🙂

  33. MakeupLAND2011 says:

    love the bag. love the concept of it too. thanks for the review! GIG

    Chie | The Brown Eyed Fox

  34. Taria-ann Verburgt says:

    I've recently discovered your blog and I really like it! I'm following you now
    Hope you'll like mine too!
    XO,
    Taria-ann
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  35. Beauty Redefined says:

    such a cute bag and i always prefer from those brands/product who does make effort for social cause 🙂

  36. Tasha F says:

    That bag is beautiful! The fact that it's for such an Amazing cause makes it even more beautiful!

  37. Gillian Ong says:

    Amazing concept ! i hope i'll be able to have one of these someday!

    GIG love
    Gilliannong.com

    PS: followed you via GFC 🙂

  38. Angela Endżel says:

    Your blog is really cute 🙂 and this concept is grat

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  39. shiza bblogger says:

    love the color nice blog <3 following you on gfc hope follow back here http://shizasblog.blogspot.com/

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