Two things were born during the Summer lockdown of 2020; my first baby, William, and the idea for The Little Luggage Co.
We had the opportunity for a UK staycation holiday so I started searching for a bag or suitcase for William's clothes. Having dealt with a month in hospital due to William being born eight weeks early, a husband who broke his leg the day we got William home, and exclusively pumping 24 hours a day; I knew my baby brain was incapable of planning exactly what I needed for myself as well as a baby, so giving up space in my luggage was not an option.
I really struggled to find something gender neutral that wasn't covered with Disney or Marvel characters, and was designed more for the purpose of luggage than a changing bag. Most importantly I wanted it to be William's bag or suitcase, but to not have to compromise on my own personal taste. I had already lost so much of my pre-Mummy identity!
Thinking I couldn't be alone in wanting this, I conducted some market research. When a shocking amount of people confessed to using a 'bag for life' for packing for their baby, it became clear that the Little Luggage Co had to become a reality. Using my extensive career experience in fashion buying and merchandising, I took the plunge and started designing and sourcing our first collection. We've since welcomed a new #LLCexplorer into our family; baby Harvey was born just as our first shipment arrived in the UK!
The Little Luggage Co is focussed on providing fun and print, but also cleverly designed products that you'll want to use for child after child. We're especially passionate about gender neutral design, you won't find any pink princess or blue dinosaur stereotypes here.
Your feedback is so important, if there's something you want let us know, or show us where you've taken your Little Luggage Co bag using #LLCexplorer. Similarly if you're a designer and think we could be good for each other please reach out as I love working with small, local businesses.
Here's to your next adventure.....
Helen, William & Harvey xxx