‘‘We’d like to re-home your old bags – let your travel companions carry on their journey from a new home.”
From backpacks to messenger bags, we all have those unwanted bags put to one side. Instead of letting them gather dust, send them to Millican HQ and their team will take care of the rest.
Located in the Lake District town of Keswick, Millican have been creating sustainable bags for conscious travellers, for the last 11 years.
This summer, they launched their new project, ‘Re-Home Your Bag’. Send them your unwanted bags and they promise to fix them up and send them back out to begin a new adventure with people who need them – supporting social projects and communities, locally and globally. In return, you’ll receive a five percent discount for homeofmillican.com for helping the cause.
Co-Founder Jorrit Jorritsma said: “Everyone seems to have an old, well-used rucksack or travel bag languishing in their garage or loft. Still very practical, you just can’t seem to let go of them. The ‘Re-Home’ project allows you to pass your old travel companion on to someone who really needs it, to start a new adventure.
As well as giving back to the community, we’re always considering different ways of increasing a product’s life-span and how we can take responsibility for its afterlife. The Re-Home Your Bag project is an important part of this ongoing process of learning, sharing and innovating for a better future.”
How it works:
Email Millican to receive a Freepost address, send them your unwanted bag and they’ll find a way to reuse it. You get a five percent discount code, and your bag gets a new home.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name to receive their Freepost address.
- Send them your bag(s). They can be any brand, they don’t have to be Millican bags. See terms and conditions on their website for the sort of bags they are looking for.
- The team will then sort, repair and re-home your bag, all from Millican HQ at (a farm at the Foot of Skiddaw in the English Lake District National Park in the UK).
- Once your bag has been allocated to one of the social projects they’re working with, they will let you know, so you can see your bags journey full circle.
So far, Millican have connected with social projects such as The Calvert Trust, Action for Conservation and the Bristol Bike Project, who are all ready and waiting to receive your pre-loved bags and introduce them to a new home.
“We are always searching for new partners and are very happy for charities or non-profit organisations to get in touch with us at email@example.com to discuss how we can work together going forward.”
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Feature image by Jim Marsden.