If you’ve chatted to me on Twitter or even Facebook over the past few months the chances are you’ll have heard of Mia Tui Bags, or seen some of my rather amusing conversations with their creator, Charlotte.
Charlotte, who was at the time living in Vietnam, created the first Mia Tui bag when she couldn’t find anything suitable to carry all her bits and pieces and those of her two girls whilst on their travels. From there came another bag, and another and now Mia Tui is a successful brand with a gorgeous collection of affordable bags to suit all styles and needs. Back in the UK now, Mia Tui is becoming pretty well known, and much loved!
The title of this post says that Mia Tui is “more than a bag”, and it is. Getting to know Charlotte and where it all comes from has been lovely, it’s nice to get to know the person/people behind a company and not just see a logo!
The bags are made in a factory in Vietnam with Charlotte’s business partner there, and ethical working is of the highest priority to her. Charlotte herself has spent a lot of time in the factory, knows many of the workers and their families. No big faceless company here, but a Mum who has created something she believes in and enjoys seeing others enjoy it too. I’ve almost convinced her to write a guest post for me on her experiences in Vietnam and how she sees Mia Tui herself, so keep your eyes peeled.
What else, oh yes, the bags!I was sent a Grace bag in Tan Canvas to review and I have to say I love it! The Grace can be worn as a messenger or as traditional underarm handbag. The inside works brilliantly with well thought out features such as a key clip, phone and pen pockets, a water bottle section (or wine bottle!), which I actually have body spray and a hair brush in, and a multitude of other useful pockets. The result is an attractive, stylish and most definitely practical bag!
The bags start from just £29.99 which nowadays is a steal, and more ranges are due to hit the shelves in Oct/November. My youngest sister has already extracted a promise from me for one of the new bags due out as her Christmas present (which will help keep her mitts off mine!).
You can see the full range on the Mia Tui website, catch up with the lovely Charlotte on Twitter and don’t forget to follow Mia Tui on Facebook to be kept up to date with news and offers. If you do fancy a Mia Tui bag, I have a code (below) which will get you *10% off, making it even more affordable.
Charlotte is running the risk of turning me into a girl, after my many years of resisting it. I have the Ava in purple croc and have my eye on one of the new bags coming soon for Christmas (Yes Roy, I’m looking at you dear, thanks muchly!).
Enjoy having a browse.
*If you use this code you will receive 10% off your order and I will get a small amount of commission.
** I received the Grace back in return for writing a review, this is as far as Mia Tui’s input goes. This review is based on my personal experience and findings after using the bag / getting to know the brand and has not been influenced in any way.