Founded in Antwerp in 1987, Kipling began as a happy accident when three designers—Vincent Haverbeke, Xavier Kegels and Paul Van De Velde—stumbled across crinkled nylon accidentally caught in a loom, since becoming the brand’s signature and recognisable fabric. After this discovery, Kipling wasted no time in creating stylish, functional and affordable bags and lifestyle essentials designed to suit all needs, from outdoorsmen and scholars to carefree spirits.
The name Kipling is inspired by a fondness of the playful spirit within The Jungle Book, written by English novelist Rudyard Kipling. The trio aims to bring the same sense of fun and adventure from the popular story to their collection of bags and accessories. Each design is presented in a range of bold and bright colours, offering a unique twist on classic styles. The iconic furry mascot, the Kipling monkey is attached to each of their pieces and symbolises fun and adventure. Each collection’s ape is uniquely named after one of the brand’s employees from around the world.
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