MAMA LOVES – Kollab
It’s beginning to look a lot like Summer… Ok, so not really, the weather lately has been less than ideal, but as the end of the year fast approaches so to do the BBQ and picnic invites.
I love this time of year when you start to see the good old cooler bag reemerge in the shops, it’s like they smell October and start to come out of the closet! There’s just something so Aussie about a cooler bag, they just scream summer!
I’m a big fan of piling everything into a cooler bag when you are heading out to arvo drinks at a friend’s place on a Sunday or a dinner party on a Friday night. And I am one of those people who always brings a plate of something, even though I was specifically told not to because there will be an abundance of food, but I can’t help it! It’s the etiquette I was brought up with.
So you can imagine how excited I was at the recent Big Bayside and Peninsula Design Market when I discovered Kollab and their gorgeous range of designer cooler bags, lunch boxes, make- up bags, drink bottles, shopping bags and totes. I just had to buy a tote and a cooler bag! (actually, I nearly bought five because I couldn’t decide which design I like best!)
Kollab is the brainchild of boss ladies Jessica and Hayley who have backgrounds in strategy, marketing, fashion, sales and distribution. Together the pair created Kollab which designs a range of “go to” bags and totes, along with practical, creative and affordable accessories for the kitchen such as placemats and designer paper napkins.
As well as designing their own prints, Jess and Hayley also “Kollaborate” with other Australian artists such as QLD textile designer Leah Bartholomew, to design the most gorgeous prints and patterns for the bags.
There are so many awesome and fresh designs to choose from. We absolutely love all the beautiful colours it’s hard to stop at just one so I feel there may be a few more purchases coming on! One for the beach, one for BBQ’s with friends, one for dinner parties with the fam, one for shopping and maybe one just to look cool sitting on the entry table…because…why not!
Check out www.kollab.com.au to view the whole range plus stockists or find them on insta and facey.
Some pics sourced via Kollab’s Facebook page.