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Millican HQ | What Re-Home Your Bag Means To Us? <br> - The Millican Team

Millican HQ What Re-Home Your Bag Means To Us?
- The Millican Team

This Christmas, we’re encouraging ourselves and our community to be more curious and conscious of the products we bring into our lives.

We asked some of the team here at Millican HQ, why and how they look to be a conscious consumer, inspired by our Re-Home Your Bag Project. If you'd like to get involved with Re-Home Your Bag you can find out more here, or email us at rehome@homeofmillican.com.


Jeffrey | Creative Director

What does Re-Home Your Bag mean to you?

It means the first steps for us as a brand to understand circular product lifecycles and how we can have a positive impact on changing consumer behaviour. By using backpacks for longer their footprint reduces every day. If we can breath new life into old bags, fixing any wear and tear and passing them on to people who will use them, we can extend their use and have a positive impact on the planet. The long game is to make backpacks that can continually be recycled at the end of their life, hopefully, that life is long.

What steps have you made to become a more conscious consumer this year?

There are three things I’ve changed this year:

01. To buy products that are from sustainable brands or that have a long life expectancy.

02. To change my feelings towards clothing, appreciating the ageing process and repairing the wear and tear.

03. To only buy what I need and to challenge myself if I really need it.

Beki | Customer Service Advisor

What does Re-Home Your Bag mean to you?

Re-Home Your Bag means positivity to me.  It makes me really happy that the bags we receive are continuing their journey and serving people and groups that need them the most.

What steps have you made to become a more conscious consumer this year?

The steps I have made to become a more conscious consumer this year are working through my bathroom and kitchen and finding out which products I can get plastic-free. I have also not purchased any new clothing this year as what I have is what I love wearing and is not at a point where it needs replacing.

Robyn | Marketing Junior

What does Re-Home Your Bag mean to you?

Community, for me, is the meaning behind Re-Home Your Bag. We are used to thinking about our possessions, and if they no longer have a use to us then we think they no longer have a use to anyone. But through Re-Home Your Bag we become a collective, we see the things we own through someone else eyes, we see they have more journeys to make - even if those journeys are no longer with us.

What steps have you made to become a more conscious consumer this year?

I ask these questions before I buy something new: Can use something I already have? Can I borrow it? Can I buy it second-hand? If I can’t then, I will buy responsibly and ethical with “long-lasting” in mind.

Jorrit | Co-Founder

What does Re-Home Your Bag mean to you?

We started Millican with bags, because your bag tends to be the one constant through any journey you make. They become a friend, a companion.

Re-homing your bag simply extends that journey, adds more personality and connects you to the next traveller. And in doing so, it subtly teaches us all a thing or two about the power of Repair and Re-use.

What steps have you made to become a more conscious consumer this year?

I find that the more I travel, the less I seem to need, also in my everyday life. Well-chosen, quality items go a very long way and it‘s been great finding more sustainable alternatives popping up everywhere this year. A sea-change in conscious consumerism feels around the corner. Thankfully.

What have you done this year to be a more conscious consumer? What do you look forward to doing next year to continue the journey? Let us know via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #rehomeyourbag or you can email the team at community@homeofmillican.com.

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