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Pantone Colour of the Year 2022
PANTONE COLOUR OF THE YEARVery Peri The latest from our House of Colour blogger Fiona Ingham Colour of the Year Very Peri Pantone 17-3938 ‘a dynamic periwinkle blue hue’ the Pantone colour [...]
5 CHRISTMAS MARKETS TO VISIT THIS FESTIVE SEASON It’s that time of year where we’re all starting to plan for the Big Day. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday firmly behind us, [...]
Autumn and Winter fashion essentials
Autumn and Winter Fashion essentialsAutumn Autumn weather can be like experiencing four seasons in one day which makes dressing appropriately a fine art. You can’t get it right every time but here [...]
Do colours change with age?
YOUR TRUE COLOURSDo they change with age? The latest from our House of Colour blogger Fiona Ingham How Colour Analysis Works Colour Analysis discovers which colours are best for your skin tones, [...]
3 Autumn Walks with The Outdoor Guide
3 Autumn Walks with the Outdoor Guide1. A Woodland and Wine Tasting Walk in the Weald of Kent This walk in the Garden of England shows off some of the best places [...]
5 ways to exercise without going back to the gym
5 ways to exercisewithout going back to the gym Written by Clare Elson We’ve all changed our exercise habits one way or another since the first lockdown and for many of us, [...]
How to care for your leather bag
How to care for your leather bagTips and tricks Your first leather Healthy Back Bag is an investment that will look beautiful for years. Our leather develops a natural patina to keep [...]
Colour Analysis – What’s the Point?
Colour Analysis - What's the point? The latest from our House of Colour blogger Fiona Ingham Surely everyone knows their Colours Some lucky individuals instinctively know which colours suit them. However, many [...]
5 Picnic Spots we Love in East London
5 picnic spots we love in East London With the sun finally shining again, it's time to share our favourite picnic spots in East London. During what seems like a century of [...]
Should you dress your age?
Should you dress your age? Written by Fiona Ingham The latest from our House of Colour blogger Fiona Ingham Should Jill Biden avoid fishnet tights despite having ‘great legs for her age.’ [...]
Spring into colour!
SPRING INTO COLOUR! Written by Fiona Ingham The latest from our House of Colour blogger Fiona Ingham Spring has sprung with designers offering a rainbow of colour designed to incite optimism and [...]
Will You Wear the Pantone Colours of 2021?
Will You Wear the Pantone Colours of 2021? Written by Fiona Ingham The latest from our House of Colour blogger Fiona Ingham Article first published on House of Colour website (www.houseofcolour.co.uk) December [...]
Dress up to cheer up!
DRESS UP TO CHEER UP! Written by Fiona Ingham The latest from our House of Colour blogger Fiona Ingham The first lockdown led to dress down. Comfort became paramount. A casual dress [...]
7 things we grew this summer
7 things we grew this summer Written by Clare Elson I think we've all had some free time recently, and we have all tried to keep our sanity in check in various [...]
Home Sweet Home
Home Sweet Home Written by Fiona Ingham The latest from our House of Colour blogger Fiona Ingham Wise words from Oscar de la Renta: ‘Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. [...]
Fashion & Sustainability
FASHION & SUSTAINABILITY Written by Fiona Ingham The latest from our House of Colour blogger Fiona Ingham Just prior to lockdown I wrote a piece about the fashion industry. At that time [...]
Our Core Classics are more than meets the eye…
Our Core Classics are more than meets the eye... Written by Clare Elson It’s often easy to assume that our customers know exactly what they want in a Healthy Back Bag and [...]
Packing for the Weekend
PACKING FOR A WEEKEND AWAY Written by Fiona Ingham The latest from our House of Colour blogger Fiona Ingham I’m not planning a major break away this Summer, but I’m getting quite [...]
The Inside Story
THE INSIDE STORYWritten by Clare ElsonHave you ever wondered what goes on inside a Healthy Back Bag? It’s not just a bag with a silver lining… behind that iconic teardrop shape Healthy [...]
FASHION RULES & MYTHS Written by Fiona Ingham The latest from our House of Colour blogger Fiona Ingham As a small child I was firmly told that ‘blue and green should never [...]
Shop Japan – Pop up stores
SHOP JAPAN ポップアップ・ストア* By Global Business Development Manager, Nancy Evans Our Global Business Development Manager, Nancy Evans, provides an insight to The Healthy Back Bag in Japan Japan, a population of 126 [...]
Look Fab on Zoom!
LOOK FAB ON ZOOM Written by Fiona Ingham The latest from our House of Colour blogger Fiona Ingham Suddenly we have had to become Zoom experts. I enjoy Pilates and chats with [...]
Frontline Heroes Roundup
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR FRONTLINE HEROES! Throughout April and into May, we have been asking the general public to nominate their own Frontline Heroes – Our glorious doctors, nurses, and paramedics, [...]
Declutter that Wardrobe
DECLUTTER THAT WARDROBE! The latest from our House of Colour blogger Fiona Ingham Written by Fiona Ingham Maybe you believe that Marie Kondo is right but somehow just haven’t been able to [...]
SHOP JAPAN ヘルシーバックバッグ専門店 By Global Business Development Manager, Nancy Evans Our Global Business Development Manager, Nancy Evans, provides an insight to The Healthy Back Bag in Japan It all started as if [...]
Working in a Familiar Environment
Working in a Familiar Environment What a difference a month makes... Just a few weeks ago we were in the office complaining about the grey skies and constant rain, now we are [...]
Fiona Ingham – All About Red
IT'S ALL ABOUT RED Written by Fiona Ingham The latest from our House of Colour blogger Fiona Ingham Red will take centre stage for Winter 2020, according to the recent Paris fashion [...]
Is size everything?
Is size everything? A QUESTION OF PREFERENCE It's a question that we hear all too often in the HBB office, but if you're sensible the size of your bag REALLY DOES MATTER! [...]
Colour Analysis – To do or not to do?
Colour Analysis - To do or not to do? Written by Fiona Ingham You probably already have a strong sense of which colours suit you best but if, like us, you really [...]
5 Health and Fitness Apps for 2020
5 Health and fitness apps for 2020 So you've launched into 2020, and your goal is better health and fitness. You're hitting the gym, you're eating healthy, you triumphantly say no to [...]
7 Quick and Easy Tips for your Winter Skincare
7 Quick and Easy Tips for your Winter Skincare Winter just seems to hate your skin, and with the recent cold weather, it's likely that you're starting to dry up. We've compiled [...]
How to improve your mood and beat the winter blues
Here are five things to consider to help you keep your spirits up through the winter.
Is Your Sugar & Fat Intake Out Of Balance?
There is a lot of confusing babble and conflicting advice when it comes to what we eat. So, we though we might try and clear at least some of it up…
Health & Nutrition: 8 Myths Busted for 2020
8 Health & Nutrition Myths Busted for 2020 Health & Nutrition: Truth or Myth Health & nutrition has become one the most talked about topics on the internet. There are more diet [...]
What Is Intermittent fasting?
There has been a lot of interest recently in the health world around intermittent fasting. So, we put our research hats on to see what it is all about.
Travel Ready with HBB
TRAVEL READY WITH HBB Travel with peace of mind It's Summer, the time of country walks and longer days. A time for travel on foreign continents in search of sun, exploring hidden [...]
HBB and the Pantone Colour of the Year 2019
Last year we released a number of bags that connected with the Pantone colour of the year Ultra-Violet – from our seasonal bag Garden Party which played with spectrum of violet colours mixing them playfully with summer vibes and trendy floral prints. This year we are right on trend with our Geranium bag in Textured Nylon.
Essential Travel items you didn’t know you needed
Essential Travel Gadgets you Didn't know you Needed Travelling is important. Experiencing new cultures, broadening your understanding of the world and most importantly, letting off a little steam and relaxing. Travel is [...]
Perfect Travel Companions with HBB & Hippychick
Perfect Travel Companions with HBB & Hippychick Hippychick Giveaway Our bags are all about balance, and we aren’t just talking about the ergonomic design. Nor are we talking about the health benefits. [...]
5 Original Mothers Day Gift Ideas
5 Original Mothers Day Gift Ideas Mothers Day, this year, falls on the Sunday 31st March. Mother’s day is the day where you are supposed to honour your mother and give thanks [...]
International Happiness Day
International Happiness Day: 20th March 201919 March 2019 | Darcy Carson-Keane Happiness is contagious! This International Day of Happiness, March 20th, we hope you choose to indulge in all things that bring [...]
SS19: The HBB Spring Summer '19 Collection Quite excitingly, we have now launched our SS19 range which has been in development for over a year! When it comes to our bags, we [...]
Espresso Coffee on the Go: Win a Minipresso!
Enjoying Coffee on the Go! Win a Minipresso We love coffee AND DEFINITELY LOVE ESPRESSO Our best creative moments are often infused with the sultry scents of roasted espresso beans drifting lazily [...]
Winter Adventures your Kids will Love
Winter Adventures your Kids will Love When winter comes it can be all too tempting to hole yourselves away in the warmth. Cuddling up on the sofa with a hot cup of [...]
Vintage Canvas is Back!
VINTAGE CANVAS IS BACK!Our vintage canvas s back by popular demand. It’s been years in the (re)making and it remains one of our all time favourites. There's never been another bag quite [...]
Our Favourite Healthy Christmas Dishes
When it comes to Christmas, one of the first things that leaps to mind is the food. The vast quantities of roast chicken (I’ve never been much of a turkey person), vegetables, potatoes, and of course the mince pies, chocolate, and mulled wine.
11 Excellent Alternative Exercise Ideas
We’ve come up with these alternative exercise options to help you find your exercise passion.
Christmas Traditions: 7 Strange and Wonderful traditions from around the World
We have compiled a few of the strange and magical Christmas traditions from around the world for your pleasure.
Based in East London, Catherine Tough designs and makes cosy knitted accessories for you & your home. Made from the softest lambswool and finest cotton yarns, in a beautiful range of colour [...]
7 Hilarious Fashion Instagrams to Follow
This is the post expert. These should be succinct and enticing!
11 Best Dog Walker Parks in London
London has a plethora of gorgeous and sizeable parks that are perfect for a doggy day trip.
5 Reasons to Relish your Fear this Halloween
Being afraid this Halloween isn’t all bad. Here are 5 ways that being made to tremble could actually help you out.
Haunting Halloween Recipes
If you’re having a party, you need some suitably spooky food. We have collected and tested a few of our favourites for you.
What on Earth is Skandi?
Skandi is a design movement which emerged at the start of the 20th Century and which is all about simplicity and minimalism.
Enekes in Cheltenham
Enekes is one of the leading retailers for luggage and leather goods in the UK and so we are very excited that they recently started stocking Healthy Back Bags.
What to Wear with your HBB
To get the most out of your outfit, your accessories are vitally important.
Perfect your Morning Routine for a Perfectly Productive Day
There will always be nights when sleep eludes us, but just imagine how much more productive your day could be if you added a bit of structure to it.
New Seasonals for AW18 are Here!
It is finally time to say goodbye to summer and what a summer it was…
Dark Chocolate May Actually be a Superfood
We decided to explore the possibility that maybe, just maybe, dark chocolate truly was is the health food that chocoholics have been claiming all along.
Athleisure & Boutique Fitness Fashion
Athleisure is the blend of performance wear and comfortable athletic inspired lifestyle clothing. We ask why this style has become so popular…
10 Things You Need When You Travel
We’ve put together a list of 10 things you may not realise you need, but will definitely make your life a whole lot easier when travelling.
Cardio vs. Strength Training: What should you be doing?
When it comes to losing weight there is a broad mix of different things people tell you to do, but who is right, and what should you be doing?
5 Bits of Festival Kit you Didn’t Know you Needed
We’ve put together a little list of 5 essential non-essentials that might just get you to the final headliner with your sanity (and all your belongings) in check.
Perfectly Practical Bags Combining Fashion and Function
Discover the three stages of why people love our bags.
8 Reasons you Should Cut your Sugar Intake Today
We know that sugar isn’t exactly good for you, but at the same time we couldn’t agree on just how bad it is, so, we did some research…
The New HBB Branding
You may be noticing some changes. This is because we decided it was time to refresh our look and our message.
5 Common Back Problems And How To Fix Them
Looking after your back is an important part of life no matter how young, fit or flexible you are.
11 Gorgeous Autumnal Walks to Take your HBB on
It is then a time of year that is perfect for romping over the soft hills of the English countryside. We’ve put together a little list of walks that would be absolutely perfect to take your HBB on.
8 interesting, alternative yoga options to try out
We did a little digging and found 8 alternative yoga options that you might like to try if traditional yoga isn’t doing it for you.
7 Amazing London Walks
For those all of you who can’t get out of the city, grab your HBB, pack it with all your essentials, and have an explore of one of these walks we’ve shortlisted for you!