Our tale is one of great passion and creativity (plus the odd stroke of luck!) that goes back to the spring of ‘87. That was the year when three young designer pals in Antwerp stumbled upon a happy accident on a loom and discovered crinkled nylon fabric…and voila, the idea for Kipling was born.
Having hit upon a winning formula they wasted no time in creating the affordable, sporty and functional bags and lifestyle essentials that have gone on to become wardrobe favourites.
What about the Monkeys? With our name coming from an author famed for tales filled with imaginative animals – monkeys included- we wanted to make sure this playful spirit could always shine through.
And so the Kipling Monkey was born! Now our iconic furry mascot is attached to almost everything we make, and each one of them is named after one of our amazing employees from around the world. These days we even offer boxed collectibles with fun themes such as the Royal Baby Monkey, Country Monkeys, and more. Kipling is available at all leading luggage stores nationwide.