Luggage that makes a difference | Since 2015
Luggage that makes a difference | Since 2015
MOVEMENT | Become a Corporate Partner.

MOVEMENT | Become a Corporate Partner.

At Madlug we are committed to helping young people in the care system carry their lives with dignity, that’s why with every product purchased we are able to gift a bag to a young person in care. We are also passionate about helping your company make a difference! 

Read on to find out more about becoming a Corporate Partner with Madlug. 

November 29, 2017 by Madlug Blog
VALUES | 5 Reasons Why Madlug Doesn’t Do Black Friday.

VALUES | 5 Reasons Why Madlug Doesn’t Do Black Friday.

It’s impossible to escape the manic promotion for Black Friday. Today I’ve already received 8 emails from retailers advertising their bargain basement prices and deals to be had. At Madlug we’re bucking the trend - we won’t be taking part in Black Friday sales. As a retailer that may seem like we are shooting ourselves in the foot on one of the ‘biggest shopping days of the year’, but here’s 5 reasons why we’re confident we’ve made the right decision.
November 21, 2017 by Madlug Blog
GIVING | Our Fuel

GIVING | Our Fuel

We are so grateful for our incredible customers. Those of you who have bought backpacks, laptop bags, gym bags or luggage have provided bags for young people in care to carry their life’s possessions in, showing them that they have value, worth and dignity.

November 15, 2017 by Madlug Blog
LEARN | Young people in poverty

LEARN | Young people in poverty

Children living in the poorest areas are at least ten times more likely to be taken into care or put on a child protection plan than those from the wealthiest areas, a study finds.
November 02, 2017 by Madlug Blog
LEARN | Tips from Sir Richard Branson

LEARN | Tips from Sir Richard Branson

Recently Madlug founder, Dave Linton, was invited to brunch with Sir Richard Branson in London to share the story of Madlug. It was an amazing opportunity to tell the leader of a global brand like Virgin the story that EVERY child in care is incredible and that no child should carry their life in a bin bag.
October 25, 2017 by Madlug Blog
EATING OUT |  A £5 lunch in Belfast

EATING OUT | A £5 lunch in Belfast

We sent Josh out this past week with a very small budget to see where he could get lunch in Belfast as a student for around a fiver.

Check out his findings.

September 28, 2017 by Madlug Blog
FAMILY | A Letter to my Sons.

FAMILY | A Letter to my Sons.

Right now we have two tiny boys in the house; a one year old and a three year old. This is an open letter to the teenage version of them. 

 

September 20, 2017 by Madlug Blog
PHOTOGRAPHY | Christine Jennifer Photography

PHOTOGRAPHY | Christine Jennifer Photography

Having become first acquainted with Dave during Summer Madness, I got in touch about meeting up to discuss Madlug for a project I had been doing called 'A Day in the Life of...' which gave a platform to small business owners to discuss the story behind their business. During this meeting, Dave asked whether I would be up for doing some lifestyle shots of their signature carrier bag, to which I enthusiastically said yes.
May 03, 2017 by Madlug Blog
FUNDRAISING | 26.2 Miles for Children In Care

FUNDRAISING | 26.2 Miles for Children In Care

This Bank Holiday Monday I will be taking to the streets of Belfast to run 26.2 miles in aid of Madlug and Home for Good.
April 30, 2017 by Madlug Blog
THANKS | You are Crucial

THANKS | You are Crucial

How do you start a movement without people who care? How do you make people feel valued if there's no one there saying it and showing it? How do you give a bag if no one is willing to buy a bag? You don't! People are what makes Madlug awesome!
April 11, 2017 by Madlug Blog