Valentine’s Day at Storksak – our winner is announced!

The big, romantic day of the year is over and we hope all of our wonderful fans were spoilt rotten on Saturday!

Our competition winner has been chosen – Amanda Anderson, an expectant mummy who we will be sure to use her pretty pink changing bag all summer. Amanda is the lucky recipient of not only a Storksak bag from our new Spring/Summer 2015 collection – the Noa – but also a beautiful bouquet of luxurious roses.

The stunning Valentine’s flowers were delivered by our friends Appleyard London, a lovely florist who believes that everyone should have a little luxury in their life. Where possible Appleyard source their flowers from British growers and have designed their packaging to produce as little waste as possible. All of their beautiful bouquets are hand-tied at their UK floristry centre with love and care by their team of experienced florists, ready for your special flower delivery. We can’t think of a more lovely company to turn to when treating someone special!

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The second part of our lovely prize, our Noa bag, is a completely new style for Spring/Summer 2015. The changing bag is available in a choice of five colours – from bright and summery yellow to feminine powder pink and blue, as well as neutral grey and navy. The perfectly practical baby bag boasts a chic and simple single colour finish, complemented by a co-ordinating lining, perfect for summer days out with family. The coated canvas fabric is wipe clean inside and out, meaning your lovely new bag needn’t become grubby!

The Noa also includes a handy mini-organiser bag, featuring six pockets and an internal compartment. It is perfect for keeping everything in an easy to find place, and can even be taken out of your bag to fill with essentials for a quick trip to the shops. The Noa is finished off with stylish silver hardware, detachable long strap, and luxurious leather handles.

Here at Storksak we love to treat our fans. Look out for our next competition via Facebook, Twitter, Insagram and Pinterest pages!

Love is all you need! – Tales from the Studio

It’s the stuff of songs, poems and novels and it makes the world go round! Love is most definitely in the air as we approach Valentine’s Day.

Not many of us would even dream of competing with outrageous celebrity gifts of platinum phones or £8 million Bulgari necklaces, but we would like to know what would be your dream Valentine’s gift?

We are running a competition for the chance to win our Noa bag in Powder Pink, as well as a gorgeous bouquet of flowers from our friends at Appleyard Flowers. Just send us a pic of your fave treats via Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #StorksakValentines.

12 Opulent Red RosesFlowers, chocolates and perfume featured highly on the Studio’s wish list as they are the most popular and traditional gifts, but the Team also had some very interesting ideas!

Nowadays you can have just about anything personalised: from Coca-Cola bottles and cupcakes to jewellery and prints of your favourite love songs.

The most important thing is to think about what your partner likes and to reflect that in their gift, and a thoughtfully worded card and a romantic meal will go a long way to let them know you care. True Love comes from the heart, not the wallet…
‘But I, being poor have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams’

Storksak Valentine’s Competition: How to win

Valentine’s Day is nearly here and we think it’s about time our busy Storksak mums got rewarded for all of their hard work! With our latest giveaway we will be treating one special fan to our Noa summer bag in soft pink, as well as a stunning bouquet of red roses.


We are offering our fans the chance to enter our Valentine’s competition via either Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, when you give us your email address and sign up to our mailing list. We want to see what your perfect Valentine’s gift is, so follow us via whatever platform you prefer to use, and share an image with us, including hashtag #StorksakValentines


First, sign up to our mailing list. You can inbox us your email address on Facebook or Twitter, or sign up on via the Email Signup icon on Facebook. Alternatively email it to us directly:
Follow @Storksak_UK and upload a picture of your dream Valentine’s gift with hashtag #StorksakValentines

Follow @Storksak_UK and upload a picture of your dream Valentine’s gift with hashtag #StorksakValentines

Post a picture of your dream Valentine’s gift to our wall and include #StorksakValentines in the post text.


 Entry closes and the lucky winner will be picked at 12pm on 12.02.15. The competition is open to UK residents only. This competition is in no way endorsed by, or affiliated with, Facebook.




Tales from the Studio: Sleep? There’s a nap for that!


How to follow the social butterfly that is December, her parties back-lit by curve-flattering fairy lights? That would be January, a bulging trouser button of a month now synonymous with dieting and denial!


The harsh truth is that whatever New Year resolutions people make, around a third of them will be broken by the end of January, so if the only “Resolve” you have is the one you mix with water to cure a hangover, you can understand how they feel!

Rather than setting ourselves up to fail by giving up too many of the things that make us happy, why not pledge to do something nice instead? Lorraine’s New Year resolution was to bathe more, thankfully this wasn’t a hygiene issue, she just recognised the need to have more “me” time! Frankly we could all be kinder to ourselves, whether that is meeting up with friends or luxuriating in a bubble bath.

The one thing that would massively improve our quality of life would be to get more sleep, and anyone who tells you that they sleep like a baby probably doesn’t have one! 6 out of 10 adults in the UK regularly don’t get enough sleep which we know can lead to medical problems in later life and yet we will happily skip sleep for the latest box set or bestseller.

So thank you NYE we had a ball and acknowledge that the party is over for another year, but we won’t be tricked into promising to lose a stone or to give up our Sauvignon Blanc. For 2015 we are resolving to slip on a cashmere eye mask, turn off the tech and hibernate until February!

Win with our Pinterest competition ‘Storksak does Lunch’

We know how much you love our Facebook page, but perhaps you didn’t know Storksak also features on Pinterest, as well as Instagram, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.

The fun image-sharing platform Pinterest is a great place to go for inspiration for fashion, food, baby and everything lovely, and is one of our favourite places to be online!

Follow ‘Storksak London’ to see our lifestyle and product imagery, as well as behind the scenes peeks at our photo shoots and life around the office. We share everything that we at Storksak love; our favourite recipes, fashion, chic nursery décor ideas and more via our Pinterest account.

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From now until 28th January 2015 we are running our first ever Pinterest competition, ‘Storksak Does Lunch’. We will be giving away a selection of five of our stylish, insulated lunch bags and bottles – the perfect addition to our to your Storksak changing bag, for keeping your and baby’s lunch warm or cool while you’re on the move.

To take part in our competition simply follow us:, create a new board called ‘Storksak does Lunch, then simply pin our competition graphic and your favourite lunch recipes to the board.

Good luck and happy pinning!

Swim, sun and luxury leather – Storksak SS15

Spring/Summer 2015 is sure to be an exciting season for Storksak as the luxury changing bag brand introduces three completely new styles to their much-loved range – the Catherine, Ariel and Noa. Storksak is also bringing a striking teal addition to the popular Lucinda collection, perfect for the summer months.

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Sure to become a future classic for the brand, the Catherine is a wonderfully luxurious leather bag in a neutral yet unusual almond and a rich Bordeaux shade. The chic yet simple design is also available in high quality, durable nylon fabric with leather trim, at an accessible price point, in dark navy and moss.

The Ariel and Noa are simple yet stylish tote-style bags packed full of useful features, ideal for spring, summer and beyond.

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Ariel is a bright and fun addition to the Storksak range, available in coral and hot pink. Ideal for sun, sport, sand and swim, the pretty colours are sure to light up your look for the warmer months.

The Ariel is crafted in durable silicone with high quality PU trims and includes plenty of useful features. There is a handy drawstring bag ideal for carrying wet swim clothes or sports wear, as well as an interior zip pouch pocket. There is also a fuss-free popper closure and internal attachments included for attaching your Ariel onto a stroller.


The Noa is a wonderfully useful new bag in soft pink, navy, powder blue, yellow and grey, with coated, wipe clean canvas fabric inside and out. The Noa’s handy mini-organiser bag features six pockets and an internal compartment. The bag is finished off with stylish silver hardware, detachable long strap, and luxurious leather handles.

As seen on the catwalk, Storksak’s colour of the season is a bright teal, updating the AW14 hit, the Lucinda bag. Crafted in premium textured leather, Our Lucinda teal features a modern, minimal structure and Storksak’s signature lining. It is also designed to fit most laptops.

Whether you’re looking for your perfect beach bag or a changing bag that doubles up for a day at the office, Storksak has what you’re looking for with their latest Spring Summer 2015 collection. As always, there’s a place for everything and everything in its place with Storksak.


Tales from the studio – Storksak on balancing work and baby

Melanie recently bumped into a friend who had to give up her job as a scientist as she couldn’t reconcile family life with the demands of her career. This got Suzi and Melanie thinking back to when they came up with the idea of Storksak bags over 12 years ago, of how they wanted to build a business that could be a success without them having to sacrifice too much precious family time.

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A decade on it’s not straightforward – and it’s definitely still a juggle and a struggle – but they have been able to support staff members who want to work irregular hours from home and some studio staff work part time to allow them to do the school run.

Forget about having it all, it’s all about having a life.

Having a baby takes parents on a joyful and scary roller-coaster of emotions; throw in a job with a 45 minute commute at either end of the day after a night of broken sleep with a fractious baby, and it’s not difficult to see how our mid 30’s can be one of the most stressful times of life.

So what we can do is surround ourselves with a network of people who make our lives that little bit better: a supportive partner, close family, friends with shared experiences and, hopefully, a sympathetic employer. This is our ‘Clan of Care’. The people who support and allow us to work, to enjoy our family and simply to be.
We strive to put quality, care and thoughtfulness into each Storksak product and we extend that same courtesy to our staff so that you can be secure in the knowledge that your Storksak bag is gorgeous – inside and out!

Win a ping pong set from the game’s creators, Jaques!

Jaques of London Logo Hi ResWe have a rather special prize for today’s competition – a set of Original Ping Pong as it was when it was invented by Jaques of London!

Ping Pong was invented in 1901 by John Jaques III, and the current generation of the family are still making beautiful, traditional toys and games today. Established in 1795, Jaques of London is the oldest sports and games manufacturer in the world. Throughout their long and distinguished history Jaques has been responsible for inventing some of the world’s most popular sports and family games including Croquet, Ping Pong, Ludo, Tiddledy Winks and Happy Families. The company is still owned and run by direct descendants of the original company founder Thomas Jaques.

Jaques of London has relaunched Original Ping Pong for Christmas 2014, recreating Ping Pong as it was when it was first invented. This is set to be one of the most original and timeless games of the season.

The set, which includes two bats, three balls and one net with posts and clamps, made to fit all tables, is an exact replica of the original hand-crafted Ping Pong set launched in 1901. The two steam-bent bats have solid wooden frames and handles and are covered with the finest grade vellum, which is glued and hand-stitched into place. The vellum creates a drum effect, which produces a very satisfactory “ping pong” sound. The antique-finished wooden posts incorporate two solid brass clamps. The net, hand-made from natural cotton, can be adjusted in size simply by wrapping it around the posts.

Original Ping Pong isn’t just great for kids, but is also the ideal after dinner party game. It is designed to be played on any table – including dining room tables! Once supper has been served, drinks have been quaffed and coffee cups have been cleared, simply attach the net to the posts, screw the solid brass clamps (both cushioned by soft foam pads to avoid table damage) onto the table and let the games begin.

Original Ping Pong is available to buy now from Jaques of London’s website for £59.99.

Jaques ping pong setThere are still two days of our ’12 days of Christmas’ competition left. Visit our Facebook page at 10am tomorrow for our next riddle, to be in with a chance of winning the 11th day’s wonderful prize!



Win a personalised gift from Olivia Sticks with Layla

Today’s prize is a beautiful personalised placemat and coaster set from ‘Olivia Sticks with Layla’ an up-and-coming, beautifully classic British brand.

This London-based brand was founded and is run by Claire Summery. She creates children’s wall art and personalised gifts for little ones including a children’s illustration range of art for kids rooms, greeting cards, cushion covers, stationery and many more products to be launched soon. All of Claire’s lovely products are created in a classic children’s storybook style.ballerina-placemat-LS-lucyClaire loves drawing, and is a trained illustrator with a degree in design, winning design graduate of the year in 2005.

Claire previously worked in the fashion illustration industry and has completed commission work for many high-street brands featured on TV and in shops and has had work published in illustration books. She was inspired to create the brand after she had her two young children.

Today’s lovely giveaway set includes an ‘Olivia sticks with Layla’ placemat and coaster, personalised to include your child’s name. The pretty ballerina set is perfect for a girly girl’s Christmas gift, and might even encourage fussy eaters to stay at the table a little while longer!

We will announce all competition winners on the 13th December. The ’12 Days of Christmas’ competition is open to UK residents only. The competition is in no way affiliated or endorsed by Facebook.


Nature’s Purest

Lovely baby brand ‘Natures Purest’ have been very kind in offering a beautiful range of organic cotton knitwear for our ’12 days of Christmas’, all in a neutral cream, perfect for a baby boy or girl!

Natures Purest create a beautiful range of sensitive natural products comfortable for baby’s skin. The brand was founded back in 2006 by Jane Albon, and is now stocked in 46 countries around the world, offering 14 ranges and more than 240 products!

natures knits cardigan packagingProducts now carry both the ‘Oeko-Tex 100’ and the fabulous ‘Garments Without Guilt’ certification. The cotton is naturally coloured and 100% free from pollution-causing fertilisers, as well as harmful pesticides and chemicals.

Baby’s skin is far more delicate and susceptible to harmful chemicals and substances than adult’s. In their first year of life, babies spend around 16 hours a day sleeping, and a lot of time playing in their room. For this reason Nature’s Purest recognise how important it is for babies to be surrounded by healthy, natural products.

max knit hat1The giveaway set includes the Cream Organic Cotton Knitted Hat & Mitts Set 0-6M – RRP15.00, Cream Organic Cotton Knitted Hooded Cardigan 3-6M – RRP £26.00 and Cream Organic Cotton Cable Blanket 75 x 100cm – RRP £28.00, for a total value of £69.00.

We will announce all competition winners on the 13th December. The ’12 Days of Christmas’ competition is open to UK residents only. The competition is in no way affiliated or endorsed by Facebook.