Sarah Giblin RiutBag X35 Secure Origami Bag
RiutBag X35 Secure Origami Bag is Silver Design Award winner in 2019 - 2020 Fashion and Travel Accessories Design Award Category.
RiutBag X35 Secure Origami Bag

RiutBag X35 puts travel security and flexibility first. It uses a unique origami folding mechanism to change capacity when a traveller needs more or less space. Just one travel bag can be used in compact mode for the commute or expanded to maximum airline cabin allowance. It is built for the solo traveller, commuter and airline passenger. RiutBag X35 is secure by design: its zips are hidden against the wearer's back, so it is automatically secure every time it is used.

RiutBag X35 Secure Origami Bag
Sarah Giblin RiutBag X35
Sarah Giblin Secure Origami Bag
Sarah Giblin design
Sarah Giblin design
Sarah Giblin

Sarah Giblin founded UK urban product design company Riut in 2014. She is a one-person entrepreneur who designs every aspect of RiutBags. Riut, pronounced "riot", stands for Revolution in user thinking. This is Sarah's personal mantra, her disruptive yet positive design philosophy and the impact she wants her products to have on their users. RiutBag users are urban travelers: commuters, urban tourists and city dwellers. Sarah designs products to meet the demands of our urbanisation challenges: high density population, associated crime, stress, time pressure and fear of crime. Riut's products empower the user to feel calmer and safer in an urban context. Riut is communicative, open, honest and user focussed. Riut was built on social media surveys and successful crowdfunding via Kickstarter.

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Riut, pronounced "riot", stands for Revolution in user thinking. Riut was formed in 2014 by Sarah Giblin to create the RiutBag, the backwards backpack for secure urban travel. This one-person design startup, as the name suggests, revolves around its users. The RiutBag is designed to ensure users feel safe as they travel the world, that they can easily and securely use the RiutBag. Vitally, once they have used the RiutBag, they are give feedback and help to build future designs. This user thinking is then used to prototype the next generation of RiutBags. Therefore, this is a Revolution in user thinking design mantra operates at every point in the design cycle. Sarah Giblin, RiutBag creator, was originally a commuter and backpack user. She spotted a design fault with the conventional rucksack and came up with a more user-friendly design: the RiutBag. She believes users are best placed to spot problems with everyday objects and that they might just come up with better ideas than some of the biggest companies in the world. It's possible today with the help of social media and crowdfunding companies such as Kickstarter. Her disruptive yet positive design philosophy says we - users - can do this too. There are currently 20,000 RiutBag users on the planet.