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Fact + Fiction started life as revolutionary gym bag brand GymTote, founded in 2012 by gym junkie Helena Searcaigh and handbag designer and mum of two Nicola KearneyAfter years of carrying an ugly gym bag around (and once pulling out a sweaty sports bra in a meeting!) Helena decided that there must be a better way to carry her kit to and from work. When Helena met Nicola, the brand was born. 

But we quickly realised that people were using our bags as far more than just a gym bag, especially mums, travellers and ladies commuting to and from work. So we changed our name to Fact + Fiction in 2017Our name reflects that our bags have two side to them: they look like an ordinary handbag but hide a wealth of unique technical features. We're proud to be a British owned and run company.