Our Story

Fact + Fiction started life as revolutionary gym bag brand GymTote, founded in 2013 by Helena Searcaigh and handbag designer and mum of two Nicola Kearney

After years of carrying an ugly gym bag around (and once pulling out a sweaty sports bra in a meeting!) Helena knew there must be a better way to carry her kit to and from work. When Helena met Nicola, the brand was born! 

Our range of multifunctional handbags and backpacks were designed with a wet kit compartment, shoe compartment and laptop space. 

But we saw that people were buying our vegan organiser bags and using them as baby changing backpacks, stylish women's laptop bags and women's carry on / commuter bags.

So we rebranded 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 cutting edge features.  

We're proud to be a British owned and run Company making women's lives easier through great design!