Mongoose fans will be delighted to hear that the design company has released a new range of winter bags in fun combinations of their funky fabrics. ‘We wanted to create a new winter bag that has a semi-casual soft flowing feel that wears with comfort. The soft pleats that fold in under the front flap add to the body of the bag,’ says Mongoose’s Ilze Reader. This new winter bag has been christened the Candy Bag and is perfect for adding a splash of colour to your winter wardrobe. ‘The colour combinations are based on fresh winter colours and the design printed up for Mongoose by Tori Stowe. We love her new range inspired by nature and botanical patterns!’ says Ilze. The Candy Bag is stylish and spacious enough to store your winter layers when you’re cosy indoors or to use for day-to-day errands. Mongoose is committed to their proudly South African ethos and their products are manufactured locally providing employment to over 20 people. ‘Fifty percent of the fabrics used to make up our products and ranges are community based projects and printed by hand with silk screens in rural areas,’ says Ilze. Mongoose Candy Bags retail for R590 and can be ordered online from mongoose-sa.co.za where you can also find a list of stockists.