"In my grandfather's house there was a big lion carpet that I always watched. It was a gift from Ernest Hemingway. When I asked my grandmother where she met him, she showed me a photo album of a boat trip between Plymouth and Bombay in 1933, with a signed photo of Hemingway kneeling beside his prey on an African plain. It's an incredible memory at a time when travel was a life experience rather than the fastest way to get from A to B. The album inspired us to create a collection of travel bags and accessories that would recapture the spirit of adventurous travel".

Jose Urrutia, Founder of La Portegna

"The world breaks everyone, and then some are strong in the broken places.