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Sarah Giblin
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I'm a UK startup who has created a rucksack for information security + peace of mind. For the city commuter, dweller + traveller: RiutBag. It's a backwards rucksack with no outer zips for safe, calm city travel. Share if you think it's a good idea! Shipping May 2015.
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+Sheen Hunter Woah! That's quite a user challenge! I'll have to do plenty of research before attempting that. Keep in touch + we'll see what's possible. Thanks for being an early adopter of the RiutBag c:
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Hi, I'm Sarah. I created a new kind of rucksack to give London's commuters peace of mind. It was successfully funded on Kickstarter in November 2014 and now it's available to order :) Have a look and share it if you think it's a good idea! RiutBag by Riut #ipredictariut  
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Hey Peter, just having a read to see what the internets thinks of the RiutBag and came across your blog C: I seriously can't wait to get your RiutBag to you! The May ones are dispatching in May as planned and should be with you before the end of May. I'll be thrilled to hear what you think when it arrives. I hope you're well! Sarah, RiutBag creator

p.s. just made my new site live www.riut.co.uk. Your opinion would be great to hear in case you have a moment to check it out 
I am a bag addict enthusiast. However absurd this may sound, I love looking at schoolbags, travel bags and laptop bags. There are always new and better ones available in the market and what attracts me is how they are designe...
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Five reasons I turned down Dragon's Den (UK Shark Tank)

www.riut.co.uk The rucksack revolution will not be televised. To the disappointment of some, and support of others, I’ve decided not to go on Dragon’s Den. Whilst it could have been fun for you all to laugh at me as I stumble over the dreaded figures,…
www.riut.co.uk The rucksack revolution will not be televised. To the disappointment of some, and support of others, I've decided not to go on Dragon's Den. Whilst it could have been fun for you all...
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Meet the last one to not get a promotion on Dragons Den, the Hornit, they have gone on to make loads of sales! http://harlowcyclingpagegroup.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/hornit-horn-review.html
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Airport security takes a closer look at the RiutBag... first ever RiutBag story!

Sign up at http://www.riut.co.uk to get your hands on one of the final Kickstarter RiutBags! £70 to order this March, arrival by post in May 2015. International shipping outside the UK costs extra. http://www.riut.co.uk @_riut One of the RiutBag’s…
Sign up at www.riut.co.uk to get your hands on one of the final Kickstarter RiutBags! £70 to order this March, arrival by post in May 2015. International shipping outside the UK costs extra. www.ri...
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Introducing RiutBag's hidden ticket pockets for commuters
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Please share and blog about this if you think it's a good idea. Hi bloggers, here's an idea: all urban rucksacks are the wrong way round. What? Yup. See why in this video. So this time last year I turned the rucksack around. After a successful Kickstarter campaign I'm now launching this startup online for commuters to travel with total peace of mind. #ipredictariut  
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Riut's blog has a new home! www.riut.co.uk/blog

www.riut.co.uk Dear internet, Here’s a big thank you to all the backers, bloggers, commenters and supporters who have read, given advice and shared what I’ve been up to. After the most challenging and yet awesome year of my life, I’m saying good bye to my…
www.riut.co.uk Dear internet, Here's a big thank you to all the backers, bloggers, commenters and supporters who have read, given advice and shared what I've been up to. After the most challenging ...
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Two awards, RiutBag?! Gadget Show LIVE British Inventors' Project 2015 + Golden A' Design Award 2015

www.riut.co.uk www.facebook.com/riutbag The amazing RiutBag Kickstarter backers have created more than just the first production run of RiutBags; the RiutBag now has a life of its own, and within just a few short weeks of existing! To be clear, the most…
www.riut.co.uk www.facebook.com/riutbag The amazing RiutBag Kickstarter backers have created more than just the first production run of RiutBags; the RiutBag now has a life of its own, and within j...
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iRisks + production starts again + surveys + exciting news!

Who will win the battle of the freight in April? Apple's watch or the RiutBag? This and more...
Who will win the battle of the freight in April? Apple's watch or the RiutBag? This and more...
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RiutBags meet their backers! + user manual + how did we get here?

February and March backers in the UK only, if your RiutBag hasn’t yet appeared, please contact me. International February and March backers, your RiutBags are in the post and will arrive in the next week or 10 days. Please let me know when they arrive!…
February and March backers in the UK only, if your RiutBag hasn't yet appeared, please contact me. International February and March backers, your RiutBags are in the post and will arrive in the nex...
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RiutBag has all its zips at the back so when you're wearing it, no one can access your things better than you.
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  • Riut
    Owner, 2014 - present
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Berlin, Germany - Paris, France - Beijing, China
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@_riut startup, maker, designer, extrovert
Introduction
I’m Sarah Giblin, the founder of Riut. Riut is a product design philosophy. It stands for Revolution in user thinking. 

The first Riut design is the RiutBag. It is an urban rucksack designed for commuters and city travellers.

We're in the middle of prototyping the RiutBag and preparing for autumn 2014 online product launch via Kickstarter. Keep an eye out on my blog http://riutbag.wordpress.com/

Focus: textiles, manufacturing, prototyping, zips, start up, entrepreneurism, British made, design, ideas, users, simplification, revolution, 3D printing, smart materials, 4D printing, Kickstarter

Previous: classical singer, PR and communications, journalist, publicist, silversmith assistant, law graduate
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  • University of Manchester
    Politics and economics, 2003 - 2007
  • Kendrick School, Reading
    1996 - 2003
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