We Are MANDRN
Meet Kelly Kong, Founder of MANDRN. In 2018, Kelly made the decision to pack her bags, leave her hometown of Vancouver, B.C. behind and head to Bali to pursue a life inspired by freedom. Once in Bali, Kelly realized it was nearly impossible to find a functional yet timeless travel bag that was also made slow to last a lifetime. Empowered by her new community and ever-changing surroundings, she created her first MANDRN prototype, now known as The Remy Bag. From here the dream of hands-free, easy breezy living really started and continues to inspire all parts of the business.
Inspire Your Adventure
MANDRN encourages an easy-living mindset with timeless creations designed for everyone, everywhere, every day. We hope our community is inspired to live a life where they are free to be themselves, and to follow their hearts down whatever path they choose to take.
MANDRN has a special story, named after the Chinese mandarins familiar to Kelly's upbringing. During the holidays it was always a tradition to look for mandarin oranges inside her Christmas stockings and get excited for their sweet smell and delicious taste. MANDRN represents the beautiful simplicity, lightness and happiness that this sweet citrus memory brings.
We started making the products we wanted to see in the world and did this with an uncompromising approach to people first and slowly made practices that could last a lifetime.
Travel lightly. Move freely. Live intentionally.