Lat56 launches patented travel luggage after GCU support

LAT56° is launching its technical business travel luggage exclusively at Selfridges in London Oxford Street, Birmingham and Manchester Trafford as well as on its website. The Glasgow-based company is also aiming to launch in the US.lat 56

Glasgow Caledonian University played a crucial role in the patented design. LAT56° did not have the expertise it needed in-house, nor could it manufacture samples. It used the university’s Business Transformation Fund to access expertise and facilities in a ten-day consultancy package.

“We are trained industrial designers, we didn’t have any experience in the world of textile design so we needed to bring in expertise to the table and we found out about the Business Transformation Fund,” said Kevin Fox, LAT56° Co-Founder and Design Director.

LAT56° business travel luggage incorporates a garment chamber that provides full torso protection.

Read our case study about the project, and more about what the Applied Knowledge Exchange can do for businesses.

Read more on Business7 about the company’s plans.

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