About O My Bag
O My Bag burst into life when Amsterdam based designer Paulien Wesselink couldn’t find the classic vintage schoolbag she’d been looking for and so set out to create it herself. With the conviction that high style doesn’t have to come at the expense of cheap labor, Paulien hopped on a plane to India to find the right tannery and manufacturers to produce O My Bags. The result? Classic, vintage-inspired bags and accessories made from a selection of eco-leathers, super-soft naked leathers and canvas.
Every O My Bag is handcrafted by a select group of producers in Kolkata, India, in the safe and positive atmosphere of Fair Trade, where fair wages and benefits are paid, women are empowered and training and education is offered. These bags that don’t just look gorgeous, but are good for people and planet too!
Eco-leather is unique kind of leather that is tanned without harmful chemicals using skins from local Indian cows, which all adds up to a cleaner, safer tanning process with a reduced carbon footprint.
We, at O My Bag make great bags that will not only make you happy, but also the world around you. The choices you make as a shopper are part of the global solution to issues like poverty, education and global warming. We aim to harness the power of business to create social change. People can live better lives when they are given an equal access to the global marketplace. A bag that makes the world a little better. Is that possible? We believe it is.
Time to ‘Suit Up!’ – Spring/summer collection:
For the first time, O My Bag has designed a collection with specifically men in mind. Until now we had the Dirty Harry and the June Backpack, but we added some items for all of the Harvey Specters out there. The Suit Up collection, inspired by the USA network’s hit drama “Suits”, includes a laptop bag, a wash bag and a handy pencil case, for those stylish professionals. This collection differentiates itself from the signature collection because of our new Eco-Classic Vintage leather. It is the same eco-leather that you are used to from us, but with its’ glossier finish, we’ve stepped out with a more sophisticated look.
We’ve produced these items in Eco-Black, but also Eco-Camel, which is suitable for the businessmen or women who like a chic look with a casual edge. Besides the products listed above, we also developed matching laptop and iPad sleeves in Eco-Classic Vintage.
Last year we had the June Backpack, but this year we have Mau’s Backpack. It will be available in three colors: black, green and mustard yellow, all with leather accents. All items are available from March 2015.
IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT MAKE LIFE GRAND
First we had the Betsy Petit, after that came the Betsy and now we redesigned her once again. She’s slightly larger on the inside, and finally comes fitted with an adjustable shoulder strap! The Betsy is available in January 2015 in Eco-Dark Brown and Eco-Camel.
We also want to welcome the Ally Bag to our collection of small bags. We felt that there was a need for more smaller bags on our roster, especially for the ladies who only want to carry what’s necessary. Ally is a chic, minimalist cross-body bag available in two colors and two sizes; there is sure to be an option for everyone!
And we cannot forget about The Donna! This gorgeous, and roomy bucket bag is a great asset for all of the fashionistas out there! It will be available in March as well, in the beautiful Eco-Classic Vintage leather.
For more info visit www.omybag.nl