O My Bag
O My Bag: Fair to wear!
What actually makes a good bag? Is it the contents? The design and colour? Or the materials used in its manufacture? With exactly these questions in mind, founder Paulien Wesselink travelled to India in 2010. There she went in search of suitable leather producers for the production of her handbags. One thing was particularly important to her: she wanted to establish a company that was not only profitable but also gave something back by being based on fair production. All bags are made of eco-leather and can therefore be worn by you without a bad conscience. With the bags from O My Bag you can make a real fair statement: With eco-friendly leather and a reduced CO2 footprint you are not only doing yourself a favour, but also our environment and your fellow human beings.
We look behind the scenes
All bags of the Dutch company are produced under fair and safe production conditions in India. A loving treatment of the workers is the top priority here. The work is valued and discrimination as well as forced and child labour are an absolute No-Go here! At O My Bag, fair wages, fair working hours and offered training opportunities are a matter of course. By cooperating with small production sites, O My Bag enables them to participate in the global market and to grow sustainably.
All bags of the Dutch company are produced with the help of a special eco-leather. The production process is 100% free of harmful chemicals such as chrome and heavy metals. Instead, a particularly environmentally friendly tanning process is used to produce the leather. To ensure the strict requirements of O My Bag, this process is always tested and controlled by independent laboratories. The company won the Sustainable Leather Award 2015 for this special business idea. This award is given in the Netherlands to initiatives that have a positive impact on people, animals and the environment.
Here you will find more than "just" sustainable leather!
Besides the use of environmentally friendly leathers and a thoroughly fair production process, O My Bag has a lot more to offer. All cotton bags as well as fabric bags and linings are made of GOTS certified organic cotton. This certification ensures fair trade conditions along the entire production chain. The company also runs a second-hand program. Anyone who has an old O My Bag handbag at home can bring it back and give it a second life, because someone else will certainly be happy about it. And they put one more thing on top: all packaging is made from recycled materials that come locally from the Netherlands.
As you can see, you can wear your new fairtrade leather handbag without a guilty conscience. We at GREENALITY have put together a finely selected range of bags for you, so that really everyone will get their money's worth. Have a look and convince yourself!