O My Bag’s purpose is to produce bags that not only make you look good, but that also make a positive difference in the world. By making well made andeco friendlyleather bags and accessories available to consumers, we provide small communities in India with a sustainable livelihood. We’ve concluded that supporting conscious trade is the best way to alleviate poverty, and it’s what we get up for in the mornings.
We try to have a minimum environmental impact and therefore only use a natural tanning process. Our lovely bags are made from luxurious, vegetable-tanned leather. Our leathers are tanned without the use of harmful chemicals like chromium. This makes our leather biodegradable. Our leather will age beautifully over time the more you use it. It deepens in color, gets softer, and develops a nice sheen.
We use local cow hides from Kolkata, India and Italy. The hides are a waste product from the meat industry and therefore not raised for the fashion industry. We believe that using vegetable tanned leather is currently the most sustainable option to produce bags that you can use for a lifetime. This is why we do not use any alternative synthetic materials that are called vegan leather alternatives. These alternatives are mostly made from PU, PVC or other composite microfibres, which produce many harmful toxins in the production process and don’t fully biodegrade. Also these alternatives will never last as long or age and develop over time. We make an effort to design timeless pieces that you can carry and cherish for years.