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, O my bag provide small communities in India with a sustainable livelihood. They have concluded that supporting conscious trade is the best way to alleviate poverty.
O my bag is trying to have a minimum environmental impact and therefore only use a natural tanning process. The lovely bags are made from luxurious, vegetable-tanned leather. The leathers are tanned without the use of harmful chemicals like chromium. This makes the leather biodegradable. The leather will age beautifully over time the more you use it. It deepens in color, gets softer, and develops a nice sheen.
Only local cow hides from Kolkata, India and Italy are used. The hides are a waste product from the meat industry and therefore not raised for the fashion industry. Using vegetable tanned leather is currently the most sustainable option to produce bags that you can use for a lifetime. This is why no alternative synthetic materials that are called vegan leather alternatives are used in the process. 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. O my bag makes an effort to design timeless pieces that you can carry and cherish for years.