Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week
This week is Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week! We saw this as the perfect opportunity to share a video about our brand philosophy. Sustainability is at the core of everything we do. By sharing our production process we hope to bring more transparency to the industry.
Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week 2018
The primary goal of this event is to give young sustainable designers the opportunity to share their ideas and inspire the fashion-conscious, and sustainable-minded, alike. At O My Bag we believe sustainable fashion is the future, and we’re proud to be a part of that movement! We believe that supporting conscious trade can help bring a positive change in the world. We do this by connecting producers in small communities to the global market and creating fairly paid job opportunities. Want to know more? In this blog we’ll tell you all about our goals, the materials we use and what we do to give back.
Our Company Goals
- Support small communities in India through trade.
- Support women empowerment
- Use eco friendly leather and recycle or reuse wherever possible
We try to have a minimal environmental impact by using eco-friendly leathers. Our lovely bags are made from vegetable-tanned leathers that are made without the use of harmful chemicals like chromium. Your leather bag will age beautifully over time. It will deepen in color and get softer. We also have a secondhand bag programme which allows customers to give their bags a second life and trade them for discounts or other used bags
Every year we select a few projects we support. In 2017 we donated 3,000 school bags to The Brickfield Schools Project which is an organization that provides school lessons to children of workers in Indian Brickfields. We also invest in The Envira Amazonia Project to compensate for our CO2 emissions. This organization provides local communities with benefits from agricultural training and new employment opportunities.
Our Canvas Collection and dust bags are made from GOTS certificated cotton. This cotton is organic and grown without any harmful pesticides or fertilizers, to preserve soil health. No heavy chemicals are used during the dyeing process. The GOTS certification also guarantees fair trade conditions. All employees work in a safe and healthy environment and they earn living wages. Want to know more about our cotton? Check our blog.
The O My Bag team.
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