ECO & FAIR
We try to have a minimum environmental impact by using eco-friendly leathers. Our products are made from luxurious, vegetable-tanned leathers that are made without the use of harmful chemicals like chromium and have no synthetic top finish. Vegetable tanned leather will not stay flawless and smooth, because no vegetable tanned leather bag is the same. Your leather bag will age beautifully over time. It will deepen in color and get softer.
O My Bag was founded to support people in developing countries by providing fairly paid job opportunities. Creating a positive impact in the world is one of our core values and is rooted in everything we do. We believe that by supporting conscious trade we can contribute to a better world with fairly-paid jobs, safe working environments, equal opportunities and respect for the environment. We only work with producers in with similar principles, all of our factories have SA 8000 certification standards to ensure that all operate under fair conditions.
Second Hand Program
If you have an old O My Bag in your closet that you haven’t used in years, we think it deserves a second life. Instead of getting rid of it during your next closet re-organization, bring it back to us! Let’s save the planet by encouraging slow fashion and reducing landfill. There’s something in it for you too, 20% off your next purchase or an exchange for a vintage bag in our library.
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.
We work with two tanneries, one in Kolkata (India) and one in Tuscany (Italy). The Sheong Shi Tannery in Kolkata has been with us since the very beginning. With their help we were able to co-create high quality eco-friendly leathers and begin to challenge the local leather industry with innovative sustainability measures. Our second tannery is located in Tuscany, Italy. We started working with them in 2016 when we were lacking high quality hides in India which are needed for vegetable-tanned leather. Luckily we found Conceria Nuova Grenoble, who share a passion for vegetable-tanned leather, high production standards and respect for nature.
Our packaging is made from recycled materials and is certified by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The cardboard boxes that carry O My Bag’s safely to our customers’ doorsteps come from local resources in The Netherlands.
In 2018 we started working with RePack, a reusable packaging service that aims to save the world from trash. A simple solution to an ever-growing problem! Customers can choose to have their purchase shipped in a returnable and reusable RePack which can be dropped in a nearby post box after use. As a reward, Repack will send a 10% discount voucher by email for O My Bag and all other brands that use Repack.
With help of our logistics partner we try to control our CO2 emissions. We track our carbon footprint and constantly work to minimize our footprint. Thanks to our great team and their planning, we are able to keep our deliveries frequency low.
To cover our CO2 emissions we purchase carbon offsets. Simply put, we compensate emitted pollution by investing in a project that prevents Amazon rainforest deforestation from original plants and protect biodiversity. The Envira Amazonia Project provides local communities with benefits from agricultural trainings and new employment opportunities. By saving ancient trees that absorb CO2 we try to become carbon neutral. Read more about the Envira Amazonia Project.