We started working with STC in 2015. They were the ones to produce our very first business line: The Suit-Up Collection. Now they are responsible for the production of a big part of our Classic Collection.
It is a smoothly run family business and has 480 employees, 75 of them are women. Ipshita, daughter of one of the founders, stepped into her father’s business around 7 years ago and is now managing the complete bag department.
We have been working with the Equitable Marketing Association (EMA) Factory right from the very beginning! EMA, run by the lovely woman Swapna Das, was established in 1977 and is recognized as a fair trade company by the World Fair Trade Organization. The workers at EMA comprise of artisans, farmers, craftsmen and weavers who enjoy decent living by producing various types of fair-trade products including the O My Bags you know and love. As we are growing and evolving we are delighted to see EMA and all its employees evolve with us!
Springfield Factory has been a partner since 2014 and it has always been a pleasure to work with them. The company was established in 2002 by J.S. Sawhney, who is a real connoisseur, since producing handbags has been a family vocation since 1957! Mr Sawhney always knew that there was a high demand for leather bags, but wanted to focus on not only have astounding quality, but also producing in a clean, organized, and fair manner.
The Loyal Workshop
Since 2015 we are teaming up with the Loyal Workshop. The Loyal Workshop was founded to provide an opportunity for freedom. Modern-day slavery is a phenomenon that we are not prepared to be apathetic about. The founders of the Loyal Workshop believe that another world is possible; a world where sex slavery is relegated to the history books. At the office of O My Bag we totally agree with this!
Every woman who finds freedom through Freeset, not only brings freedom to themselves, but also to their family. They find hope for a brighter future and the means to make it a reality. As the business has grown, a positive community has emerged calling itself the “Freeset family. This family not only supports its own members, but impacts on the wider community. The common understanding is “we’re in this together”.
A look inside
Have a look inside fairtrade producer E.M.A and see how they make an O My Bag laptopsleeve.