As a brand new and proud ambassador of O My Bag, Samia is dying to introduce you properly to this wonderful brand. You’ve seen lots flying by already on Instagram but here’s the lowdown!
O My Bag was founded in 2010 by Paulien Wesselink, with a clear goal in mind: Creating beautiful bags that are produced in a fair and sustainable manner. After thorough research an a trip to India she now has a successful business and produces all the O My Bag items in India, through a safer tanning process, a reduced carbon footprint and with leather that is made with respect for the environment. But there’s more! The bags are not only eco friendly, they are also fairly made. By now 783 fair jobs have been provided by O My Bag partner factories in India, in the area of Kolkata. Jobs with fair wages, equal opportunities and a healthy and happy work environment and atmosphere. O My Bag also donates part of its revenue to support local projects in India focusing on women’s empowerment and education.
The O My Bag flagship store is located in De Pijp in Amsterdam. As soon as you set foot in the shop you feel the positive energy. Everyone is nice, helpful and welcoming. There’s a gorgeous bag collection for women as well as for men and there’s tons of other accessories, like the cutest jewelry box, tiny cable holders (the “Cord Taco” – an excellent tiny gift tip!), toiletry bags, wallets, even leather straps. We loved to see the “pre-loved library” in an angle of the store, where you can see how beautifully the bags age and also purchase pre-loved items. There’s a second store also in Hague and on omybag.nl you can shop from the comfort of your home, although the store actually feels like home.
These bags are made with Love, and we won’t ever again do without them.
Go visit O My Bag in one of the two stores https://omybag.nl/stores/our-stores !