Brand: O My Bag
Traveling to a far off land? You may want to protect your passport from all the adventures yet to come! The minimal design and sturdy quality makes this passport wallet a great choice for the true adventurer. It is perfect for carrying a few cards and of course, your passport!
Leather: Sourced from Sheong Shi Tannery in Kolkata. O My Bag working closely with the owners to switch all production to eco-leather. SS Tannery provide workers with health insurance, pension funds and support in rent and education. Owners pay for the education of at least one child of each worker, as they believe education is the best tool to eradicate poverty.
Cutting and Sewing: Most of the lines KTO carry are made at EMA and STC Factory. However the Loyal Workshop and Springfield Factory are also used to produce O My Bags.
EMA Fairtrade Factory: Founded in 1977 and is run by Swapna Das. There are 148 emplotyees, with 25% of them women. Factory benefits are health insurance, retirement plans, maternity leave and compensation, they also enjoy a nice big, freshly prepared lunch every day! The 50 people that have to travel longer to get to work and that stay on site are treated to breakfast, dinner and accommodation as well.
STC Factory: A family business with 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.
O My Bag is based in Amsterdam, their purpose is to make a positive difference in the world, fighting poverty and encouraging the empowerment of women.
In 2010, founder Paulien Wesselink travelled to India to visit leather manufacturers, with the purpose of setting up a brand that would give back. They focus on making eco friendly fairly-made bags and accessories in Kolkata, India. They use a cleaner and safer tanning process, a reduced carbon footprint, and leather that is made with respect for the environment. Every O My Bag is created with love in a safe and positive atmosphere: fair wages are paid, benefits are provided for, education and training are offered, and women and minorities are given equal-work opportunities.