Mau's backpack of O My Bag is a true his and hers organic backpack. The outside is made of waxed canvas and the straps are eco leather fastenings. With 30 x 16 x 43 cm it's a perfect fit for a 15'' laptop and other day-to-day needs.
The shoulder straps are padded for a comfortable use of heavier loads. The backpack has extra interior and exterior storage pockets to make it easier for you to find the smaller objects. The olive green color is gives the bag an effortless and rugged look.
Made from a unique kind of eco-leather, an O My Bag is a leather bag that you can flaunt without guilt. With a cleaner and safer tanning process, a reduced carbon footprint and the use of leather that is made with respect for the environment this might just be the coolest bag out there!
It is also a bag that gives people the chance for a better life: In the area of Kolkata, India, every O My Bag is created with love in the safe & positive atmosphere of fair trade and aspiring fair trade production facilities, where fair wages and benefits are paid, education and training is offered, and women and minorities are given equal opportunities to work.
One would say that leather bags and sustainable fashion can’t go hand-in-hand. The truth is there is a bit of a love/hate relationship between the two. Although leather by itself is a beautiful material and sustainable in the sense that it’s strong and contemporary, unfortunately the conventional leather industry is far from eco-, people- and animal friendly.
But the good news is that there is a constant development going on in making sure that fashion items made of leather become healthier for people and the planet. At Charlie+Mary we use the term ‘eco-leather’ for leather that has been treated without the use of harmful chemicals like chromium IV, PCP and AZO dyes. Instead the leather is organically tanned. This adds to a cleaner and safer tanning process and reduces the carbon footprint of this material.
What makes organic cotton a better choice than conventional cotton? First of all, organic cotton doesn’t need chemical fertilizers and less water to grow. Secondly, when cotton is organically grown the land stays fertile for a much longer period of time than when conventional cotton is grown on that same field. Growing organic cotton has a positive effect on the lives, health and incomes of the farmers. And organic cotton is healthier for the wearer!