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Where it’s made
We choose to work with naturally tanned leather because it’s safer for people and planet! But what about our canvas products? How eco-friendly are they? We would love to share our story!
Spring weekend trips: they may be short but they could be the escape you so desperately need. Whether you’re jetting off for a weekend to party in Ibiza or heading out for a family trip to the countryside, there’s a lot to be said for the magic of weekend vacation. Finding the perfect travel bag to join you is always tricky - it shouldn't be too big nor should it be too small. Utility is so important, but so is looking stylish when you arrive at your destination. Below, we’ve featured some of our best bags for weekend trips!
Behind the scenes
As an eco-conscious consumer, the question may have crossed your mind: what if it could be not only recycled but… reused? Well, turns out that great minds think alike! Let’s talk about the reusable packaging innovation - RePack!
We celebrate used products and encourage our customers to repair them whenever possible. That's why we came up with a special initiative.
Where it’s made
During this week we want you to stand up against the fast fashion brands that are exploiting labour and natural resources.
Two weeks ago O My Bag’s sales manager Loes went to Japan, to explore this market where people seem to look flawless 24/7 and outfits are always on point. We explored Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka and fell in love with the country big time!
A word from Paulien
Paulien Wesselink, Founder and CEO of O MY BAG answers all your questions.
O My Bag is a company of women; we mainly design for women, we work with women in India and at the office you can find 8 women and one man. Today we’re celebrating women in business by shining the spotlight on 3 special ladies in our lives; Marieke Eyskoot, Swapna Das and Ipshita Wadhwa.
To the mothers all around the world, we're putting in the spotlight some of our mothers of the O My Bag Team!
Where it’s made
On this post we talk a bit about the day we visited the Brickfield Schools, a social project that we support in India, that provides school lessons to children of migrant workers on the Brickfields (steenfabrieken). Keep reading to see how they liked our gifts!
Bengali food cooking class with the lovely Rajashi Gupta. Are you curious to hear and see what we’ve learned and cooked? Keep following the O My Bag blog to find out photos and recipes on there soon!
Where it’s made
A visit to EMA -one of our first partner producers- and a talk with Swapna, the head of EMA on day 3 and a guided visit to Springfield with mister Misra on day 4 to discuss some samples.
Behind the scenes
As a brand we find it important to give back and support local projects in the area which we operate. Thanks to our growth, this was the first time we were able to make such a big donation of 3000 backpacks! We know that giving in developing countries can be a controversial subject and we are happy to generally support a trade vs. aid philosophy. However, after visiting the project and carefully assessing the partnership, we decided to do it.
Where it’s made
An inside overview of our production trip to India, written by Jessica and Indra. From samples and producers visits to cooking classes and Chinese New Year, come with us in a trip to this amazing country and understand a bit better the sources of our beautiful bags!
A word from Paulien

Paulien with her mom and dad, brother Maurits and sister Emilie during the 5 year anniversary of O My Bag in July 2016. Despite O My Bag’s success, 2017 was a challenging year for me. Late 2016 my mother was unexpectedly diagnosed with an advanced form of kidney cancer. The prognosis was bad and the diagnosis sudden. My mother was only 61, she had an active lifestyle and was passionately working at her own pharmacy, as she had been for the past 31 years. She was the heart of our family of 4 children, her illness was devastating for us....

WE ARE REALLY PROUD TO ANNOUNCE… It took many viewings, a few disappointments, a few dodged bullets and a couple of years, but we are so pleased to announce the opening of...
Tea time! We love Chai. You know, that spicy and fragrant milky tea drunk across most of India and much of east Africa? Everybody at The Loyal Workshop (they make our beautiful luggage tags) knows that Kakali’s Chai is the best!
Day focus
Many terrible incidents have occurred in the fashion industry in recent years. One of these incidents was the collapse of the Rana Plaza Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh. On 24 April 2013 an eight-story garment factory collapsed in the capital of Bangladesh. The incident killed 1,133 people and over 2,500 people were injured.