Who Are MYoMY?
MYoMY is a Dutch sustainable leather bag brand. Their designs are elegant, minimal, and timeless with a contemporary twist, like geometric shapes and embossed textures. MYoMY often add subtly playful details to their bags, such as the zig-zag edge of their ‘My Paper Bag’ collection, a sophisticated leather upgrade of the traditional brown paper bag.
The leather bags for women are also renowned for their lasting quality and innovative materials, which we’ll explore further below. MYoMY’s in-house team loves collaborating with external designers to ensure they’re always coming up with fresh ideas and materials for their designs.
MYoMY consider themselves a social enterprise rather than just a fashion or accessories brand. They are dedicated to working with fair trade entrepreneurs and production partners that share their goal of being trailblazers within the fashion industry. MYoMY pride themselves on the long-term relationships that they build with their partners, as well as the fair trade job opportunities they create for their employees. All MYoMY partners and employees are paid fair wages, ensured safe working conditions, and are continually given access to training and personal development. The brand is a certified Bcorp-company, which means they meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance.
All of MYoMY’s products are made with carefully selected eco-friendly materials, including Leather Working Group (LGW) certified leather and 100% recycled canvas linings in collaboration with Waste2Wear. This means that MYoMY leather is created using the best environmental practices within the industry, while their linings save plastic bottles from landfills. MYoMY are constantly searching for ways to contribute to a circular fashion cycle, and we’d say they’re doing a pretty great job with their choice of recycled and biodegradable fabrics!
Why Choose Leather?
A leather bag has long been a staple for women who seek both style and practicality. Leather is one of the most durable natural fabrics on the market, and it’s one of the few materials that actually looks better with age. A high quality leather bag can maintain a great appearance for decades, making it an excellent choice for anyone seeking a bag that will last them a lifetime. Leather has been used to craft high quality clothing and accessories for centuries, and we believe that it’s a tradition that will continue as the world shifts to more mindful shopping habits.
It's true that leather is somewhat controversial in the sustainable fashion industry due to its animal origin. However, it can definitely be a sustainable material as long as it’s produced in a safe and environmentally-friendly manner. Using leather that is a by-product of the meat industry reduces waste, and avoiding tanning practices with harsh chemicals makes the production kinder on the planet. MYoMY bags are made with chrome-free, vegetable-tanned leather and their waste streams are recycled to avoid polluting local waterways.
Everyday Basics From MYoMY
We’ve carefully selected a small range of MYoMY bags that are perfect for everyday wear. These sustainable leather bags will be enjoyed for a long time to come!
Maybe you're more of a backpack person. The practical and stylish My Paper Bag Backpack will keep the strain off your shoulders while comfortably fitting everything you need while you’re out and about! The long, flat design is perfect for laptops and notepads.
The sleek My Paper Bag Festival crossbody is a compact solution for carrying your essentials. Ideal for those that don’t like to be weighed down by big bags, this small crossbody is perfect for travel, festivals, or short outings.
A special occasion outfit deserves to be completed with an elegant handbag. The Mini Rose Bag will add a sophisticated flair to your look with its rich color, embossed texture, and curved front flap. Be ladylike and carry this bag by the top handle, or add a contemporary touch by carrying it as a crossbody with its hidden adjustable strap.
The MY PAPER BAG mini crossbody will be your next favorite everyday bag. It’s the perfect size for daily essentials such as your phone, keys, wallet, plus workplace tools like notepads, tablets, and water bottles. The soft taupe color will look wonderful with multiple different color shades.