It seems like I am on the eternal hunt for the perfect every day bag. I always seem to carry a lot around with me as I am shooting from one place to another and out the house for long days which means needing a good sturdy practical bag to take on my adventures. The problem with buying bags from the average high street retailer is even when spending around £50 the bag will ultimately not last that long. That's because a lot of high street store have to compromise to bring us quality which I learnt when I came across Mahi Leather.
Mahi are a brand that scream adventure and fun to me bringing together practical and stylish designs that I would definitely proud to rock everywhere I go. Mahi are an ethical brand who want to bring creators and customers together making sure that both parties get the best possible deal. With cutting out a middle sales person they are able to save so much on waste. All bags are made for the client from scratch meaning the leather used is only what is needed and waste is cut down dramatically, The cutting of waste saves money which then allows the quality to be increased. To me ethics of a company are very important and sometimes its so hard to find a designer quality item with a reasonable price tag and ethical standards, Also helping support the creator to get more money for their designs and craftsmanship is priceless.
I was even more impressed when I found out that for every bag sold $1.50 is given to FRANK water charity. So if you needed that little extra push in purchasing one of their amazing bags it helps an awesome cause and that is pretty rad in my books.They give heaps of information on the website about how the money helps the charity. I mean just imagine not even having clean water to drink and in exchange for helping the charity with your purchase you get a bag which will last you. The name for the company Mahi even comes from the name of the Mahi river. A lot of thought goes into this company and a lot of care and I can only imagine this is also transported into the actual product itself. Something that companies who mass produce products do not provide.
The time and dedication going into bags means that some little personal touches can also go into the design when it is being made. One of the ways they do this is even adding initials onto the bag where you can not only choose what you have but you can even choose the colour of the stitching for the initials. This is a handy feature to have on a bag if you are in school or travel a lot because then it will make your bag stand out that little bit more and be easy to spot amongst the sea of boring bags. The bags they have on offer are far from boring. There are a range of holdall and satchel type bags and even make up and wash bags. My Favourite is the Harvard satchel with a front pocket and classic fastening it really is a timeless piece.
While you're browsing the bags make sure to take a peak at Mahi's Instagram it is full of beautiful adventurous pictures that will fill you with inspiration to pack up their bags with essentials and hit the road to discover new places and begin your journey.
Will you join the adventure?