Ms. Bay Happy Hipster black
Our popular Mini Moon got an upgrade with this new strap! It can now be worn as a hip- or chest bag. With front and back in our signature stylish recycled salmon leather it’s the perfect companion on a night out. It fits your essentials such as your phone, keys and a cardholder while you keep your hands free. Trimming and strap in Italian vegetable-tanned leather.
- Recycled salmon leather
- Vegetable-tanned leather
- Metal gold zipper
- Dustbag included
- Made Fair-trade in Calcutta, India
- 18 x 11 x 5 cm
- 45 cm strap drop (longest position)
- 31 cm strap drop (shortest position)
Ms. Bay is not your average luxury handbag brand. Ms. Bay was founded by Saskia Aelen and Lawrence Dedroog in Antwerp. Salmon leather is the main material of the collection. Salmon skins are a waste product from the fishing industry. Currently only 1% of all fish skins are recycled. Fish leather is a rescued material that has qualities similar to those of regular leather but can be processed in a more environmental-friendly way. Its strength makes for durable products. Together with a timeless design, fish leather is a future-proof material.
The fish skins are upcycled into leather by an environmental friendly tannery. Usually tanning leather demands a large quantity of warm water. The tannery makes use of geothermal water, water that is heated by the earth's energy. All other energy required is hydropower.
Ms. Bay produces in Kolkata, India. The brand only collaborates with factories that are in line with their vision and values. All of the factories they work with, are SA8000 standard certified. This means that they qualify for fair trade standards what comes to child labour, health and safety and for example discrimination.
To limit the waste and increase the use of recycled materials, Ms. Bay never discards the remnants of the leather. Instead, they reuse them to make some of some smaller items.
Reusable packaging, yes!
We use RePack reusable packaging, to send as ecologically as possible. The RePack is reusable packaging, which you can return in any post box in the world. Less waste, in practise almost no packaging waste as the rest of the packaging materials is also recycled, except for the tape.
As the shipping costs of RePack - to send it for reuse are still a bit higher, under a certain amount a packaging deposit will be charged. In any case, you will receive a 10% gift voucher after you return the RePack packaging (free of charge) for your next purchase, which you can also use in several other ecological web stores. This is a win-win situation for you and the environment. Read more about RePack here.
Shipping is free to Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg, Germany, France and the UK when the order is over 149 euros. Over 99 euros, you will only be charged a RePack deposit fee of 3.5 euros. Under 99 euros, you will be charged as follows:
- in Belgium: 3.99 euros shipping + the RePack deposit fee of 3.5 euros, making 7.49 euros
- in the Netherlands, Germany and Luxemburg: 6 euros shipping + the RePack deposit fee of 3.5 euros, making 9.50 euros.
- in France and the UK: 8 euros shipping + the RePack deposit fee of 3.5 euros, making 11.50 euros.
For other countries within the rest of Europe and the USA, the shipping rates are generally 12-20 euros + RePack deposit, depending on the area. Above 149 or 199 euros, depending on the area, shipping is free.
We do ship all over the world. RePack packaging can be returned from all ovr the world. Feel free to contact us for the shipping rates to your country.
Gift vouchers are delivered always for free. Pick up at the shop is also free.
How quick do you deliver?
In Belgium delivery times are normally 1 to 2 working days. International orders will take a bit more time, normally 5 days in EU. For express delivery, please contact us beforehand about express delivery shipping rates.
If a product is marked out of stock and you would like to know when it will become available again, do contact us.
Can I return an order?
If you are unhappy with the product you ordered, you can of course return it. For all return/exchange requests, just contact us within 14 days of receiving your order via firstname.lastname@example.org or +32(0)486341255. No refunds or exchanges will be given for packages returned without prior communication.
Of course, returns and exchanges are only accepted when the product and the packaging is sent back in its original state. Please note that you are responsible for the product until it reaches us, therefore we advise to use an assured delivery (signature will be asked at delivery). All shipping costs for the returns and exchange are to be paid by the customer and will not be refunded.
Items on sale cannot be returned or exchanged.