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Are you looking for a practical bag with a minimalist design, a unique handmade bag that fits you perfectly and makes all other bags irrelevant? Then you have come to the right place. All Monsak bags are made of rescued leather and therefore have a sustainable character. The brand offers various models: from large backpacks and shoulder bags to shoppers and smaller crossbody bags. So there is something for everyone!

Feel like getting creative yourself? Make your own dream bag during a workshop at Monsak in Amsterdam!

From an early age founder Margriet Meijer saw how her mother ran a sewing school and her father put everything together himself. It was not long before she got behind the sewing machine herself and started experimenting. Margriet had always been interested in bags but couldn't find the perfect one. So she made one herself with her mother's leather machine. Her interest in the product and materials continued to grow. In 2012 Margriet started her own business: Monsak.

Ethical

All Monsak bags are made under good working conditions in the studio in Amsterdam-West. Do you have specific wishes? At Monsak you can also get a custom-made bag according to your design. If you would like to make a unique leather bag yourself, you can also attend a Monsak workshop! Here you will learn all the tricks and proudly walk out of the atelier with a bag you made yourself!

Materials & Circular Economy

All Monsak bags are made of rescued leather. This is leather that is rejected by very strict rules at large fashion houses. Monsak rescues the leather, cuts away the damage (such as insect bites or bumps) and transforms it into beautiful handbags.

By cleverly cutting out the patterns, Monsak also minimizes further waste of the leather. Even the smallest pieces of leather are used for pockets or for the pullers on the bags' zippers.

The Monsak bags are made of real leather and are therefore not vegan. However, no new leather is made for Monsak. Leather is also a sturdy material, so it lasts a long time.

Thanks to the upcycling of the rejected skins and their repair service, Monsak also fits perfectly within the circular economy! Monsak offers a lifetime warranty. Is your bag broken? Then you can have it repaired (usually free of charge) in the monsak atelier.

Diervriendelijkheid en circulaire economie


The Monsak bags are made of real leather and therefore not vegan. However, no new leather is made for Monsak. Leather is also a sturdy material, so it lasts a long time.

Thanks to the upcycling of the rejected skins and their repair service, Monsak also fits perfectly within the circular economy! Monsak offers a lifetime guarantee. Is your bag broken? Then you can have it repaired (usually free of charge) in the monsak workshop.

Slow Fashion

The Monsak bags have a minimalistic, timeless design. This allows the bags to last for years and makes them a loyal partner that you can carry day in and day out. Also discover the maintenance tips on the monsak website to cherish your bag even longer.

Short supply chain

Monsak buys the neglected leather from a Dutch wholesaler. Therefore, the Monsak products do not travel by boat or plane. All online orders are delivered as much as possible by bicycle couriers. For orders outside Amsterdam, Monsak works with an electric delivery van!

Transparency

Margriet is very transparent and loves to tell you about her brand with a lot of passion. She prefers a personal approach and quality over quantity. Find your perfect bag in the flagship store in Amsterdam or discover Monsak online!

The Makers Coach

In addition to Monsak, Margriet started a new challenge last year: she started coaching ambitious makers as The Makers Coach. With 10 years of experience as a maker, Margriet knows all the tricks of the trade. Do you, as a maker, want financial freedom through your product? Book a 1:1 coaching session with The Makers Coach.

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