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Ora Bags are made from high quality leather hides, ranging in finish and hand, from supple pebbly black upholstery weight hides, to specialized oil-tanned heavey weight hides. All hardware and trim are industrial quality. All Ora products are hand made one by one by Randi Obenauer
Randi shares an equal love for the design process and the role of the maker. With each Ora piece, she does her best to blend function and aesthetic. Drawing from her diverse background of craft skills, she aims for quality and durability every time. More than anything else, the medium of leather inspires Randi’s design process, in addition to vintage inspirations, and the influences of her life long associations with the equestrian world.
Randi’s diverse educational background includes a Diploma in Fine Arts from TRU in Kamloops, an Advanced Textile Arts Certificate from Capilano University in North Vancouver, trade certification in Automotive Upholstery and Industrial Sewing from Kwantlen College, and she graduated from Helen Lefeaux School of Fashion Design in 2007 as the Overall Achievement Golden Bobbin Award Winner.
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frequently asked questions
how do I care for my ORA product? my personal philosophy with leather is to wear it, use it, enjoy it, and embrace the changes that that come with age! Leather is tough, durable, and part of its beauty is the way that it ages. If you would prefer to ‘protect’ your leather bag, visit your favourite cobbler shop and ask them to request a product that is less harmful to the environment, and to your skin.
warranties? I wil honour warranties on any defects in my craftswomanship, in the first month after purchase, and I reserve the right to determine defects versus regular wear and tear. Please email photos of any issue to firstname.lastname@example.org
repairs? did you do some damage to your beloved bag? it happens! I can help with repairs for a nominal fee, email me some photos and we can figure out a solution. Otherwise, take it to your favourite cobbler shop and see if they can help!
returns? if you weren’t quite ready to invest in your dream bag, and you really need a refund, I will honour refunds within 24 hours of purchase, minus the fees I will lose to paypal, thank you for understanding. Otherwise, once I ship the product, all sales are final – again, thank you for understanding, as I personally hand make each bag as it is ordered.
custom? I LOVE custom orders! Do you want a classic Sadie bag with extra long tassels AND a quilted bottom AND a patch inside with your initials…just email me! I can quote you for extra details. And I LOVE doing custom one-off designs, send me your ideas and I will do a sketch for you of my interpretation from my artistic perspective.