about ora

general inquiries, wholesale & marketing, please email info@oraleathergoods.com

Ora was born under the sign of Sagittarius, December 2006. Function and aesthetic have been married within this brand ever since. Randi Obenauer loves to celebrate the true beauty of leather through minimal, classic designs that are functional and durable. Made by hand with skill and care to ensure that every Ora object is built to last you a lifetime of companionship. The Ora classic styles carry over season to season, alongside capsule collections and batches of one of a kind creations.

Randi uses 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.

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, an Advanced Textile Arts Certificate, trade certification in Automotive Upholstery and Industrial Sewing, and she graduated from Helen Lefeaux School of Fashion Design in 2007.

Aro Upholstery is also pioneered by Randi Obenauer aro-upholstery.com

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 info@oraleathergoods.com

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.

shipping: shipping in Canada is via Canada Post: necklaces will often ship via letter mail, bags via Xpedited delivery with $100 insurance and tracking included, with signature on delivery. Shipping to the US is also via Canada Post, $100 insurance and tracking are included, delivery signature is NOT available with the standard shipping option. For more information and/or to request a quote on delivery options, please email info@oraleathergoods.com xo