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Maggie May Messenger

What Daisy Did Messenger Bag.

Each bag is unique and colours will differ, this is because of the availability of the recycled leather. Every bag is beautiful and made to a very high standard whatever the colour combinations.

If you would like to have a look at the colour combinations we have in stock please email us and ask for photos before purchasing, or we can send you a lovely surprise.

What Daisy Did bags work alongside two brothers in India called Pinu and Manish who they visit every year.  Pinu and Manish share responsibility such as sourcing materials, distributing the work between the communities, paying tailors and managing production.

The Carnival Collection is made from recycled leather and cotton that has been wasted by factories within a 140km radius of where the bags are made. If not collected, this leather could otherwise end up in landfill. The brothers travel around making arrangements with the owners, offering to pay for the wasted scraps and end of roll material.

What Daisy Did have 60 families (just over 100 tailors) producing the bags for them. They live in small communities within a 60km radius of the brother’s home. Many of the tailors are ex shoe makers that lost their jobs in the trade shift to China. All tailors are paid a fair commission, with living wage realistically achievable within normal working hours, they work from home and have complete working flexibility. Flexible work is great for them as it means they can work around other commitments such as university or parenting.

The machinery, tools and electricity (when used) is all supplied to them by Pinu and Manish.

Choto is the master tailor for this operation, he trains fellow tailors, creates templates and turns designs into reality.

What Daisy Did try to use every scrap of leather and any leftovers are sold on to a small jewellery making company to minimise waste.


  • Magnetic fastening to main compartment
  • One inner zip pocket
  • Three inner compartments (2 divisions)
  • Black inner lining
  • Adjustable removable strap
  • By threading the strap through the carry handle, this bag can also be worn as a backpack.

Price: £42.00

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Gift wrapping available on this product

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This product is available for gift wrapping and will be delivered in an Eden Project jute bag
with a tag.

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