Bago, meaning ”spirit of forest” in Far Eastern mythology, is an authentic and exotic fashion accessories label that supports craftmanship and artisans in Philiphines, Mexico, Brazil and Turkey. Bago is founded on the idea of bridging different cultures through the creation of unique accessories that are made with natural materials and indigenous crafts.
Every Bago purchase supports and empowers artisan women.
The bags are made with 100 % natural materials, such as palm tree leaves, banana tree leaves, pineapple leaves and mother-of-pearl. Only organic and non-chemical dyes are used in the coloring processes. Gemstones used on the bags are genuine turquoise, coral, amethyst, obsidian, agate, variscite, quartz, lapis, jade, onyx and pearl. Each category is named on behalf of woman artisans who worked for Bago collections.
About the designer:
Ipek Kocatepe; after completing a Textile Development and Marketing degree at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, interned at Diane Von Furstenberg before moving to Istanbul and working at major fashion brands such as Monsoon-Accessorize, Ralph Lauren and Beymen. Her 5-year experience in fashion combined with her love and curiosity for handicrafts lead her to create this exciting lifestyle brand.