PHOTOS BY: SHAHANAH ZAYNAH
Obazzie Classics is a new accessory brand based in Washington DC, specializing in leather satchels which are structured and designed to become a "perfect balance between originality and timelessness". The core idea of Obazzie Classics is not only introduce a new design to the leather good's industry, but also initiate a new culture in products that serve a higher purpose.
Every time a purchase is made within the Obazzie Store, every $50 made will be transformed into providing a bag of supplies for children from grades one to five, who attend elementary schools in the West African region. Obazzie Classics is currently paired with two elementary schools, aiming to provide a better learning environment, and educational experience.
The Obazzie Classics bags follow a form vs. function principle when it comes to structuring the bag, and structuring the bag to the beholder. The Obazzie Classic team hopes to implement greater customization ability when purchasing a satchel. From being able to choose the colour of the leather finish, the type of lock clip and also re-shaping the flaps of the bag, to truly connect with the consumer.
The Obazzie bags end goal, is to allow the bag to age with the beholder of the bag. Not only is the connection with bag important for the customers of the Obazzie Classics, but it also represents the connection and growth the owner of the bag, created for a child in a different part of the world. It simply represents a story, for both the bag owner and a child, but also represents a physical representation of a new movement; a new culture Obazzie has created.
TRAVELING: You can gain more motivation by leaving home. Experiencing different cultures, discovering new faces, allows for you to create more stories, gain more knowledge, which truly inspires new ideas.
KNOWING WHERE YOU COME FROM: In particular, Obazzie Classics core, comes from an inspired, personal experience and triumph. Knowing where your roots are, where you have come from, and what defines family, allows you to feel more inspired, but more passionate.
"WHAT'S NEXT?" MENTALITY: Always ask yourself, "what's next"? Continue to think and process potential in yourself, and your potential to create.