Domesticated Bovine, “DoBo” as we have become known, is a bag company, conceived, designed and hand crafted in Melbourne, Australia. In May 2015 founder/designer/maker Mark Whitaker launched the label with a hand dyed, hand cut, hand stitched suede tote. The current collection is a range of cross body bags, clutch bags, purses and tote bags in super soft leather, suede and wool felt. Each bag still has the essence of the original tote, a pared back simple approach to design and function, raw edged, unlined, and still hand made in our Warrandyte studio. All have the signature hand stitched detailing. The tote is still available in suede using the original hand dyed technique, but just like the company, it has evolved. Mark’s concept puts quality, of both product and design at the top of his list, understanding that a discerning modern consumer isn’t preoccupied with this seasons “it-bag”, but would rather have a bag which not only looks great and feels great, but can be used day to day for years and will gain character, over time, much like a favourite pair of jeans.
Our bags are made from the best leather and suede available. Mark designs and then produces each original pattern and cuts each skin and sews each bag by hand in our Warrandyte studio. Bags are made to order or in small batches of only ever three or four.
Every one of our DoBo bags is made with love and care to a very high standard of finish. We embrace the concept of modern maker and delight in the knowledge that each bag is unique.