Trash to gold! This cute purse made from recycled inner tubes is a perfect bag for all of your needs. Stylish and practical, it has a long adjustable web strap and is completely lined with cotton. Three credit card slots, an inner zip pocket and a divider are sewn inside. The purse has a flap that closes with a magnetic snap. No kill leather stitching & patches add a cool accent. *NOTE: Because these products are made from real used tires that have been recycled, they are each unique and may have imperfections.
The common disposal method of tires in Nepal is burning. In response to black billowing clouds of smoke, one of Ganesh Himal’s producer groups offered to purchase numerous tires in hopes of improving air quality. From these tires came the first of Ganesh Himal Trading’s tire bags which today has developed into over 30 products! The bags have become SO popular that the gentleman responsible for burning the tires now has a full-time job searching the Kathmandu valley for MORE tires. Unlike scrap rubber from factories, our rubber has seen many miles of Nepali road making each one entirely unique!
Recycled rubber crossbody bag w/ flap, magnetic closure & leather detail, cotton lining
Measures 11″L x 10.5″ H x 2″ W
Handmade and Fair Trade from Nepal
Located in Bhaktapur, Sadle creates environmentally sustainable products from materials such as hemp, no kill leather and recycled rubber inner tubes. It was founded in 1984 and currently works with 30 jewelers and tailors. Sadle is the oldest and largest exporter in Nepal and works to source all of it’s raw materials from Nepal, which in turn, supports the local economy. This producer group is very committed to breaking down caste barriers and religious differences between employees, so that everyone is treated equally, the working environment is harmonious, and every individual is well paid.
Ganesh Himal Trading’s recycled rubber tire bags are now hand stitched by paraplegics who have suffered spinal injury and are being rehabilitated at the SIRC hospital in Banepa, Nepal. In February of 2014, Ganesh Himal Trading’s producer partner, Sadle