Small recycled rubber shoulder bag with zig-zag stitch detail and leather tab. 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!
- Magnetic closure on flap, adjustable nylon strap, cotton lined with three credit card slots, divider and zip pocket.
- Measures 6″ wide X 8″ tall X 2″ deep.
- 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 Traders, was asked by the project manager of SIRC to train 5 of their patients to sew these bags so that they could create a livelihood for themselves and their families. This money helps them to be self-sufficient and gain skills for their future. Each brass buckle is hand made by Sundar Lama, a spinal injury victim trained by the Sadle Traders sister company Asal-General Udyog. Sadle Traders is happy to be a part of this team to rehabilitate spinal injury victims and Ganesh Himal Trading is proud to stand beside them and purchase their products. We all appreciate your purchase of these recycled rubber tire bags and your support of this endeavor.