From trash to treasure - okay, a place to hold your treasure? Super cute purse is made from recycled inner tubes and is perfect for an evening out! Small, stylish and practical 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 “no kill” leather toggle and loop. We have brought this bag back, it is one of our original rubber tire bags and believe people will still love this style. 7X7X5.
Fair Trade and Handcrafted in Nepal.
These bags are hand crafted from tire inner tubes, because of this no two are alike, there will be slight variations and may even have some imperfections - it is part of the charm of upcycling!
Also please note: these are black rubber, they can heat up so care must be used, do not leave in the heat or sun.
Fair Trade Artisans: Nepal
Recycled Tire Production
The common disposal method of tires in Nepal is burning them. In response to black billowing clouds of smoke, one of Ganesh Himal Trading’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 40 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! This is sourcing raw materials at its finest!
Recycled Tire Artisan Group
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.