Trash to treasure! Use this bag for gear, toiletries or as a small purse! This bag is completely lined with cotton and has handy inner pockets. Made of recycled rubber tires this will last for years and take the wear and tear!
NOTE: Because these products are made from real used tires that have been recycled, they are each unique and may have imperfections.
**These can get hot if let in the sun**
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!
Ganesh Himal Trading’s recycled rubber tire bags are 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.
Learn more about Ganesh Himal Trading's Non-Profit, Conscious Connections Foundation: https://ganeshhimaltrading.com/theconsciousconnectionsfoundation/
Made in Nepal