The Art of Leather Work & Tanning

All of our leather & hemp/leather bags are made from cows who have died a natural death.  By making our products with no-kill leather, Ganesh Himal Trading supports the cultural traditions of the majority of the Nepali population who believe cows are sacred.

The production of this leather is also environmentally friendly. The hide is tanned using a non-toxic & chemical free process, which is good for the earth and healthy for our producer partners.

The producers of these leather products are all very low caste, marginalized workers.  Ganesh Himal Trading works specifically with them to bring them economic income to help raise their status and break through the caste barriers!

Learn More about Sadle Trading

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 its 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.

A few of our Leather Products