Founded in 2016, we are a women-owned, sustainable leather goods manufacturer based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. At Leatherina, we aspire for a better world, together. As a change maker in the leather industry in Bangladesh, every bag is handmade, using sustainable leather and ethically sourced textiles.
With our equitable and majority female workforce, our growth directly contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals 5, 10 and 12 through gender equality and women’s economic empowerment, poverty reduction and reduction of inequality, and responsible consumption and production.
As a member of the World Fair Trade Organization, gender equality, social inclusion, ethical environmental production and climate change mitigation are at the forefront of our mission. With each bag sold, together, we are empowering peaceful progress. This principle is not only evident in our production, but also among our stakeholders and subcontractors. We are firmly committed to a safe and fair manufacturing culture all along our value chain.
At Leatherina, we maintain business-to-business (B2B) partnership opportunities for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), such as our successful cooperation with the Netherlands based MYoMY, corporate sales, or business-to-consumer (B2C) sales via our label, Gootipa.
As a fair-trade bag producer in Bangladesh, and a guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organization, we were born to make an impact. We strive to transform our local community, and the larger leather industry in Bangladesh as a pioneer in sustainability, craftsmanship, up-cycling, effective governance, and empowering women in the workforce. We take pride in the following:
As a guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organization, we adhere to the following WFTO principles:
As a women-owned business and guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organisation, we are a leather industry leader in Bangladesh. Each product created combines an artisan approach to design, handmade and machine craftsmanship, and the utmost focus on quality standards.
We are continually researching techniques to ensure the best results in creating and designing using a diverse spectrum of raw materials. Every piece of material and trim is hand selected to confirm our utmost commitment to quality standard, chic design, and functionality.
Through fair working conditions for employees, and a dedication to the betterment of our community, we are continually upskilling our young artisans ultimately making a positive impact in their lives, and within the industry. Being a change maker in the Bangladeshi leather goods industry is the goal we strive for every day.
Our Ethical Supply Chain is ruled by the following regulations:
Leatherina Ltd was awarded guaranteed membership of the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO) in March 2021. This membership comes as a mark of social and environmental commitments demonstrated and implemented by the company. It has become e...
The international community must confront trade injustice, enforce transparency and accountability in supply chains, and secure climate financing mechanisms, living incomes and wages for the world’s smallholder agricultural producers, art...
The leather industry is the second largest earner of foreign currencies of Bangladesh after RMG. In order to exploit the country’s full potentials in this sector, the Bangladesh Government identified leather as a thrust sector for export....