Improving the environment in Bangladesh
Legame’s leather products are made in Bangladesh. For religious reasons, beef consumption is very high in Bangladesh and the leftover cowhides are simply discarded, leading to river and air pollution. This project was launched to create products using these cowhides, developing sales channels in order to increase the use of hides and help improve the environment.
In September, project members traveled to Bangladesh and visited the factory that makes the leather products. They observed the process in which items are carefully made by hand and saw the huge volume of cowhides that were being discarded before the project began. Project members renewed their belief that they could help improve the environment by selling these products.