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Himalayas All concepts, products, and photographs copyright of The White YakŠ, Kapan, Kathmandu, Nepal Thewhiteyaknepal.com Artisan photography Lightify Creative, lightifycreative.org


The White Yak Kathmandu, Nepal Purchase with a Purpose The White Yak is committed to ethical business practices and empowering the people of the Himalayas by combining traditional textiles with modern designs.


We are a Community-Oriented Enterprise We believe the best way to positively impact the community we live among is through creating a sustainable business model that provides dignified jobs with fair pay, as well as promoting their beautiful culture and stories. Offering opportunities for our employees to develop their skills allows them to showcase the traditions of their people. Our products are derived from two primary sources. The textiles, called “pangden� in the Tibetan languages, are designed and hand-woven by women of each Himalayan ethnic group. Each pangden possesses distinct characteristics to communicate a woman's identity, and often times even her marital status. Every pangden used in our products is directly purchased from the women who have handcrafted them. This relationship allows us personal connections to their respective communities. The leather we use is sourced from a Chinese tannery in Kolkata, India, that specializes in producing vegetable-tanned leather free from chemicals potentially harmful to humans and the environment. Our factory and studio are located in Kathmandu, Nepal. We believe in sustainable fashion where every aspect of our business, materials, and individuals meet ethical standards that benefit families and communities.


Crossbody

Pangden type from left to right, top to bottom: Kyirong Black, Kyirong Green, Lhomi, Mustang, Mustang Wool, Karmarong. Made of eco-friendly, veg-tanned leather (67%) and woolen or synthetic pangden (33%). Antique finish YKK zipper enclosure with 3" leather tassel. Interior lining. Interior zipper pocket and two slip pockets. Body dimensions: 11”H x 14”W x 4” wide base. Strap Dimensions: 45”L x 1”W. Adjusts to 47” L.

Please note: Each bag is handcrafted; leather and pangden pattern may vary slightly.


Our Crossbody is our latest and most versatile bag design. The long leather strap gives you the ability to switch between a crossbody and a larger handheld bag with ease. It is perfect for the woman who wants to carry more than just the essentials but needs to keep her hands free. This bag is also ideal for exploring cities and taking longer outings as it will mold comfortably to your body as you walk.


Carryall

Pangden type from left to right, top to bottom: Kyirong Black, Kyirong Green, Lhomi, Mustang, Mustang Wool, Karmarong. Made of eco-friendly, veg-tanned leather (75%) and woolen or synthetic pangden (25%). Antique finish YKK zipper enclosure with 3" leather tassel. Interior lining. Interior zipper pocket and two slip pockets. Body Dimensions: 12"H x 4"W x 16" top x 14" base. Strap Dimensions: 10"drop. 26"L x 4/5"W shoulder strap. Please note: Each bag is handcrafted; leather and pangden pattern may vary slightly.


Trust us when we say you will fall in love with our carry all! It is the perfect mid-size piece to keep everything you will need for the day organized and within your reach. The longer straps make it easy and comfortable to carry. Also, be sure to use the zipper enclosure to keep your things secure while you are conquering your day!


Envelope Clutch

Pangden type from left to right, top to bottom: Kyirong Black, Kyirong Green, Lhomi, Mustang, Mustang Wool, Karmarong. Made of eco-friendly, veg-tanned leather (75%) and woolen or synthetic pangden (25%). Back is all leather. Interior lining. Body Dimensions: 8"H x 11"W. Please note: Each bag is handcrafted; leather and pangden pattern may vary slightly.


Our envelope clutch is for the woman who wants a unique pop for her wardrobe. It is perfect for carrying the essentials when out on a date or with friends on a night out! It also makes for a fun and unique tablet cover. The sturdiness of the leather and the foam padding in the front will keep your tablet safe and secure! It can fit an iPad mini or an Amazon Kindle.


Saddlebag

Pangden type from left to right, top to bottom: Kyirong Black, Kyirong Green, Lhomi, Mustang, Mustang Wool, Karmarong. Made of eco-friendly, veg-tanned leather (67%) and woolen or synthetic pangden (33%). Interior lining. Interior zipper pocket and exterior pocket. Body Dimensions: 9"H x 9"W. Strap Dimensions: 46"L x 1"W shoulder strap, adjusts up to 50�L. Please note: Each bag is handcrafted; leather and pangden pattern may vary slightly.


Our saddlebag is as functional as it is unique. It's for the girl who is always on the go and only wants to take her essentials. Whether it be a quick trip to the market or a coffee date downtown this bag will keep you and your day running smoothly.


Tote

Pangden type from left to right, top to bottom: Kyirong Black, Kyirong Green, Lhomi, Mustang, Mustang Wool, Karmarong. Made of eco-friendly, veg-tanned leather (75%) and woolen or synthetic pangden (25%). Interior lining. Interior zipper pocket and two slip pockets. Body Dimensions: 15"H x 6"W x 15" top x 11" base. Strap Dimensions: 9"drop. 26"L x 4/5"W shoulder strap. Please note: Each bag is handcrafted; leather and pangden pattern may vary slightly.


Our Tote is a high quality bag that will easily keep up with you no matter what the day has in store. Between the expertly crafted, hand-woven pangden and the high quality, eco-friendly leather you can expect this Tote to look better with age.


Please visit our website for more information about purchasing our products, as well as distributor and vendor opportunities. www.thewhiteyaknepal.com


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