Our Workshop

Every MAHI is handmade to order in our family run workshop in Uttar Pradesh, Northern India, a region famous for its leather tanneries and finishing expertise.

The skills used to make our products have been honed over generations, providing much needed jobs and income for the local economy.

We proudly oversee every stage of this process…


Stage 1: Ethically Sourcing Hides

MAHI hides are a by-product of local meat and dairy farming.

Rural Indian families typically raise 2-3 cows that will provide milk and farming horsepower over their twenty-year lifespan. At the end of their lives, their meat and hides are sold to buy new cows.


Stage 2: Eco Aware Leather Tanning

The tanning process, carried out in our own tannery, is entirely chrome-free and conforms to strict pollution regulations.

Our process takes around 4 weeks, from converting hides to their ‘wet blue’ form to multi-coating with our unique oil-based dye to give the leather its luxurious finish.

Stage 2: Eco Aware Leather Tanning

The tanning process, carried out in our own tannery, is entirely chrome-free and conforms to strict pollution regulations.

Our process takes around 4 weeks, from converting hides to their ‘wet blue’ form to multi-coating with our unique oil-based dye to give the leather its luxurious finish.


Stage 3: Efficient Cutting

Our tanned hides are cut by hand using a traditional leather knife.

To minimize waste, offcuts are used to make smaller items such as zip pullers or are recycled to make bonded leather.


Stage 4: Embroidery

Letters, numbers, or a chosen logo is embroidered onto the relevant cut of leather prior to stitching.

Due to our made to order process, MAHI is one of the few leather companies globally that is able to customise with any image, font face or thread colour.

Stage 4: Embroidery

Letters, numbers, or a chosen logo is embroidered onto the relevant cut of leather prior to stitching.

Due to our made to order process, MAHI is one of the few leather companies globally that is able to customise with any image, font face or thread colour.


Stage 5: Gluing, Stitching & Hardware

Your MAHI begins to take shape as our craftsmen and women stitch and glue together the leather cuts.

Cotton linings and hardware are added - YKK zips and solid brass buckles – along with our hand-pressed MAHI badges and labels.


Stage 6: Finishing & Packaging

Each MAHI is individually polished, checked and packaged into a branded cotton dust cover.

Stage 6: Finishing & Packaging

Each MAHI is individually polished, checked and packaged into a branded cotton dust cover.


Stage 7: Shipping

Orders are collected daily and make an overnight drive to Delhi International Airport. From here, they’re flown to your international hub and expedited for signed-for delivery.

From ordering, you’ll receive your MAHI within 5 business days.

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