Ethiopian Leather Manufacturing

Quality and Empowerment

Chiban Leather is a leather manufacturing company based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We produce high quality leather products for the local and international market using locally sourced materials. Utilizing our wide network of local tanneries, we make use of Ethiopia’s famed leather, while also giving back to the community. Located on the outskirts of the city, Chiban provides favorable working conditions for its employees.

Whereas we have a selection of original designs for the local market, our international customers have the liberty to bring to the table their own. Our able team of leather manufacturing experts will meticulously translate them into reality.
Our main goal is to maintain the quality that we set out to meet when starting the company. The excellence we promise is reflected not only in our products but also in our professionalism when handing our customers. We guarantee exceptional communication and on-time delivery.

Chiban Leather is a social business that works to empower marginalized and vulnerable youth living in the city by creating employment opportunities. Our skilled workers include marginalized youth who have been provided with intensive training and schooling.  

In the long run, we hope to create a network of rehabilitation centers in Addis Ababa who work with marginalized youth. 
Co-founder, CEO: Eden Gelan
Eden brings to Chiban her background of working with marginalized communities. Within the years of experience she had in the leather industry, she works to bridge the gap between the tanneries in Ethiopia and the international market.

Co-founder, CFO: Elsa Gelan
Elsa brings her extensive knowledge in finance to the manufacturing sector. Business and numbers are one of her deepest passions. Well-versed in administration, exercises top-notch management at Chiban Leather.
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