This project's funding goal was not reached on September 3, 2012.
About this project
We handcraft bags & accessories made from recycling tractor tire inner tubes. We collect the inner tubes from
tires centers throughout the USA before they are disposed of in landfills. Next, the inner tubes are cleaned, cut & combined with
premium leather & hardware to create an incredibly durable luxury
bag. Our large bags have an interior LED light, large zipper & cell
We created this project to launch our 2013 Men's Travel & Tech Collection.
Where we are now...
- We have approximately 18 tons of inner tubes ready to be transformed into bags & accessories.
- We’ve perfected the manufacturing process in order to provide efficient distribution.
- We have a U.S. source for premium leather and materials.
- We've already manufactured and sold bags/accessories (checkout the Messenger Bag featured in Rolling Stone Magazine)
Approximately 290 million tires & inner tubes are dumped in landfills each year.
To date we have collected approximately 76 tons of truck inner tubes. Our first two and half years were spent finding a cleaning solution for the inner tubes that would thoroughly clean them and that was also environmentally friendly. We then set out to learn everything about making a quality bag.
How The Inner Tubes are Processed...
The inner tubes are collected and go through our 7-Step cleaning & cutting process:
3) Cutting down to size
5) Final cutting
6) Final cleaning
Leather, lining fabric, hardware & interior light are purchased from US suppliers. Our bags and accessories are handcrafted in our studio in Richmond, VA.
Our Recycling Efforts
Our goal is to collect an additional 30 tons of inner tubes before they head off to the landfills by the end of 2012. These landfills are potential hazards that can be devastating to our environment.
With the help from people like you, $25,000 will enable us to produce our 2013 Men’s Travel & Tech Collection. Your support will pay for production costs and shipping.
The Credit Card Holder has patent leather on the exterior and inner tube on the interior. The wallet had inner tube on the exterior and leather on the interior with 4 card slots and 1 main bill compartment.
The Shaving Bag has inner tube and leather on the exterior with a leather handle and leather tassel and the zipper slide. There is water resistant lining and an LED light in the interior.
8" wide x 4" high x 3" deep
The iPad Case & iPhone sleeve has inner tube and leather on the exterior with micro-suede lining.
The Leisure Tote - Available in different colors & designs of recycled Whole Foods store display banners, black vegan leather handles and trim. Textured stain resistance lining with large zipper pocket and double open media pockets. 16" wide x 11" high x 5" deep
The Brief has inner tube & vegan leather on the exterior, adjustable shoulder strap with shoulder pad & polished nickel hardware. Water resistant lining, large zip and double media pockets and an interior light.
The Messenger Bag has inner tube and leather on the exterior, adjustable shoulder strap w/leather shoulder pad & polished nickel hardware. Water resistant lining, large zip and double media pockets and an interior light.
The Dad's Baby Case has inner tube and leather on the exterior, adjustable shoulder strap w/leather shoulder pad & polished nickel hardware. Water resistant lining that's easy to clean, large zip and double media pockets, 2 bottle pockets and an interior light. Makes a great Messenger bag when baby out grows it.
The Cymbal Bag has inner tube and leather on the exterior, adjustable shoulder strap w/leather shoulder pad & polished nickel hardware.
The Traveler has inner tube and leather on the exterior with 6 pockets. The bag opens with a double zipper flap and has leather handles with an adjustable leather shoulder strap. The lining is heavy print canvas with 1 large pocket and a LED light and has 5 nickel feet.
Our 1 of kind Golf bag has inner tube and leather on the exterior, adjustable shoulder strap w/leather shoulder pad & polished nickel hardware.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
- (35 days)