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"We handcraft discarded Tire Inner Tubes into Bags & Accessories: People win. The planet wins."

Hi Kickstarter,

Our Project

We transform discarded tire inner tubes into unique handcrafted backpacks, handbags, and electronic carrying accessories for men & women.  We collect inner tubes from tire centers throughout the U.S. before they are disposed of in landfills. 

Your Contribution

With your pledges and donations via Kickstarter $15,000 will contribute to our production and manufacturing efforts here in the U.S.

Our Recycling Efforts

Our goal is to collect an additional 30 tons of inner tubes before they reach landfills by the end of 2013. These landfills are hazardous and are devastating to our environment. This is an incredible way to reuse non-biodegradable materials that would otherwise be disposed of in landfills, which causes the release of pollutants and toxic emissions into the environment.

http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/materials/tires/faq.htm

Approximately 290 million tires & inner tubes are dumped in landfills each year.

To date, we have collected approximately 86 tons of tire inner tubes. Our first 2 1/2 years were spent searching for an eco-friendly, cleaning solution.  Thereafter, we set out to acquire all we needed to know about creating durable, yet environmentally conscious, high-quality products.

                        Our 2013 Dads Baby Case, Backpack & Accessories Line

    Where we are now...

  • We have approximately 18 tons of inner tubes ready to be transformed into backpacks and accessories.
  • We have perfected the manufacturing process in order to provide efficient distribution.
  • We have sources, here in the U.S., for premium hardware and materials.
  • We have already manufactured and sold bags & accessories  
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Overdrive Magazine article
Overdrive Magazine article

http://www.overdriveonline.com/crowdfunding-handbags-made-from-recycled-tires/

How The Inner Tubes are Processed...

 Dirty inner tube, processed inner tube, & final product.

The inner tubes are collected and are then put through our 7-Step cleaning & cutting process:
1) Collecting
2) Sorting
3) Cutting down to size
4) Pre-soaking
5) Final cutting
6) Final cleaning
7) Buffing

Ballistic Nylon military grade material, hardware, and interior lights are purchased from U.S. suppliers. Our bags and accessories are handcrafted in our studio in Richmond, VA.

Our Rewards

 Multi-purpose Skateboard Backpack that can also be used by motorcyclist, students and the outdoor adventurer. Its sleek design is perfect for the on the go executive. 20"H x 10-1/2" W x 5" D

Recycled Whole Foods Store Display Banner interior
Recycled Whole Foods Store Display Banner interior

 Ready to hit the street in style!

Dads Baby Case does double duty for baby & dad. 1 large zipper pocket, 1 open pocket, 2 bottle holders and interior light with strain resistant denier military grade lining and adjustable shoulder strap. When dad is off duty the bag doubles as a great messenger bag, 17" x 11" x 5"

 Dads set for a fun day at the park!

Men's Wallet
Men's Wallet

The wallet has inner tube on the exterior,  leather on the interior, 4 card slots, and one main bill compartment.

This Utility Bag is great for any small personal items like your cell phone, keys and can be connected to your belt.

Shaving Bag - Available in black or brown leather trim. 10'' wide x 5'' high x 6'' deep

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.

Toiletry Bag - available in different colors & designs of recycled Whole Foods store display banner. Black vegan leather binding with recycled inner tube and micro-suede stain resistant lining, 8" wide x 4" high x 3"

Messenger Bag - Available in black leather trim, 17'' wide x 11'' high x 5'' deep.

Passport Case
Passport Case

 Passport Case- handcrafted with truck inner tubes, leather with long strap that can be worn around your neck or easily fit in any carrying case. This case is also great for small items like phone cords, phone, keys and other small items, 6" wide x 5" high x .5" deep

Future Manufacturing Facility
Future Manufacturing Facility

With your help, we will expand and modernize this warehouse where all of our production and manufacturing will take place. In this effort, we are in collaboration with World-Renown fashion designer, Michael Taylor, who is the CEO of the Fashion Design Center, here in Richmond VA.  Michael is a former professor at the Parson's School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York, as well as, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond VA. 

Team - Ken Kobrick * Vanessa Fore * Angela Greene
Team - Ken Kobrick * Vanessa Fore * Angela Greene

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Necessary Recycling has weighed and exhausted all of the risks and challenges that may accompany this venture. We have worked diligently and tirelessly to reassure that our team is knowledgeable, trained, and equipped to handle any unforeseen incidents in terms of manufacturing, producing, and shipping your products within the specified amount of time.

Our products come with a lifetime, or 100,000 mile warranty.

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    Toiletry Bag - made from recycled trunk inner tube, recycled Whole Foods store display banner, stain resistant lining with interior light ($35 Retail) Free Shipping in US/$15 for International Shipping

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    Utility Bag made from recycled truck inner tubes, ballistic military grade padded lining with loops for your belt. Free Shipping in US/Add $25 International Shipping

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    Passport case- made from recycled truck inner tubes, leather &1 outside pocket. Free Shipping in US/Add $30 International Shipping

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    iPhone Sleeve – made from recycled truck inner tube & leather ($75 Retail) Free Shipping in US/Add $35 International Shipping

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    Shaving Case – made from recycled truck inner tube, leather & interior light ($84 Retail) Free Shipping in US/Add $35 International Shipping Free Shipping in US/Add

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    iPad Sleeve– made from recycled truck inner tube, micro-suede lining & leather ($110 Retail) Free Shipping in US/Add $35 International Shipping

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    Backpack for skateboarders, bikers anyone on the "Move" - made from recycled truck inner tubes, interior padded pocket heavy zipper, 2 bottle holders & interior light. Free Shipping in US/Add $60 International Shipping

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    Dads Baby Case– made from recycled truck inner tube, leather & interior light ($169 Retail) - made from recycled truck inner tube, leather & interior light. Free Shipping in US/Add $60 International Shipping

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    Toiletry Bag- 5 bags each with unique prints from recycled Whole Foods store display banners, recycled truck inner tubes, stain resistant lining with interior light ($35 retail) Free Shipping in US/Add $35 for International Shipping

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