Recycled Inner-Tube Hipster Purse

Recycled Inner-Tube Hipster Purse

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This durable shoulder bag is made from reclaimed inner-tubes and sits comfortably across the body and rests on the hip. Velcro Closure. 

  • Durable rubber exterior
  • 18" rubber strap
  • Velcro closure
  • Poly lined interior
  • Vegan friendly
  • Supports recycling and clean-up efforts
  • Each one with unique markings and texture

Please allow for slight variations in markings/color of this handmade, recycled item.

Located in Santa Ana less than an hour from the capital, Alabi Recycling works with found scrap materials. Mario Alabi and his crew craft our popular inner-tube belts, wallets, and bags. The inner-tubes are found tossed aside in abundance, the by-product of El Salvador’s common "taxi" trucks that navigate the very rough mountain roads and whose inner-tubes need regular patching -- until they can’t be patched. Mario drives around in his motorcycle with sidecar and gathers them up, bringing them back to his workshop: an industrial washing machine and sewing machines. Once working solo, he now employs a small crew to convert the found rubber scrap into functional and durable accessories. This project both helps the environment and provides jobs in the community.