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Brigid KO Upcycles Discarded Inner Tubes Into Edgy Pleather Couture

Where most see a punctured bike inner tube as a frustrating and inconvenient nuisance, designer Brigid Oesterling of Brigid KO sees an opportunity. Her dark, edgy line of clothing and…

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The Klem Project Helps Impoverished Communities Make Their Own Shoes

The Klem Project, by Korean designer Lee Jinyoung, aims to put a pair of shoes on every child and adult in Malawi. The innovative project enables locals to make their own shoes with an…

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Upcycled Inner-Tube Purse Wins Timberland Best Green Handbag Award

Rachel Santos made fashion history on Wednesday when her upcycled bucket purse took home the prize for “Timberland Best Green Handbag” at the Seventh Annual Independent…

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Top 7 Recycled Fashion Designs of 2012 (Vote for the Most Creative!)

We couldn’t include all our refashioned favorites. Drop by our archives for any stories you may have missed…

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At Atlanta Int'l Airport, Nancy Judd's "Runway" of Recycled Fashion

ZERO WASTE Many of Judd’s pieces take upwards of 100 hours to complete. Through her deft manipulation of materials such as recycled bicycle inner tubes, aluminum soda cans,…

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Chicago Designer Creates "Joan of Arc" Armor From Recycled Bike Tubes

Taking inspiration from Joan of Arc, Chicago-based designer Grace Duval transformed a slew of old bicycle inner tubes into armor fit for the mother of all martyrs herself. Comprising a…

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Urban Lace: Delicate Jewelry Crafted from Recycled Bike Inner Tubes

CYCLE CHIC Formerly known as Inner Beauty, the Portland, OR label had its genesis in 2006, when designer Barbi Touron began cutting inner tubes into crafty creations in her garage. It…

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Win This Recycled Inner-Tube Necklace From EcoFirstArt (Worth $600!)

Who knew that discarded bicycle inner tubes could result in such head-turning statement jewelry? EcoFirstArt is giving away a one-of-a-kind necklace by Katheen Nowak Tucci, hand-crafted…

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SegraSegra Makes Stylish Cycling Clothing With Recycled Inner Tubes

SISTER TO SISTER Sisters Dagmar and Eliska Mertova founded SegraSegra (which means “sister sister” in Czech”) to take urban cyclists from “home to job to your…

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"Living" Dress, Made From Recycled Inner Tubes, Changes Every Season

Photos by Hermanna Prinsen When the Amsterdam Centre for Architecture (ARCAM) asked fashion designer Mattijs van Bergen and landscape architect Anouk Vogel to collaborate on a crossover…

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PocketFlops: Recycled Flip-Flops That Fold in Half For Portability

Heels can cause agony, packing for a trip is frustrating, and gym showers are anything but clean. What’s a gal to do? Los Angeles-based Floc Designs has a pair of space-saving…

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