Rubber ends up in all kinds of places, from tires, to textiles, to hilarious jokes ending in "...I hardly know 'er!". Now, it can end up handsomely accenting your waistline, with Spiritjug.
"Breathing new life" into spent tires collected from bike shops, the Nebraskan couple behind Spiritjug
run out of breath frequently, as you really need a pump for those things create unique upcycled accessories like:
Bike tire belt:
With a "rugged and knotted" look, these waist-cinchers will fit anyone from 32"-38", and are perfect for a frequent cycler or someone who "casually rides", also what you call a Hell's Angel wearing flat-front Dockers.
Bike tire cuff:
Battered and bruised like anyone who makes fun of a biker for wearing, frankly, stylish khakis, these 1.5"-wide hybrid/mountain bike treads make for sweet wrist accouterments.
While not technically made of rubber, SJ insists their collection of intricately stamped & detailed cuffs cut from thriftstore belts are "soft on the wrist" -- ayyy!! Didn't know we were talking about your Saturday night here!!
Published: May 19, 2011 at 4:00am EDT
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