While most people may associate inner-tubing with a relaxing adventure down a river, Heather English found inspiration for English Retreads, a brand specializing in chic handbags and accessories repurposed from discarded tubes.
From handbags (both male and female), wallets and belts English Retreads provides high-end accessories that are made from recycled inner tubes collected from local truck stops. By utilizing what would otherwise be an environmentally damaging addition to a landfill to make quality products, English Retread is sticking to their policy of being a triple bottom line company -- people, planet profit.
The products are distinguished by their elegance, a testament to the fact that eco and sustainable couture does not have to come at the cost of durability or style.
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By: Andrew Robertson - Published: Jun 19, 2012 • References: englishretreads