Rubber is one of those materials that doesn't disintegrate quickly, but designer Karin Granstrand sees a way to reuse this material, working inner tube design into her men's fashion line.
Leaving the natural texture and coloring of the rubber tubes intact, she stitches the pieces together with durable thread and gives them a lining to create a very wearable collection of clothing. The clothes and accessories have the sheen and look of leather, minus the cruelty of skinning the hide off an animal. Even better is the fact that men can do all kinds of rough activities while wearing these rugged garments, because rubber is an extremely durable material.
The inner tube design of this collection is practical and stylish.
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