English Retreads

By: Bianca Bartz - Published: Oct 24, 2008 • References: englishretreads
Recycled bags have gone from being being popular among the artsy and eco crowds to being high-end fashion must-haves.

Instead of being made of old sails or vintage clothing, English Retreads makes their bags from post-consumer recycled truck inner-tubes, giving them a fun, yet eco, faux leather aesthetic. Inside, they are and lined with recycled plastic PET bottles, each style available in a choice of interior colors.

They could just be the next big thing among celebrities too -- they were chosen for the Critic's Choice Awards gift bag. If they do take off in Hollywood, it's going to get difficult to get your manicured paws on them. If the environmentally-conscious totes have won a weak spot in your heart, I suggest you snap one up quick.

Featured in the gallery are the Small and Large Beatle bags, the Bentley shoulder messenger (seen on male model's shoulder), Model T Tote Luxe, Model T Tote Classic, Mini Luxe and the Cruiser. Stats for Vintage Recycled Rubber Bags Trending: Older & Mild
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