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DIY Bike Accessories

Stylish Bike Tire Belt Made from a Salvaged Cruiser

— September 25, 2009 — Eco
Got an old road bike and bike gears laying around? Rather than tossing it out, turn it into your very own bike tire belt.

It’s simple. The easy-to-follow outline at Instructables will ensure you start with old bike parts but end with unique and stylish waist candy. Basically all it takes is some detailed cutting, a bit of welding, and crafty gluing and you’re all set. By the way, while the instructions seem directed at men, I think this bike tire belt would look just as cool on the ladies.
Trend Themes
1. Upcycling Fashion Accessories - Companies can create fashion accessories using worn out items, highlighting sustainability and uniqueness at the same time.
2. DIY Fashion - By promoting DIY alternatives to traditional fashion options, companies could encourage consumers to repurpose items and reduce their fashion waste.
3. Customizable Fashion Trend - Offering customizable options for fashion accessories could tap into a niche market, fostering user-generated unique items and a sense of ownership over their purchases.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - The fashion industry can capitalize on the trend of DIY fashion, sustainability and uniqueness to create exciting new options for consumers.
2. Upcycling Industry - The upcycling industry has an opportunity to market and repurpose salvageable materials into fashionable products.
3. Crafting Industry - The crafting industry could promote a DIY movement by providing new options for creating fashion accessories and teaching essential crafting skills.
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