Urban Lace

Urban Lace

So what do old bike parts and Jewelry have to do with each other? Well for the purpose of this story, just about everything as a matter of fact.

Here be Urban Lace Jewelry. These little beauties are hand crafted by designers Barbi Touron and Aaron Shear, and are re-born from discarded inner tubes of bicycles. Because thousands, (if not hundreds of thousands we think) of inner tubes, are thrown into landfill each year in the US alone, Barbi and Sean have dedicated themselves to reducing the amount of this slow to decompose material, by turning it into chic, wearable, art.

The inner tubes themselves are durable, flexible, and waterproof. Each finished piece has been carefully washed and coated in an organic plant based formula that Urban Lace has developed, giving the material its lasting luster.

Available in the range are wrist cuffs, anklets, necklaces, earrings and masks. To find out more, go to their website here.

Katie Gannon

After running an ethical fashion label for 5 years, I started this blog in 2007 after learning first hand about the importance of sustainability in fashion design. I am a passionate environmentalist and wish to promote individuals and organisations around the world working on innovative design. I have a BA in Communications / Media as well as a Cert IV in Clothing Production, and run my own graphic design company at www.katiegannon.com

1 Comment
  • Gloria
    Posted at 06:10h, 28 February Reply

    Now I have seen everything. Who would have thought you could use old bicycle tires to make beautiful jewelry. I love Urban Lace wrist cuffs and masks because not only do they look good, but they are also good for the planet. This is a true win/win in the world of recycling.

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