The hero line
Are you looking for awesome recycled bags or accessories but nothing seems original enough? What about a bag made out of a recycled fire hose?
Hosewear, an Estonian start up company, produces all sorts of bags, wallets, belts and iPad sleeves made of fire hoses. When you buy one of their products:
- You get a one of a kind design, as every product is different, depending on the color, texture, wear and tear of the hose it was made of.
- You get a bag that is durable, definitely water resistant and has a history behind it.
- You help save resources, like animal skins, new fibers and fossil fuels, that are used to create bags from scratch.
Ivar Aruaild, the founder of Hosewear, thought that it was such a waste to use new materials to create bags, when the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is such an ugly reality. He experimented a bit with billboard banners, but they just didn't seem right. So fire hoses it was! Do you know what happens to fire hoses when they cannot be used safely any more? The get burnt! Oh, the irony...
Check out the Hoseware collection and you will be impressed by the variety of colors and designs available, made from what used to be considered waste.