Fabrics

Published on December 21st, 2010 | by Becky Striepe

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Fab Fabrics: Bike Inner Tubes

bike tire
When you think of eco-friendly fabric you probably imagine more conventional textiles like hemp or organic cotton. Lately, though, I’ve run across a ton of great projects that treat reclaimed bike tires as a textile.

Most bike shops just toss blown out tubes once they’ve finished the repair, so there’s a good chance you can score some inner tubes for free if you hit up your local bike shop and ask them to save some for you.

Free and totally recycled? Sounds fab to me!

Next >> How to reclaim a bike tire



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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .



  • Jim

    These are great ideas. This use is less crafty, but inner tube pieces make a great emergency fire starter for wet conditions.

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