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Alchemy Goods

Alchemy Goods
Made in the USA

Maker Story

New Life for Old Tires

Eli Reich knows how to find the silver lining… and then reduce, reuse and recycle it so none of the optimism is wasted. When his messenger bag was stolen, Eli started thinking about how to make a replacement. Working with a pile of extra inner tubes, he started sewing. Today, Eli’s company, Alchemy Goods, transforms blown-out inner tubes, old seatbelts and advertising banners into new bags and accessories -- and he thanks the messenger bag thief for the creative inspiration. Eli’s Ballard belt is made from reclaimed bike tubes that stretch just enough to be comfortable but won’t lose their shape. It comes with a removable steel buckle. For grooming essentials, the fully lined Elliot Toiletry Bag has a water-resistant exterior made from truck inner tubes and a zipper pull made from a tube valve. All the materials are sorted, cut, cleaned and prepped in the company’s Seattle workshop, and the bags are assembled at a local sewing shop. A tiny number on the logo shows the percentage of upcycled material used to make each product. In with the old, out with the new!

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Discovered 5/6/2013

Unfortunately, products from this maker are no longer available on our site.

Unfortunately, products from this maker are no longer available on our site.

Maker Story

New Life for Old Tires

Eli Reich knows how to find the silver lining… and then reduce, reuse and recycle it so none of the optimism is wasted. When his messenger bag was stolen, Eli started thinking about how to make a replacement. Working with a pile of extra inner tubes, he started sewing. Today, Eli’s company, Alchemy Goods, transforms blown-out inner tubes, old seatbelts and advertising banners into new bags and accessories -- and he thanks the messenger bag thief for the creative inspiration. Eli’s Ballard belt is made from reclaimed bike tubes that stretch just enough to be comfortable but won’t lose their shape. It comes with a removable steel buckle. For grooming essentials, the fully lined Elliot Toiletry Bag has a water-resistant exterior made from truck inner tubes and a zipper pull made from a tube valve. All the materials are sorted, cut, cleaned and prepped in the company’s Seattle workshop, and the bags are assembled at a local sewing shop. A tiny number on the logo shows the percentage of upcycled material used to make each product. In with the old, out with the new!