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BAT Vegan Upcycled Recycled Bicycle Tire Inner Tube Festival Pocket Belt Utility Burning Man Eco-Friendly Hands-Free Cycling CUSTOM

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A completely vegan, handcrafted pocket belt! This is made from the blown-out, defunct inner tubes from bicycles. ***** Bicycle inner tubes usually get thrown into the landfill, where they take hundreds of years to decompose. Making this belt from the reusable inner tubes not only saves it from the landfill, but also decreases the demand for leather (and therefore water, land, fossil fuel, and grain). The tanning process needed to make leather is one of the worlds most polluting industries. In Kanpur, India, the "leather city of the world’ the main tannery was dumping 22 tons of chromium-laden solid waste a DAY.
That’s a lot, right?
yuck.
Small changes can make BIG CHANGES happen*****
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PLEASE READ

This listing is for a CUSTOM made "Bat" style inner tube pocket belt. It can be customized in terms of rivets, grommets, length, stitching color, the addition of d-rings and belt loops, and so on. The last two pictures show the original style of belt; the first 3 show a custom belt with red stitching, riveted pocket backings, and two D-rings added on the sides. Before ordering, please message me about details and I will create a custom listing for you. I have nickel and brass hardware (and soon, copper!), you can have a different number of pockets and zippers, regular belt front closure, D-rings, etc. Please allow for up to 3 weeks for the creation of your belt. (-:

******The first 3 photos show a size small with riveted pocket backing. The last 2 photos show a size large with grommet and lacing pocket backings. With smaller sizes there will be a shorter back piece and shorter front snap strips. Larger sizes will have longer back pieces and longer front snap strips. The pocket backings stay the same size.*******

Size Extra-Small: 26"-32"
Size Small: 30"-38"
Size medium: 34"-42"
Size large: 38"-46"
Size Extra-Large: 42"-50"

The inner tubes are cleaned, carefully cut into strips, then sewn together to form a "fabric" from which the belt components are cut. There are two small pockets (3"x3.5"x1.25"), one large pocket (4"x3.5"x1.25") and one zippered compartment. The pocket bases can be tied together corset-style through small nickel grommets. They can also be riveted together if you would like.

This is a perfect belt for Burning Man, clubbing, festivals, house parties, biking, and keeping your hands free when going about town! Stash belts are durable and can be worn with just about anything!

I will not be able to make custom orders between July 25 and September 10. If you want to order this belt during that time, please be advised that it will not be made until after September 10. Thank you.

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All my creations are made in my apartment in Oakland by myself with the occasional help of friends. No slave labor or outsourcing is used in the making of these pieces. Thank you for your support of hand-made and small businesses! (-:
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I would like to note that this particular design is not my own--I see this design a lot in stash belts from a whole bunch of different companies (though the majority of them seem to be made of leather, and in Thailand), and wanted to start out with making something fairly simple and straightforward. I would give credit to whoever originally same up with the design, but I haven't been able to pinpoint the source. If I eventually find it/someone brings it to my attention, I will be more than happy to give them due credit. (-:

BAT Vegan Upcycled Recycled Bicycle Tire Inner Tube Festival Pocket Belt Utility Burning Man Eco-Friendly Hands-Free Cycling CUSTOM

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Bicycle inner tubes, rubber, nickel, brass
  • Feedback: 160 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States
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