Reclaimed rubber inner tubes and a zipper top closure created this Revved Up Coin Pouch. These rugged pouches are perfect for those who prefer a durable way to stash their pocket treasures and/or those who are seeking a vegan coin keeper. Either way, this coin pouch and any item of the Revved Up collection is sure to fill their needs!
Revy Fair Trade is a non-profit organization that exists to offer a marketplace for the incredible skills of various artisan groups in El Salvador. One of these groups is the Alabi Recycling Co-op, which utilizes scrap material to create unique,recycled products. By purchasing one of the Revved Up collection, you are helping to provide income for the artisans and to clean up the innumerous inner tubes that litter the streets of Santa Ana, El Salvador.
Dimensions: 3.5" x 2" x 1.5", 2" pouch depth
Revved Up Coin Pouch
"Located in Santa Ana less than an hour from the capital, Alabi Recycling works with found scrap materials. Mario Alabi and his crew craft our popular inner-tube belts, wallets, and bags. The inner-tubes are found tossed aside in abundance, the by-product of El Salvador’s common "taxi" trucks that navigate the very rough mountain roads and whose inner-tubes need regular patching -- until they can’t be patched. Mario drives around in his motorcycle with sidecar and gathers them up, bringing them back to his workshop: an industrial washing machine and sewing machines. Once working solo, he now employs a small crew to convert the found rubber scrap into functional and durable accessories. This project both helps the environment and provides jobs in the community. " [source: REVY Fair Trade]