Looking for a slightly edgy but eco-friendly way to tote your tech toys to the office, home, or on the go? The Revved Up Messenger Bag is ruggedly handsome and decidedly durable since it's handmade from reclaimed rubber inner tubes, making it a unique bag for any guy or gal. With a lined interior pocket, hook-and-flap closure, extendable nylon strap, and a buckle clip release, this messenger bag is ready for work or play every day!
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: 6"-7.5" width x 7" pouch depth, 43" max. strap length
Revved Up Messenger Bag
"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]