Chunky Bike Tyre Belt
The Bike tyre belt is a popular accessory from Katcha Bilek with both men and women. The tyres come from our fantastic neighbours http://www.thebristolbikeproject.org/ – a volunteer-run community bicycle project that repairs, reuses and re-homes unwanted bikes. Chunky or slick, skinny or regular: if you want one of these eco-fabulous belts, get in touch with your choice of combinations and we’ll transform the best bike tyre for your belt.
Regular width (2.5-3.5cm) is perfect for belt-looped jeans/trousers.
Skinny width (~2cm) a more feminine alternative.
Welcome to Katcha Bilek on Bouf!
The bags and purses are made of truck inner tubes. The straps on them are old car seatbelts. The belts are made of bike tyres.
All these materials are collected locally and everything (except the trimmings) is cut and sewn by hand in my Bristol workshop without the use of industrial machinery or exploited labour!
The materials make a great alternative to animal products and their properties mean that each product is unique: a bag can be cut from the same pattern as another but the outcome will always be different.
My favourite quote:
“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful”
- William Morris.