The [Inbox] – Found materials

Posted: December 30, 2010 in Uncategorized
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We are adding a new feature to our website – the [inbox].  We’ll be tagging any posts about our raw (salvaged) materials with the [inbox] tag – giving you a chance to see where our finished goods come from.

We finally found a reliable source for used fire hose.  Fire hose has to be pressure-tested every year, and the lengths that don’t pass are usually dumpstered or sold to construction companies.  This stuff was salvaged from an old army base – most of it has never been used.  We sorted through a couple hundred rolls and found some with a great weight and a black lining.  


the new, dreamy, black-lined hose makes up 95% of our new totes.

this mad max miniskirt is made from a heavier-duty cotton-jacket hose.  this hose is a little too stiff and heavy for most bags, but it works great for playawear, guitar and samba-drum straps.

samba drum strap – double wrap, and available in custom lengths.  triangles are leftover when we cut for the mad max miniskirts.  $40 – email us.


we find a huge variety of colors and materials in hose and in the different linings.  this hose washes to a demin blue, and the clear lining takes on an almost watercolored look.


irrigation hose (dark blue) and the nylon hose (above) make up this duffel and makeup bag combo.  the zippers are brand-new salvage, found in a lot of 200+ at our local salvation army.

score!  we are committed to using only high-quality hardware in our goods.  our zippers are either new (salvage), or pulled from used bags that have minimal wear.

  1. Steve Robinson says:

    Zeeko brought a smile to my face. keep banging! steve…

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