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.  

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Comments
  1. Steve Robinson says:

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

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