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recycled rubber belt

by Heather English
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

What Goes Around Comes Around

Wearing this belt may not help you set any land speed records, but it will definitely jumpstart your favorite pair of jeans! Created by Boulder, Colorado based designer Heather English, this street-smart belt is made from recycled truck tire inner tubes. A unique way to reduce, reuse and recycle, this silver buckled belt also makes a special gift for your stylishly environmental friends. What other traffic stopping looks are truckers hiding from us? Made in Boulder, Colorado.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
15028
Made from
p.e.t., recycled tires, Recycled tires
Measurements
1.5" W, Small fits waist sizes: 28"-34"
Medium fits waist sizes: 33"-39"
Large fits waist sizes: 37"-43"
  • the maker

Heather English

Heather English got the idea for her recycled purses when she was floating down Boulder Creek on, you guessed it, an inner tube.

"I needed a new handbag but I was a hardcore vegetarian," Heather says. "I wanted something that was fashionable and invincible, but not made from leather."

Heather's search for the bag of her dreams ended at McGuckin's hardware store, where she bought some tools and started her own personal sweatshop, "With me doing the sweating."

After friends started asking for a bag just like hers, Heather knew she was on to something and she began her company full time in 2001.

Truck stops in the Boulder area supply Heather with the used inner tubes-each of which probably has more than 60,000 miles on it before it gets reinvented. "Just think of all the places these tubes have been," says Heather. "Now it's your turn to add to their miles and adventures."

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RECYCLED RUBBER BELT
 
4.2

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (29)
  • Stylish (28)
  • Comfortable (19)
  • Versatile (9)
  • Attractive (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (26)
  • Travel (10)
  • Office (6)
  • School (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (20), Trendy/stylish dresser (7), Practical (5), Bargain shopper (3), Stylish (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (12), No (9)

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5.0

Not just another pants holder upper!

By 

from Houston, Texas

About Me Casual Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Stylish
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Travel

    Comments about RECYCLED RUBBER BELT:

    I am a cargo shorts/jeans type of guy and this belt looks great. It is a stylish and clean black, with great chrome accents that stand out, but not too much. Works great for walking the dog, hitting the pub or a metal concert. Me happy so now you be happy! If you are reading this you are thinking about it. Don't. Just get it. Life's short and you need a great belt. BOOM. Here it is. Valhalla!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    All you see is not all you get.

    By 

    from Des Moines, IA

    About Me Casual Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Animal Friendly
    • Durable
    • Eco Friendly

    Cons

    • Bulky
    • Too Hippy

    Best Uses

    • To A Rock Concert

    Comments about RECYCLED RUBBER BELT:

    The picture on the site does not show the back of the belt which would appeal to a very specific group of people with specific interests. It's a good belt for someone who enjoys flashy rocker style dressing. Just wasn't for us.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Rubber belts don't work

    By 

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Casual Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Poor Fit

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear

    Comments about RECYCLED RUBBER BELT:

    The product is pretty much as described, and looks pretty nice, but basically seems to stretch as the day goes on. I found myself tightening it constantly. It sort of defeats the purpose of having a belt.

    I really liked the idea of rubber as a leather substitute, but rubber alone doesn't offer the support needed for a belt.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    He loves it!

    By 

    from Las Cruces, NM

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Stylish
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about RECYCLED RUBBER BELT:

        I bought this belt for my picky husband and he loves it! He is happy to have an alternative to boring and not so ecological leather belts. He says it's a little stretchy and fits true to size. It looks great on him too.

        Service and delivery comments:

        No problems to report with service or delivery.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Cool and practical

        By 

        from Niles,MI

        About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear

          Comments about RECYCLED RUBBER BELT:

          Great product and nice quality. I'm very curious to see how well the belt "wears." seems durable but time will tell. The gift was very well received and has already been worn a couple of times.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          nice product

          By 

          from RI

          About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Recycled
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • Poor quality control

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear

          Comments about RECYCLED RUBBER BELT:

          Am waiting for a replacement. The first two belts had white marks on them. I own two different sizes and love the belt. This one I am giving as a gift.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great belt, a bit bulky

          By 

          from Des Moines, IA

          About Me Casual Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Stylish
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Office
          • School
          • Travel

          Comments about RECYCLED RUBBER BELT:

          I really like this belt because of how it is made from a recycled tire, it looks great, is high quality, and versatile. The only thing I don't like so much about it is that it is bulky; specifically, it is not easy to get through the belt loops.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          "Great way to recycle"

          By 

          from Tulare, CA

          About Me Casual Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear

            Comments about RECYCLED RUBBER BELT:

            My son thought it was a great belt. He is very particular about what he wears.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Awesome trendy belts

            By 

            from Mooresville, NC

            About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Poor Fit

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear
            • Office
            • School
            • Travel

            Comments about RECYCLED RUBBER BELT:

            My husband love this belt because this is sylish but not too trendy. I love this because this is eco-friendly.

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Great gift for Vegan Son

            By 

            from Detroit, MI

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about RECYCLED RUBBER BELT:

                Bought as gift for Vegan son. He likes the quality and the fact that no animals were used to create it. Loves the idea of recycled rubber.

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