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rubber bifold wallet

by Heather English
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

Recycle Your Cash

When the tires of 18-wheelers get sent to the Great Landfill in the Sky, the lucky ones actually get rescued and recycled - and are then transformed into handy and handsome wallets like this bi-fold model. Created from 100% reclaimed inner tubes, this bi-fold wallet has a billfold pocket and two slots for credit cards on one side and an additional slot on the other side - in addition to a hidden pocket behind the card slots. It's embellished with decorative white perimeter and pocket-edge stitching. Surface designs are smooth and textured, but no two are alike because the inner tubes vary. Designed by Heather English. Made in Colorado.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
14778
Made from
recycled tires, Recycled tires
Measurements
approximately: 4.75" L x 3.5" W
Notes
due to the recycled nature of this item, size may vary.
  • 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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RUBBER BIFOLD WALLET
 
4.5

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (40)
  • Durable (38)
  • Unique (29)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (14)
  • Outdoors (3)
  • Personal (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (22), Budget shopper (11), Stylish (11), Practical (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (17), No (3)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (3)

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5.0

Love it!

By 

from Chicago

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about RUBBER BIFOLD WALLET:

    I got this wallet as a gift and he absolutely adores it. It has a slender design, the rubber keeps cards and cash from falling out, and it's edgy and unique looking. It was a 100% hit for a fellow who, until now, wouldn't use a wallet at all.

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

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    A huge hit with my guys

    By 

    from Minnesota

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Eco-friendly
    • Hip
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about RUBBER BIFOLD WALLET:

      I actually gave four of these as Christmas gifts--to my favorite college guys. Each was a bit different, due to the individual markings on the rubber. Each was well-received. As a mom/auntie, I love the idea that these are likely to last many years. The construction seems excellent and the basic materials are almost indestructible. Great cash/gift card holder!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Child
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      I would buy the product again

      By 

      from Bethlehem pa

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about RUBBER BIFOLD WALLET:

            The pockets of this wallet are tight so cards don't slip out. Also rubber prevents it from falling out of pockets

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

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Unique wallet

            By 

            from Texas

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Every day

              Comments about RUBBER BIFOLD WALLET:

              My husband purchased a purse from this Colorado maker last year and gave it to me as a gift. At the same time, he mentioned how cool the wallet was, so I decided to get it for him this year. If this wallet is even close to the quality of my purse, it will be very durable and functional. I get complements on mine all the time.

              I was a little surprised to open the wallet and see a bright blue streak across both the outside and interior. I realize that every wallet is slightly different due to the nature of using recycled tires – and I actually like the "imperfection" since it makes it feel more "one-of-a-kind" – I just hope my husband feels the same, and wasn't wanting a solid black wallet.

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

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Unique Wallet Design

              By 

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Fun
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gifts
                • Hard On Wallet

                Comments about RUBBER BIFOLD WALLET:

                Great styling, love the "swiss cheese" type effect inside. Nice combination of Rubber with material to ensure interior stitching is secure. Fun and great design.

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

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                5.0

                Fantastic Wallet

                By 

                from Brooklyn, NY

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about RUBBER BIFOLD WALLET:

                    My husband lost his wallet and needed a replacement. He asked for a leather wallet, but I knew I could find something better and more ecologically sound. When he opened this new wallet, he was delighted! He keeps showing it to everyone he meets. He loves the "greeness" and thinks it is more comfortable to carry than a thicker leather wallet.

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                    5.0

                    Awesome wallet

                    By 

                    from Philadelphia, PA

                    About Me Budget Shopper

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Durable
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gifts

                      Comments about RUBBER BIFOLD WALLET:

                      Awesome wallet! Purchased for my boyfriend for his birthday and he says it is the sturdiest wallet ever. It's a really good size, everything you ever need will fit in it unless you are one of those that likes to have giant bulky wallets. The cut out circles are unique, but not too flamboyant. So the wallet looks professional and casual at the same time which I love. People who notice them really love the circles on it, my boyfriend says the circles also makes it easier to grab cards out! Overall, very well made, well thought out product!

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                      5.0

                      Nice recycled rubber wallet

                      By 

                      from Iowa

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Durable
                      • Unique

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gifts

                        Comments about RUBBER BIFOLD WALLET:

                        I got this wallet for my brother for christmas. He loved it! not only is is eco conscious but it's really cool. It looks like good quality, well constructed. I think it will last a long time.

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                        5.0

                        Great Product

                        By 

                        from New York

                        About Me Midrange Shopper

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Durable
                        • Unique

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Gifts
                          • Office
                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about RUBBER BIFOLD WALLET:

                          Finally able to find a wallet I am going to use consistently!

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                          5.0

                          Reluctant @ first, UNBELIEVEABLY PLEASED

                          By 

                          from Indy

                          About Me Budget Shopper

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Bright
                          • Durable
                          • Recycled
                          • RUBBER
                          • Unique

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • MEN

                          Comments about RUBBER BIFOLD WALLET:

                          I was EXTREMELY reluctant to buy. I have had my eye on this for over a year. I COULDN'T BE MORE PLEASED!! Feels good, looks great, and unique as I would hope to have. I hope to see that this lasts as long as my leather wallets if not ALOT longer. If I can do a follow up reveiw in a few years.... I will do so as well!

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