Recycled, Fair Trade Wonders

June 30th, 2010

You can put old tires to good use. Well, for those of us who aren’t extra crafty like that, you can buy tires that have been turned into a purse or iPod or mobile phone case. And the prices are reasonable. Plus, you’re supporting Fair Trade when you pick up these recycled tire products from Taraluna, one of my fave online shops for Fair Trade items.

I don’t have any kind of affiliation with Taraluna, and they don’t advertise on this site. But when I saw these new Fair Trade and recycled items at a very reasonable price, I had to pass it along. Plus, this is an easy and fun back-from-vacation type post!

One of Taraluna’s producers in Nepal was situated directly across from a place that was burning tires (eek), so they came up with this solution and stopped the burning.  The waterproof tire purses and other accessories (like coin purses or wallets) help provide work at fair wages. And the tire bags have a lot of pockets and details.  Some may even have the Goodyear logo!

Check out the selection of recycled tire bags at Taraluna.

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