Tuesday, 21 June 2011

on the road again

 Recycling is Heidi Ritsch's keyword and her
philosophy foundation stone: she creates
eco-friendly fashion accessories made of
recycled materials such as old bike tires,
inner tubes, discarded seat belts, aluminium
   bolts, antennas and similar gadgets.  

 Heidi's original hand-made belts, for instance,
are totally done with old bicycle tires, cleaned
and processed by ”Hands”, a non-profit
organization based in Bolzano, northwestern Italy.
After having covered lots of kilometres, old
tires are now ready to begin a new phase
in their own production cycle around people's
waist and their vintage appeal is so inviting. 

”When I was a child I always tried to open
that strange object... the toolbox which
contained the right instruments to repair
my old, beloved bicycle”
she recalls so
it's small wonder that the aged toolbox
today contains her fancy accessories
conveying old stories, deep emotions
and fragments of reality.

1 comment:

  1. What a fantastic use for old tyres - I would love some of those gorgeous belts!! xo