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Retired fire hoses recycled into fashionable purses
Jul '09
Everyone would have watched the brave, toughest, and courageous firefighters involved in fire extinguishing operation. But many of us would not have given a thought to, “What will happen to the hoses once they become old?”

Recycling has its own creative applications for retired fire hoses. Fashionable handbags and other accessories are made from recycled fire hoses, and is now an emerging trend in the market.

These accessories solve a twofold purpose of being trendy, and ecological. After helping to save people from the deadly tongues of fire, these hoses are recycled and are used innovatively for making beautiful and elegant handbags, wallets, and belts.

One will never be able to observe that the raw materials form which these beautiful tote bags and belts are made, were once destined for a landfill.

Dirt and grime are removed, and the hoses undergo green process where it transforms the 'once' fire hoses into classic handbags. Attractive belts, wallets, card holders are also made from this material.

Basic material being taken from recycled fire hoses, the supplementary materials are also taken from other recycled sources making the process completely sustainable.

While reclaimed office furniture is used as lining material in handbags, reclaimed sailing cloth from racing boats are used in wallets.

Green process of recycling has breathed new life into old and retired fire hoses. Classic, and timeless in beauty, these products are eco friendly and at the same time satisfy the want of the owner to look fashionable as well.

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