Hand Made Christmas 2014 – Vélo Culture

Every day leading up to christmas we are going to try and feature a Hand Made product or seller right here on the badge makers blog. If you want to recommend someone to us please do get in touch.

 

First I’d like to introduce you to Vélo Culture run by Bev Blakeman from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. We found Vélo Culture a few months back and ended up doing a hand made swap (badges for a wash bag) and this little wash bag has travelled the country & the world with us already.

 

Vélo Culture Rubber Washbag
Vélo Culture Rubber Washbag

 

Vélo Culture up cycle Bike parts & inner tubes into a whole bunch of innovative products, from belts to the aforementioned Wash Bag, purses & wallets and a whole host of other unique products. The Wash Bag Bev sent us was made with a blue zip & stitching & looks amazing. It’s so tough & hardwearing, so far it’s visited Europe & most corners of the UK and has proved to be far superior to my previous old leather bag. Plus it’s made out of Rubber, Bonus!

 

I love the fact that the products are hand made & from up-cycled materials. It looks fab in our bathroom & surprisingly has garnered a lot of attention from friends & family. I’m hoping to grab a few more bits from the Vélo Culture etsy store for christmas presents.

 

I took a few pictures of our wash bag when it arrived. It was beautifully packaged & the tags are so cute. If you are looking for a really unique gift for a loved one this year please do consider hand made products & make Vélo Culture one of your first stops. When you buy Hand Made you put money back into the hands of real people & support small business, which Benefits our own economy directly. And you get some killer unique products made with love.

 

Vélo Culture Inner Tube Washbag
Vélo Culture Inner Tube Washbag
Vélo Culture Inner Tube Washbag
Vélo Culture Inner Tube Washbag
The Vélo Culture badges we made in return
The Vélo Culture badges we made in return

 

Go checkout the Vélo Culture store now and say Hi to them over on Twitter

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Vicki

I am 34 year old Vicki Bruce & am one half of www.koolbadges.co.uk the other half is my husband John. Together we like to craft watch old movies & go camping oh & we love BADGES!

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