THE RE­CY­CLING CY­CLE

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Tread & Pedals is an Aus­tralian com­pany that cre­ates jew­ellery and home­ware ac­ces­sories from old bi­cy­cle pieces.

Clocks are made from dis­carded bike cas­settes with old spokes, re­cy­cled as a stand and tex­tured up­cy­cled grey up­hol­stery fab­ric used as back­ing.

Cuf­flinks are com­posed from pieces of bike chain; belts are based on old inner tubes; and old ball bear­ings have been fea­tured into neck­laces.

The com­pany states that it was born “whilst work­ing at a bike store in inner Mel­bourne … as we were amazed at the amount of bi­cy­cle parts go­ing straight to the tip.

“It was shock­ing to see how much waste was be­ing gen­er­ated by some­thing we had al­ways con­sid­ered to be a sus­tain­able form of trans­port. It was then that we de­cided to make some­thing from this so-called trash, and started look­ing at bike parts in a whole new way.

“We take our in­spi­ra­tion from na­ture, mod­ern func­tional de­sign, and our pas­sion for all things bi­cy­cle.”

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