Issue 108

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The designer used creativity and imagination to craft items out of scraps such as belts, guitar straps, dog collars and leads. Every single item is made out of bicycle and car tyres or inner tubes even the jewellery and skirts. Instead of polluting the planet with waste Laura is thinking of innovative ways of repurposing waste material into useful products, but where did this bright idea come from? "I got the inspiration from my life-changing trip in Tanzania" says Laura Zabo. "I witnessed the idea of making sandals out of rubber tyres in a Maasai market." "I chose to create these fashionable items out of reusable treads because tyres are great substitutes for leather and plastic," Zabo explains further. Not only that but the items are durable, making the accessories hard wearing, perfect for accessories like guitar straps. Not just content with retrieving tyres from landfills to produce her up-cycled products, Zabo also offers a discount to customers who send back their old items, encouraging them not to bin them. This means waste is minimised as much as possible. The future is very much on Laura's mind, looking to make a difference one tyre at a time she explains "I hope to be able to upcycle 100,000 tyres by 2020, so that more sustainable fashion accessories can be created." Having already used over four tonnes of scrap tyres she is well on her way to that target. Zabo is currently working on getting a London Boutique to sell her wares but in the meantime, you can grab yourself something online. 14 ISSUE 108 / 2018 FASHION ZABO is a sustainable fashion accessory brand that creates handmade, cruelty-free and eco-friendly goods from reclaimed bicycles, car tyres and inner tubes, created by Laura Zabo. ZABO THE SUSTAINABLE FASHION ACCESSORY BRAND

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