Cherry Bombin' Wear - Recycled, Reconstructed Bicycle Tubes

About

Cherry Bombin’ wear products are all designed & created reusing old rubber inner-tubes, mainly from bicycles. Being durable & waterproof, up-cycled rubber is the ultimate alternative to leather & is 100% sustainable. Cherry Bombin’ wear rubber products will last a decade! All pieces are hand made & one of a kind.

Reusing these tubes also promotes the minimization of consumption and waste, helping to reduce ‘our’ carbon footprint. Cherry Bombin’ wear products prove that you can continue to have fresh gear while investing your monies responsibly, supporting small business, based on sustainability!

Cherry Bombin’ wear designs consist of a variety of wallets, wrist cuffs, belts, pocket books, purses, totes, adult novelty, messenger & travel bags, even clothing! Custom ordering is also available.

All creations are one of a kind and are pieced together from scratch. The process is long and vigorous, guaranteeing quality craftsmanship and longevity. Cherry Bombin’ wear designs and patterns are original and created by modisite, Anzela Tsimahidis.

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Our Story

Cherry Bombin’ wear was just an idea in high school; a dream to start a funky type of clothing line. I moved to Arizona from NY, for college at ASU & 3 years post receiving my bachelors degree, all the signs were pointing me to start that very idea. In 2007 Cherry Bombin’ wear became a reality.

I’m a cyclist & bicycle tubes started taking up a lot of space in the garage. They were flats that I would eventually patch up for reuse. The tubes were accumulating… then I had an idea. I would cut the rubber instead & use it to make soft goods; wallets, wrist cuffs, purses, messenger bags! It’s environmentally sustainable, an up-cycled material being used without the environment impact of cattle farming leather, which is also vegetarian/vegan. Could there be a textile more perfect? This was it & all of it wonderfully defined my lifestyle & me.

In 2005 I started cutting rubber & hand sewing wallets in my apartment & selling them at art events in Tempe Arizona. The response to my product was overwhelming, which inspired me even further. I joined a local artist cooperative boutique & in 2007 opened my own place. Cherry Bombin’ wear’s first production workspace & store was located off Roosevelt Row, in the heart of downtown’s Phoenix Arts district & by 2008 had multiple grassroots wholesale accounts, including 2 large corporate accounts: Whole Foods Market as their local lifestyle ‘green artist.’ & Good Vibrations Ecorotic®

After moving a few times, Cherry Bombin’ wear Stitchery still remains downtown, now in the La Melgosa Annex at the south end of the Grand Avenue Arts district, next to Eleventh Monk3y Apparel & Deiselandia. The stitchery looks like a set out of a Japanese cartoon candy store with a floating crystal mountain wall separating the workshop from office, with striped & polka dot walls amidst the sewing stations.

Although there are no set hours of operation at the stitchery, visitors are welcome to drop by while in the neighborhood or make an appointment to visit. Bicycle tube recycling is always welcome, as arriving to pile of tubes at the door is a pleasant surprise.

Cherry Bombin’ wear promotes & encourages: riding bikes, recycling, vegetarian/veganism, feminism, equal rights, street art, individuality, revolution, evolution & Love!

Recycling rubber as a leather alternative since 2007 --

100% recycled 100% hand made.