14 Aug '11, 11pm

Vegan Steampunk USB Bracelet is Made from Recycled Linoleum Flooring

All Images Courtesy of Jesse Herbert Designer Jesse Herbert , who also works as a musician, wanted a way to distribute his music to friends and customers that wasn't as wasteful as CDs . He decided on USB keys, but wasn't content to just hand out the devices themselves. So he built them into steampunk-inspired, vegan-friendly cuffs, made from a pretty surprising source: recycled linoleum flooring. Herbert's first version of the bracelet was made of leather, a material he's worked with before, in the form of a wine rack made for bikes . For the cuff, he wanted an option that would be acceptable to vegan friends and customers. But instead of going with a conventional leather alternative , Herbert decided on something much more original: old linoleum, which means that the already very green material gets a second life. The bracelets are hand-made by Herbert in his Montreal st...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/vegan-steampunk-u...

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