Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) June 14, 2013
The Grommet, an online shopping site and product launch platform for innovative and undiscovered products, is working with Seattle entrepreneur to feature Alchemy Goods, upcycled accessories. The Grommet is proud to feature this company as they both believe in sustainable manufacturing that resides in the U.S.
Eli Reich knows how to find the silver lining… and then reduce, reuse and recycle it so none of the optimism is wasted. When his messenger bag was stolen, Eli started thinking about how to make a replacement. Working with a pile of extra inner tubes, he started sewing. Today, Eli’s company, Alchemy Goods, transforms blown-out inner tubes, old seatbelts and advertising banners into new bags and accessories -- and he thanks the messenger bag thief for the creative inspiration.
Eli’s Ballard belt is made from reclaimed bike tubes that stretch just enough to be comfortable but won’t lose their shape. It comes with a removable steel buckle. For grooming essentials, the fully lined Elliot Toiletry Bag has a water-resistant exterior made from truck inner tubes and a zipper pull made from a tube valve.
All the materials are sorted, cut, cleaned and prepped in the company’s Seattle workshop, and the bags are assembled at a local sewing shop. A tiny number on the logo shows the percentage of upcycled material used to make each product. In with the old, out with the new!
About The Grommet
The Grommet is a highly curated online marketplace and launch platform for products of great utility, style or inventions that haven’t hit the big-time yet. The Grommet seeks out these unique products, carefully tests them, and produces a video review of each one telling the story behind its creation. The Grommet is rooted in the philosophy of Citizen Commerce whereby regular people form the commerce experience by suggesting products that reflect their values and interests. Citizen Commerce turns the typical top down retailer approach sideways, encourages global product innovation from small producers, and satisfies the consumer’s need to know the stories behind and origins of favorite products. The company was also just named one of the hottest sites of 2013 by Internet Retailer. For more information, visit http://www.TheGrommet.com.