I’m Kelly and I’m passionate about making things using reclaimed materials.
I started Team Sikel in April 2019 to take things otherwise destined for the tip and create something functional and cool.
My main product line is made using punctured bicycle inner tubes, but I'm always on the lookout for new materials to transform.
Inner tubes sit inside a bike tyre and are what hold the air. The ones I use are sourced from local bike shops or customers at markets. After cleaning, they get turned into something useful, like wallets, accessories, or bags.
Inner tubers are made from butyl rubber, a synthetic rubber also used in lining ponds and in the construction of roofs. The material isn't widely recycled in the UK, and if not patched or repurposed would otherwise end up in landfill.
Everything you see in the shop was made by me, start to finish. Please let me know if you have any questions.
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