Tippy Tippens

I designed this wallet in collaboration with Patti Dunn of Tchoup Industries. It is 100% upcycled, vegan, & gives back to Fund 17, who empowers everyday, underserved entrepreneurs in all 17 wards of New Orleans.

This wallet is the local-est! The six interior pockets are made of tyvek & bicycle inner tubes from Dashing Bicycle's flat fixes. The exterior is made from drops from Tchoup's cotton canvas packs, the canvas is also made in the U.S. A surprise is found on the inside, within the cash pocket - Dream & Hustle, a reminder while spending /saving your cash.

Made in New Orleans by Tchoup Industries.

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Funny story, sharing a retail space with Marin of Dashing Bicycles led to this idea. Upon seeing the pile of inner tubes form as Marin fixed flat tires, it made we wonder how they could be re-purposed. I mentioned to Marin that I was playing around with some bike tube wallet ideas when I asked if I could save and re-use the punctured tubes. She saw Patti a couple days later & mentioned it to her, who also happened to be working on wallet / bike tube ideas. What are the odds? Marin let us both know & this collaboration was born.
Love good friends & partnerships.

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