Urban Lace specializes in making unique eco-friendly designer jewelry. Our one of a kind jewelry is created from recycled bicycle inner tubes collected from local bike shops. We also use recycled ultra micro fiber from post industrial fabric waste in order to create our bold and colorful pieces. Our goal is to make high quality, high fashion, environmentally friendly products that people love to wear. We create elegant design with the planet in mind.
Inner tubes are not only durable, flexible, and waterproof, they can also be beautiful. Each year thousands of inner tubes are thrown into landfills in the US alone, where they will sit for hundreds of years. Urban Lace is committed to renewing those discarded tubes into wearable art.
We believe that a business should be environmentally, animal and people friendly. We believe that you should love what you do and do it without harm. Without pollutants and with happy healthy employees. We strive to create Earth friendly products that not only people will love to wear, but will allow others to think about items in there everyday life a little differently. We hope that our jewelry will make people see a new way of living, a world where everything isn't disposable, but reusable.
Barbi Touron and Aaron Shear are the owners/designers for Urban Lace. Barbi Touron started out in a small garage below her apartment making jewelry for friends in 2006. As more and more people wore her jewelry and word of mouth spread, so did the demand for these unique creations. With orders growing beyond her ability to keep up, Barbi partnered with Aaron Shear and Urban Lace was born. They worked together September 2011- February 2015. Since the arrival of their little one in 2015, Barbi is now working solo and looking forward to expanding the Urban Lace line.
Urban Lace products are handcrafted and made in Portland, Or. All of our products have been carefully washed and are coated in an organic plant-based formula that Urban Lace has developed, giving each bracelet its lasting luster. This formula allows each piece to retain its soft texture and smooth appearance.
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Bicycle Transit Alliance
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Education for Equality International
Each time you make a purchase on our website we donate 3% of our yearly proceeds to an environmental education group. Thank you all for supporting small businesses and helping to making our world a better place to live and grow.