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As we always say: “can excellence be accorded with environmental friendliness? Luxury and green-thinking? It is, indeed, possible. What could be more exclusive than something that, as well as being fabulous and unique, respects the environment throughout its manufacturing processes?
This, for example, is what encouraged us to create and use the hashtag #SaturdayRecycling on our Social profiles and on our blog.
Anybody who has green ideas over the weekend can post something of their own or something borrowed from the Web that has inspired them and might inspire others.
Or you can tell us some names and we’ll go to browse and study to evaluate the hypothesis of talking about it on our blog.
A nice idea, do not you think?
So, if you are passionate about the environment and like to “do your bit” whenever possible, choosing an artist, a designer, a company, an event, etc., with a green soul: talk about it”.
This time we will talk about CINGOMMA, belts, backpacks, accessories and also furnishing accessories, created by recycled tires and inner tubes.
I came across the CINGOMMA laboratory in Turin by pure chance and above all out of curiosity.
I went to visit the drum school which is next to their laboratory and then, going towards the exit, I noticed, looking through their windows, some splendid industrial lamps hanging from the ceiling.
It’s a kind of lamps and chandeliers that I love so much.
I was with some people, we had been out for work since that morning and so, at the end of the day, our only wish was to go back to the base, in Milan, but … CINGOMMA enchanted us.
We entered and were welcomed so I must say beautiful and unexceptionable, by two people, Fabio and Mattia who told us the story of CINGOMMA.
It was not a scheduled appointment, they didn’t know who we were, that’s why I want to emphasize what happened.
The smile, the education, the availability (they allowed us to take pictures) the overwhelming passion with which they told us the story of this virtuous Italian laboratory made us stay and fascinated us.
Another thing that struck us: the decor. All around vintage (original) pieces recovered and brought back to new life, perfectly in harmony with their eco-sustainable spirit, down to the smallest details. You can see it from the photos in the Gallery.
Time has passed since our casual meeting, but it doesn’t matter. If something, a brand or an idea deserves a bow and is commendable, it leaves an indelible mark.
A few days ago we reached Maurizio Sacco, the creator of this wonderful project all Made in Italy, which provided us with additional material and we thank him.
Enjoy the reading and support the green projects.
Gabriella Ruggieri for 1blog4u
CINGOMMA: Italian artisans repurposing bicycle tyres to create the ultimate handmade fashion accessories.
“Nobody should have to sacrifice ethics, style and quality in exchange for beauty. This is our philosophy and it is reflected in everything we create. Our products, unique in the world and designed for everyday use, bring to life the values of our company’s founders and the love of the artisans who produce them”.
CINGOMMA was established 10 years ago by the hands (literally) of Maurizio Sacco.
Well aware of how the world of business works in an industrious city such as Turin, he decided to focus on a product created on the basis of an industrious approach rather than an industrial one, putting his heart, soul and hands into his work.
The challenge was to combine passion, skill and talent to create a product that embodies the values and ethics of a group of friends who chose to improve the world in which we live: one day, they had an idea!
Every year, 380,000 tons of tyres are destined for disposal and that’s just in Italy. CINGOMMA does not want to live in a world covered by a black waste tip, so it has chosen to recycle this material, subjecting it to advanced cleaning treatments and transforming it into highly desirable clothing accessories: extraordinarily beautiful, extra strong, Italian… unique!
Our partnership with Positive Causes.
Protecting the environment and creating jobs in the area and communities where we work is a mission that has earned us certification from Positive Causes, an association that builds networks between companies.
CINGOMMA has chosen to focus on local artisans, without outsourcing production and has decided to limit access to its E-commerce store to avoid conflict with its excellent network of local distributors. Why? Because CINGOMMA believes it is the people, each one with their own story, who make the difference.
The quality of every belt, bag or backpack is talked about every day by families, professionals and enthusiasts and CINGOMMA wants it to stay that way, encouraging customers to physically go into stores whenever possible.
This is where it all started. Every CINGOMMA belt is a bicycle tyre transformed into a unique piece that is entirely hand made in Italy. You are not buying a belt, you are choosing a lifetime companion that knows no compromises between ethics, exceptional quality and beauty.
See all the ranges available.
Ready to face the urban jungle or to tackle a weekend of exploring and adventure? Take a CINGOMMA backpack with you. Made entirely from a recycled inner tube, it has been designed to accompany you to the office, on a walk or a bike ride.
How many of your friends have an armchair made of bicycle leather in their home or office? Yes, our furnishings accessories are upholstered entirely with recycled bicycle inner tubes, making them unique in the world. We can customise armchairs, sofas, chairs, tables and, why not, even mother-in-laws.
laboratory: Via Valprato, 68, 10155 Torino TO, Italia