Alchemy Goods designs sophisticated designer's bags out of useless materials such as blown-out inner tubes, old seat belts and advertising banners. They simply brand the manufacturing process as "upcycling". Recycling turns materials into the same thing over and over again while upcyling turns something useless into something useful. One of the very first Alchemy Goods bags was a prototype bike-tube messenger bag made with a sewing machine by founder Eli Reich in 2004. Surprisingly he did that because his prior bag was stolen. The bag gained tremendous traction from the community, and it embarked the journey of producing bags using inner tube materials reclaimed. Right before the world knows it, they have expanded business from Seattle and Washington (where headquarter is sited at) into the worldwide. The bags are design with both sophistication and functionality in mind, so that you would have no worries over you collection of gadgets, laptop, files and paper works. These are just amazing pieces of bags. iMyBags.com love the way Alchemy Goods feels and would definitely recommend it to our customers.