Don't throw out those tires just yet—they can turn into fashion.
Artist Ruth Waddy cuts the tire then sews a few pieces together in a fashionable design. The result is a trendy textile which looks like leather.
Waddy says it takes days to make her creations, and sometimes she spends hours cleaning out the inside of the tires. Her mission is to reclaim and recycle.
"Bike tubes are interesting, always a conversation piece,” Waddy said. “I can do this intricate cutting that I like to do so much."
Ruth Waddy graduated from Tulane University with a degree in costume design. Click here for more information.