Recycling various car parts to make all kinds of products is becoming popular. A case in point is the Couch company that takes ‘vintage’ vinyl and cloth seat covers, trunk liners and seatbelt webbing (no leather, please, the owners are vegans) and turns them into consumer products, including guitar and camera straps, belts, bags and wallets. The wide assortment of guitar straps are derived from retired Mustangs, Volkswagens, Cadillacs and Mercedes Benz models, etc., and are priced from $45-$50. Camera straps range from $20-$30, while wallets sell for $20-$34. Couch makes other cool stuff, which can be viewed/purchased at www.couchguitarstraps.com.

From seatbelts to guitar straps

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