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Rubberized Fabric Series

"When finding new uses for the materials obtained overseas, we try to make use of the characteristics of the material as much as possible. A military poncho we purchased at the military’s surplus market was characterized by waterproof and water repellent fabric. The fabric is made by the traditional rubber coating process of natural rubber being painted between two thin pieces of fabric and crimped together. The sewing seams are covered with tape and a special adhesive from the back to ensure the item is completely waterproof. The only disadvantage is the smell of rubber remains. Although the smell will fade in time, it may bother some people in the beginning. After considering what products would benefit from being waterproof but not hindered by the rubber smell, we decided to use this material to make items such as umbrella bags and shoe bags. Each item is sewn together one by one after taking apart the original poncho so please allow for some marks and color differences on the items. We did make an extra effort when deciding on the position of the stitching so the water proof function is not weakened."

Area: India

Size 01
Size: approx. L 31.5 in. x W 45.25 in.

Size 02
Size: approx. L 37.5 in. x W 51 in.

Material: Repurposed Fabric (Polyester, Rubber, others)


By using recycled materials and hand made processes, PUEBCO imbues these objects with the feel of many lifetimes and a sense of history that makes each piece unique.