Our Mission is Simple: Turning Useless Into Useful

We want your old tubes!

Used bike tubes are the key ingredient to our durable and stylish products. Don’t let your old flats languish in a landfill – upcycle them with Alchemy Goods. We’ll make sure your blowout gets a second chance at life in one of our bags or wallets. To date, we’ve upcycled 400,000 tubes and counting!

Want to participate? You can deliver used tubes to bike shops who upcycle with us. You can also give a nudge to your local bike shop that you think should participate. Check the maps under “Tube Upcycling Locations” for participating shops near you, or save your tubes and mail them direct to Alchemy Goods via USPS flat rate box for $5.25. Thanks for participating!

Trek dealers:

Alchemy Goods has a tube upcycling partnership with Trek that allows dealers to participate at no cost. Simply save your shop’s bike tubes until you have a full box (50 – 65 lbs), and then follow the steps below:

  1. Log on to Dexter to access the Tube Recycling Label Generator.
  2. Click on the “Services” link.
  3. Under “Trek Services” click on the “Tube Recycling Label Generator” link.
  4. Fill out the form completely.
  5. Apply the form to the box of tubes and hand the box to your UPS driver.
  6. Congratulate yourself for helping Alchemy Goods and the environment!
REI Stores
REI stores:

Alchemy Goods has a tube recycling program in place with REI. The program allows REI bike shops to collect bicycle tubes and send them back to REI’s distribution center in Sumner. From Sumner, the tubes will come to our facility in Seattle.

For your location to participate, simply follow the steps below:

  1. Collect a full box of used inner tubes.
  2. Mark “used inner tubes for Alchemy Goods” on the box
  3. Send the box back to REI’s distribution center in Sumner.
  4. Once the distribution center has a full pallet, they will notify us and we’ll go pick up the tubes.
  5. Congratulate yourself for helping Alchemy Goods and the environment!
Independent Bike Shops
Independent shops:

Independent bike shops everywhere can participate in our tube recycling program. As a thank you for participating, we offer partner shops Pro-Deal forms for all shop staff. Contact us for pro deal forms for your location.

To participate, follow the steps below:

  1. Collect and densely pack a box of used tubes. Boxes between 20 and 65 pounds are ideal.
  2. Ship the tubes to Alchemy Goods via USPS or UPS Ground.
  3. Congratulate yourself for helping Alchemy Goods and the environment!

The Do’s:

  • Do – Send us bike tubes of all sizes, including road tubes.
  • Do – Include tubes with blowouts, holes or patches – we’ll still use them!
  • Do – put a small “nip” in the tube near the valve stem to help release all of the trapped air.
  • Do – Send in your tubes once your box hits 50 – 65 pounds – but don’t go over 70 lbs.

The Don’ts:

  • Don’t cut your tubes in half! To maximize our material yield, please leave the entire tube intact.
  • Don’t send us bike tires.
  • Don’t send us any tubes that have slime or sealant – it fouls the other tubes and makes them unusable.
  • Don’t remove the valve stem! We use them to create zipper pulls for our bags.
  • Don’t send us garbage or refuse of any kind.

We stand behind our Goods for their entire (second) lifetime. We’ll repair any original manufacturing defects for free, and we’re also happy to offer a quote to fix any accidental damage that may occur during the life of your product as well.

Return Policy

If your product isn’t exactly what you had expected, you may return it within 30 days for a refund as long as the product is in new and re-sellable condition. To return an item, you must first receive an RMA number by filling out our RMA form.

Made in the U.S.A.

Our materials are sorted, cut, cleaned and prepped in our Seattle workshop. Our bags are assembled at a sewing shop in the neighborhood.

Contact Us

Alchemy Goods
1723 1st Ave. S.
Seattle, Wa 98134

Phone: 206.484.9469
Fax: 206.774.7801