Our Mission is Simple: Turning Useless Into Useful
About Alchemy Goods

While medieval alchemists sought to turn lead into gold, we strive to turn useless stuff like blown-out inner tubes, old seatbelts and advertising banners into useful stuff like bags and wallets. Another word for this is upcycling. Recycling turns stuff into the same thing over and over again. Upcycling turns something of lesser value into something of greater value.

Our First Ag Bag
Ag History

People say that “necessity is the mother of invention,” and that’s exactly the way Alchemy Goods got started. My messenger bag got stolen and I needed another one. But the perfect messenger bag eluded me.

There were always extra inner tubes lying around my apartment, and I realized that I could probably build the perfect bag out of stuff I already had. The first prototype was born on my home sewing machine. It wasn’t perfect, but it was exactly what I needed.

Soon, my friends wanted their own. Then local bike shops caught a glimpse and expressed interest. Each bag improved over the last. Thanks to my friends, demand grew and grew, which led to the founding of Alchemy Goods.

So to whoever it was that stole my bag...you were the inspiration for my imagination. Thank you.

What's Up with the Tiny Number in the Corner?
Tiny Numbers

The logo on each product page has a unique number in the upper right corner. This tiny number has big significance. It represents the percent (by weight) of upcycled material that goes into each product.

We strive to make this number as high as possible by incorporating as much upcycled material as we can.

182,000 Inner Tubes Reclaimed and Counting!
Recycling Your Inner Tubes

The inner tubes in our goods are reclaimed from cyclists and bike shops across the country. Do you ride or know someone that does?

All REI bike shops are participating in our recycling program. Check here to find an REI near you.

All Trek shops are eligible for inner tube recycling. Ask your local Trek dealer if they are participating in our inner tubes recycling program.

If you live in the Seattle area, the chances are your local bike shop is collecting tubes for us.

We are always happy to take boxes of tubes (not tires) addressed to us. Contact the Recycling Coordinator if you have any questions about recycling your inner tubes.

Custom products and private labeling Custom products and private labeling
Custom products and private labeling

We custom manufacture unique upcycled products from used advertising banners and reclaimed inner tubes. We can manufacture from materials you provide, or private label items from our existing product line. Let us help with your next product, event or festival!
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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