Skateboards Made Girly
Founded by Beck Hickey in 2003 and headquartered in New York City, Beck(y)Bags is a collection of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind bags and accessories constructed with recycled skateboards and high-end fabrics.
Obviously, used decks are vital to her business, so for every used board she receives Beck donates $3 to a variety of non-profit organizations dedicated to building and maintaining public skateparks across the country.
"The grittiness of used, beat up boards combined with something really posh like silk speaks well to my overall aesthetic," Beck says, "and the beautiful contradiction that results, fuels my creativity."
As a teenager I had a 'thing' for scruffy skaters. Apparently some residual weakness for all things grungy has seeped into my taste in accesories because I think these bags are fabulous!
The fact Beck doesn't try to hide the scars that each board has acquired throughout it's life is admirable in itself, but to combine it with a lucious silk chamois lining...now that's smart.