Old, worn tyres can be hard to get rid of and are destined for landfills. Cape Town HOMEMAKERS Expo exhibitor, Retyred Designs is tackling this environmental problem by repurposing tyres into cool and comfy ottomans.

Retyred Design’s creator, Sharon Woollon spent 20 years in the corporate world before she came across recycled tyres while looking for ideas to satisfy her creativity. She now enjoys designing different ottomans, from contemporary and trendy, to quirky and colourful.

Transforming tyres that undoubtedly end up in landfills into durable and stylish furniture reduces waste and promotes local business. Retyred Designs only use quality materials and upholstery is impeccable, creating a product that’s both functional and beautiful.

While Sharon is busy designing ottomans and sourcing the ideal fabric, Kwanele Sibanda, a local upholsterer from Masiphumelele township in Cape Town, manufactures them from start to finish. “I’ve been doing upholstery for 17 years now. It’s what I’m good at and I love seeing how each finished product turns out.”

Each ottoman has it’s own unique flair, celebrating local culture and traditions. Retyred Designs ottomans can be customised to suit just about any taste and personality.

Visit their stand at the 2018 Cape Town HOMEMAKERS Expo to see their wide selection of handmade ottomans.