Em and Ivan handcraft up-cycled products using bicycle parts sourced from local bike stores that would otherwise end up in landfill. The Melbourne based creative duo spend their days crafting jewellery, interior and exterior wares, accessories and artworks using upcycled bicycle bits.
The duo specialise in taking something like a punctured bike inner tube, a cog or a wonky wheel and turning it into something quirky through crafting it and recycling it in an unexpected way by designing and handcrafting sustainable wares. The products are diverse and range from highly polished bicycle chain cufflinks to delicately crafted inner tube jewellery and statement bicycle wheel clocks.
Tread & Pedals was born whilst working at a bike store in inner Melbourne several years ago, as both were amazed at the amount of bicycle parts going straight to the tip. It was then that Tread & Pedals was born, turning trash into beautiful bicycle treasures. Inspiration for their work comes from nature, modern functional design and their passion for all things bicycle. Their bicycle love is so deep that you will often hear them humming “I want to ride my bicycle” as they work away in the Studio and Workshop.