Mixtape Apparel’s cool

Halifax clothing company repurposes cassette tapes for fashionistas

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Mixtape Apparel is a new company founded in Halifax by Chris Pike and Jason Duong, a 20-year-old Dalhousie commerce student. Along with offering belts and t-shirts, they repurpose old audio cassettes into belt buckles, saving them from the landfill and allowing for a fashion statement sure to make your skinny-jeaned hipster pals choke with covetous frustration. “My goal is to have eco-friendly, locally made fashionable products that are for the large majority made of upcycled/green materials,” explains Duong. The belt-buckles come in a selection of different colours and plastic shades, including the iconic Maxells. You can find them online at mixtapeapparel.com ($19.95 each) and at 24twentyeight (5181 Sackville Street).

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