Saroengrong Wong-Savun

Style meets environmental sustainability in Saroengrong’s company, Rubber Killer. Since 2005 the innovator from Chiang Mai has recycled over 25,000 vehicle inner tubes by transforming them into high-quality footwear, bags and accessories, which he sells across Bangkok and exports to Japan and the United Kingdom. In 2016 Saroengrong was one of only 10 Thai designers showcased at ASEAN’s biggest fashion trade show, BIFF&BIL. In fact, he’s not just a man of the earth but also of the people, with part of Rubber Killer’s profits funding scholarships for disadvantaged Thai students. The brand also promotes the generation of local income sources by hiring only workers from a small village in rural Chiang Mai. Trust us, Saroengrong is saving the world one tote bag at a time.

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