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What are you supposed to do with a skateboard deck after it’s completely thrashed? If you’re designer Beck Hickey of Beck(y), you turn them into killer, hand-crafted one-of-a-kind bags.

The recycled decks, crafted in her New York City studio, are mixed with plush, high-end fabrics, creating a contradiction that Beck says, “fuels my creativity.” She alters the boards as little as possible in order to maintain the integrity of their original design, something she feels is extremely important. The result is both unique and fashion-forward.

In order to keep the skateboards coming in, which are donated to her from a variety of sources, and to give back to the community, she created the Boards 4 Bowls program, in which she donates to a variety of non-profit organizations dedicated to building/maintaining public skateparks around the country for every skateboard she receives.

You can check out Beck(y)’s collaboration with Element (shown above) here and here.

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