Sonic Fabric Shirt Ties Made from Old Cassette Tapes

Sonic Fabric Shirt Ties Made from Old Cassette Tapes

Taryn Williford
Nov 2, 2009

These ties might look ordinary. But within the weave is a blend of 50 percent colored thread and 50 percent actual recorded audio cassette tape. And get this: You can play the ties with a DIY sonic fabric reader...

The ties come in three colors: black (woven with black thread and black tape), dark brown (brown tape, black thread), and light gray (gray thread, black tape). Each comes packaged in an earth-friendly individual gift box for $90 from Supermarket.

Sonic fabric is cool in it's own right—rocking a tie made from recycled audio tapes is a great way for us undercover geeks to keep it real at even the most conservative office.

But the thing we love most about these ties is the fact that with an old walkman and some time, you can make a sonic fabric reader that can play remnants of what was originally on the tapes. In the case of these ties, the sound collages come from the tie creator's band Improbable Projects' album, Between Stations, which is based on looped and layered samples collected on and under the streets of NYC.

If this was right up your alley, here's some other cool things we've seen made from cassette tapes:

Via OhGizmo!

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