A Brazilian man has turned his artistic talents into making spectacular pet beds out of old tyres.
Amarildo Silva Filho believes that “the only way to do a great job is to love what you do.” So the aspiring 23-year-old artist left his job in a supermarket and came up with his pet bed idea after noticing piles of tyres on the side of the streets.
He said: “I always wanted my financial independence and to be able to work doing what I like and still help the environment and animals.”
Amarildo's first creations were for his friends who loved the beds and his business kicked off.
He said: “I make donations to institutions that care for animals and buy medicines, food and pay for surgeries for the animals who are sick.
“I also do social projects with students from public and private schools, showing the importance of sustainability for the environment through environmental education and through workshops to put tyre recycling into practice."
After separating the tyres, he cuts, washes and paints them. He personalises each pet bed by drawing a unique design on each tyre, and writing the name of the animal to whom the pet bed will belong to. Finally, he adds some carrying straps and a mattress - which he sews himself - for the animals to curl up on.
There are more pictures and information on his Instagram and Facebook accounts - search Caominhas Pets.
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