Last Updated on January 5, 2023 by Pets Feed
Amarildo Silva is a 23-year-old entrepreneur with a great creative mind. He has always wanted to work for himself through craftsmanship and that is exactly what he has been doing for the past year and a half. Amarildo transforms old tires into beds for cats and dogs, he also creates poufs, eco-friendly bins and even Christmas decorations.
This young man gave himself entirely to making these precious creations, bringing joy and comfort mainly to dogs and cats.
Every day, Amarildo cuts, washes, paints and draws with great passion. He lives in Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil, and it’s amazing what he can achieve with materials that many would throw away as trash.
A young craftsman creates a pet bed with tires
Amarildo told G1:
“I saw puppies sleeping in old tires in the middle of the street and I went to look for NGOs that take care of animals in the city and saw that they also use tires as little beds so that the animals are sleeping. That’s when I decided to create a different and fun model for them”.
Day after day, Amarildo tries to bring innovative ideas that generate socio-environmental impact
Initially, this young man gave the tire platforms to NGOs. He posted photos of his creations on social media and managed to capture the attention of hundreds of people who started placing orders wanting to buy beds for their puppies or kittens.
Amarildo previously worked as a cashier in a supermarket network and three years later he was able to fulfill the dream he had always wanted.
To date, there are more than 1,500 beds made by this craftsman. The production is done in his house and his family helps him. Old tires are collected from the street.
“I take tires in large quantities, whether in the streets, tire shops, vacant lots, wherever I can find them… I only have the support of my family, I take short steps without outside investment.
A young man transforms old tires into beds for dogs and cats
Amarildo has a room where he keeps all the tires which he later separates to create animal beds.
He said :
“I can store up to 300 tires in this reserved space in my garden.”
Today, most bed production is made to order. At the moment, orders for Amarildo come mainly from Campina Grande and João Pessoa.
“When I posted a photo of the idea on social media, a lot of people liked it and shared it. People all over the country are placing orders, but I don’t have the structure to m ‘take care of everyone’.
This boy’s idea caused such a stir that in February of this year he was invited to participate in the program “Es el hogar” on TV Globo in Rio de Janeiro.
Amarildo also promotes workshops to turn tires into crafts. Currently, he is even carrying out projects in a public school in Campina Grande and in the town of Remigio, in the Agreste del Estado.
“Both projects aim to transform vacant land into leisure spaces. And at the Campina Grande school, I do this with the help of the students”.
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