It’s not just for envelopes and wrapping houses.
Discovered in 1955 by DuPont researcher Jim White, Tyvek® is a non-woven material made of spunbond high-density polyethylene fibers. It is highly resistant to tearing yet easily cut with a knife or scissors, water resistant yet highly breathable, and lightweight.
Although Tyvek is most commonly used as a water vapor barrier on houses, shipping envelopes, wrist bands and CD envelopes, the unique properties of this material have proven useful in some unique and creative ways. In no particular order, here are some of the many faces of Tyvek.
Wallets and clutches
Paperwallet also carries a collection of artist-made Tyvek wallets and clutches.
A bivy sack
Keep your sleeping bag clean and dry with an ultralight DIY bivy sack.
The UTLAB’s Light Wing Pencil shoes weigh a scant 150 grams and they look a lot better than clean room or painter’s booties.