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June 23, 2017


Made (Upcycled) in the USA

We make many of our products here in the USA. The bulk of our product development is performed in our workshop in Portland, Oregon. Products are designed, mocked up and sampled by our team of makers and sewers. 

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May 05, 2017


A Happy Accident: the Story of the Mini Dopp Kit

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Our new compact-sized dopp kit may have been the result of a happy accident, but it may just be the perfect size!

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April 28, 2017


The Spring into Action Giveaway

25% of fresh water in the US is used to produce food that never gets eaten, simply because it isn't pretty to look at, despite being perfectly edible.

Because imperfect produce isn't sellable due to purely aesthetic appearances, many farms do not attempt to sell it, and simply throw it away.

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April 22, 2017


Carbon Offsets: a new option to help neutralize our impact

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We've teamed up with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to create options to further reduce our impact on the environment.

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April 17, 2017


Earth Day 2017: Five things you can do to help the environment

Hopefully throughout the week leading up to Earth Day you’re out giving back to the environment locally, but here are a few things you can also do to help support pro-environmental policy.

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April 14, 2017


Employee Spotlight: Meet Alex

Behind the Scenes: Meet Alex. Though relatively new to the Looptworks team, she's already gain office fame as the designer of our dopp kits.

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March 28, 2017


Iceland Adventures: a trip to the land of fire and ice. (Or waterfalls, rainbows, sour beer and hot pools)

 Our friend Kelsi traveled to Iceland with her Northwest Upcycled Backpack and gives us the 411 on planning a trip.

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February 14, 2017


The Green Games: Portland Trail Blazers + Looptworks Collaboration

deconstructing blazer jerseys

What do you do with 4,000 obsolete game jerseys? If you're the Portland Trail Blazers and looking for a green solution, you call Looptworks, that's what.

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December 25, 2016


Looking back on an amazing 2016

From airline seat covers to tent flies to skis to unused materials, we take pride in aiding brands with their sustainability initiatives, knowing that we're helping to change an industry one step at a time. 

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December 09, 2016


The 12 Days of Upcycling

the 12 days of upcycling

The 12 Days of Upcycling are upon us! From 12/9 - 12/20, visit our homepage to view our deal of the day, or scroll to view the latest announcements.

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December 09, 2016


Upcycling Skis: Making the Shot Ski

making the shotski

Every year, thousands of skis and snowboards are scrapped and retired, eventually ending up in the landfill. Often the only option is to shred them and downcycle the materials, unless you get creative.

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November 22, 2016


Folding Shot Ski, Will Travel (Plus Other Amazing Gift Ideas for the Holidays)

doing a shot with the shotski

Why are these outdoor lovers so happy? Because our Looptlabs product development team ambushed them mid-hike and recruited them as product testers for our newest (re)invention, the Upcycled Folding Shot Ski!

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