BELLEVUE, Wash., April 21, 2022 — Iconic outdoor brand, Eddie Bauer and Looptworks, a certified B-Corp with over a decade of experience creating value from waste through textile circularity, announced today a partnership and the launch of its first (RE)FORM Collection. The two organizations will collaborate on unique product collections made from unsalable goods with a shared vision of eliminating global textile waste.
The first (RE)FORM Collection empowered by Looptworks will feature three bag styles, including a Bucket Bag, Hip Pack and Tote Bag in four colorways made from damaged mineral wash cotton sweatshirts. In partnership with Looptworks, Eddie Bauer is working to keep high-quality fabric remnants out of the landfill and give them a second life.
“We’re so excited to partner with another Pacific Northwest-based company that aligns with our brand’s sustainability goals,” said Damien Huang, Eddie Bauer CEO. “Together with Looptworks, we can help minimize waste through new innovative means.”
To create the (RE)FORM Collection, damaged mineral wash cotton sweatshirts were sent from Eddie Bauer stores and warehouses to the Looptworks workshop in Portland, OR where they were deconstructed and transformed in to upcycled bags. Each bag is hand sewn and maximizes the use of the fabric elements, avoiding over 1600 pounds of waste, 277 metric tons of carbon emissions and saving over 1.6M gallons of water – giving the mineral wash material a second life as stylish and functional bags.
“Looptworks is pleased to bring our circularity solutions to Eddie Bauer,” said Looptworks Founder and CEO, Scott Hamlin. We look forward to partnering with Eddie Bauer to help them achieve their sustainability goals.
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