PSFK: 80,000 Airline Seat Covers Reach Their Final Handbag Destination
80,000 Airline Seat Covers Reach Their Final Handbag Destination
When Southwest Airlines made the decision to retire over 80,000 seat covers–for one made of a new more lightweight material to conserve fuel–it soon wondered what to do with them. But instead of treating them as waste, or an easy one-off donation to a recycling center, it looked for a more meaningful way to send off the seat covers that had served so many passengers traveling for business, vacations and adventures befit for, well, a plane seat cover.
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Looptworks CEO, Scott Hamlin sat down with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to talk on redefining what a supply chain looks like and what can be done with it.
"DENVER — In a Portland workshop, hundreds of Denver Nuggets jerseys are being cut to pieces.
The Portlanders wielding the scissors aren't taking out their frustrations about the Trailblazers loss in Game 1 of the series with the Nuggets. They're taking the jerseys apart to put them back together again in the form of new gear for Nuggets fans."
"Looking for some new Trail Blazers gear ahead of game 2 against the Nuggets?
A local store is offering some gear with a twist.
When players are traded or jerseys are retired, often they can't be sold anymore and go into storage. The company Looptworks repurposes those items into gear that can be sold."