Recycling Gets A New Meaning: Looptworks Turns Southwest Seats Into Bags

Before you buy another Christmas gift, think about where it came from and where it’s headed. That is, how was it produced and how will it be disposed of? Looptworks, a Portland-based company, thinks about this constantly. Its products, a selection of handbags, iPad cases, and other accessories, are all repurposed from used materials. Registered as a B corporation, or benefit corporation, Looptworks defines its offerings as “low-impact” products, made from old neoprene (from wetsuits) and polyester – materials that hardly break down.