Sustainable Brands: Looptworks Takes to the Skies with Southwest Airlines Leather Seats

July 16, 2014

Southwest's 'LUV Seat' Project Will Upcycle 43 Acres of Used Leather, Create Jobs in Africa, US

On Tuesday, Southwest Airlines announced the launch of LUV Seat: Repurpose with Purpose, a global sustainability initiative to upcycle 43 acres of used leather seat coverings into new products that will benefit communities by providing employment, skills training, and donated products.

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