Oregon Live: Looptworks Turns Discards into Dollars
Looptworks and 'upcycling' turn discards into dollars
Scott Hamlin can rattle off environmental data with a professor's familiarity. It takes at least 400 gallons of water to make a T-shirt. Textile waste makes up at least 5 percent of U.S. landfills. As much as 4,500 pounds of leather can be discarded daily from one manufacturer.
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"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."
"Blazers fans can support their team and the environment at the same time by buying upcycled fan gear.
A Portland upcycling company is re-purposing old Blazers jerseys and turning them into things like duffel bags, backpacks, hip packs and even pillows.
The company is called Looptworks..."