Oregon Live: Looptworks Turns Discards into Dollars
September 01, 2012
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.
Looptworks is thrilled to announce a goal to recapture 17 million tons of textiles that end up in the landfill annually. To help with this large scale project, we're seeking to build a new PNW facility where we will upcycle, downcycle, and recycle textiles into fibers.
Loopworks is taking the next step toward transforming the world's excess textile materials into premium upcycled goods, recycled fibers and downcycled goods aims to eliminate global textile waste while inspiring people and businesses to reduce their impact on the planet.