Forbes: 10 Great Gifts For Travelers, 2015 Edition
Forbes features our upcycled leather bags in this gift guide round up!
"We love recycled products, especially when they’ve got a story as clever and a look as cool as these bags from Portland, Oregon-based Looptworks. They “upcycle” leather from old airline passenger seats into messenger bags, duffels, backpacks and more. Production started last year with Southwest Airlines seats ($160-250) and this year they’re introducing a line from Alaska Airlines ($140-230), in russet leather – and it kept some 4,000 Alaska seat covers out of landfills. "
Read the full article on Forbes.
Also in Press
"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..."