Upworthy: 5 Ways Companies are making gorgeous clothes that are the opposite of fast fashion.
July 25, 2016
"You can now take your airplane seat everywhere you go.
When Southwest Airlines decided to redesign their cabins in 2014, that meant getting rid of 80,000 leather seats.
Looptworks, a company from Portland, Oregon, knew they could put those seats to good use. They teamed up with Southwest to turn their old leather seat covers into fashionable products like purses and duffle bags. And fashionable they are...."
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.