Portland Business Journal: The Breakout Bunch
The New Faces of A&O
"Long known for giants and startups, the critical middle-class emerges in a signature industry."
"[Scott] Hamlin's Portland-based Looptworks is another company that's grown without significant investor cash. Hamlin said the business doesn't have debt. He also said it doesn't have a line of credit."
"'Every penny we spend goes right back into the brand,' Hamlin said."
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..."