The Source: NBA & Looptworks Create Fan Gear from Traded Player Jerseys
March 05, 2019
Have you ever wondered what becomes of official NBA jerseys when a player gets traded or decides to “take their talents” elsewhere?...
Portland Business Journal: The Breakout Bunch
February 08, 2019
"[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..."
Outside Online: What Companies Guarantee Their Gear
September 11, 2015
Sometimes gear breaks or fails before it should. If that happens, you want a refund or at least a new product. Some companies will fight you, but I've listed several below that won't...
Best Leather: Meet Looptworks
August 25, 2015
Looptworks is a Portland-based bag and pack company made entirely from pre-consumer upcycled materials. Instead of sourcing brand new materials, Looptworks takes perfectly usable “waste” materials from around the globe to create unique products...
The Oregonian: Every Day is Earth Day for Looptworks
April 22, 2014
Today is Earth Day, but Scott Hamlin and his crew won’t get around to the Earth Day-like activity until Saturday. That’s when the Looptworks co-founder and some company employees will participate in weed pulling and litter pick-up at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, in an event sponsored by SOLVE and the Surfrider Foundation...
Oregon Live: Looptworks Turns Discards into Dollars
September 01, 2012
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...
Carryology: Interview with Looptworks Founders
June 08, 2012
Portland-based Looptworks loves nothing more than liberating the potential in excess materials through upcycling. Co-founded by Scott Hamlin and Gary Peck, the brand produces a range of carry items from iPad sleeves to laptop cases and backpacks...
Fast Company: Looptworks Turns Excess into Clothing
September 02, 2009
American Apparel is attracting attention (as usual) for selling its Bag-O-Scraps to consumers, but a new company called Looptworks is actually taking excess textile waste and turning it into limited edition clothing. In other words, the company is trying to make trash a coveted item...