The Source: NBA & Looptworks Create Fan Gear from Traded Player Jerseys
NBA Jerseys get new life with Looptworks
Have you ever wondered what becomes of official NBA jerseys when a player gets traded or decides to “take their talents” elsewhere? Sure, some fans keep them as nostalgic keepsakes, while others might find a more toasty approach — we’re looking straight at you, Cavs fans! — but upcycling-savvy business venture Looptworks found a better, more sustainable option overall that turns your favorite team apparel into one-of-a-kind items that still rep for your favorite franchise.
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"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."