The Looptworks Aviation Collection features Bags, Duffles, Totes, Wallets, Carry-on bags and more, all manufactured from retired leather seat covers. All the products in this collection are handmade from Recycled Airline Seat Leather — a process known as Upcycling — resulting in stylish, durable, limited-edition products.
The Aviation Collection introduces the ultimate gifts for aviation enthusiasts, pilots, or anyone who appreciates high-quality, upcycled bags, totes, duffles, and wallets.
In order to conserve fuel, Southwest Airlines replaced their heavy leather airline seats with a lighter weight material. They wanted to ensure that the journey didn’t end for 80,000 leather seat covers. Utilizing these materials, we worked with the Portland Habilitation Center, a local company that provides job training and employment to clean and deconstruct the seats into usable materials we could then upcycle into new, useful - and great looking - products.
By purchasing an upcycled product from the In Flight Collection and Carry-On Collections, we're conserving an estimated 2,000 gallons of water per pound of leather!
Alaska Airlines is consistently ranked in the top echelon of airlines committed to lessening their impact on the environment. From reducing flight emissions, to improving the energy efficiency of its buildings, to implementing innovative recycling programs, Alaska strives to keep our planet healthy. As it came time to replace the leather airline seat covers from sister carrier Horizon Air, they approached us to come up with a cool upcycling project to find these old seats a new home.
In order to give this beautiful material a second life, we knew we had to make products that would stand the test of time. Backed by our lifetime warranty, each piece in the Carry On Collection is made with top quality stitching and components, ensuring this will be a go-to travel item for years to come.