Royal Robbins x Looptworks
Packable, lightweight and functional, the Packable Travel Collection is the result of our collaboration with Royal Robbins. Upcycled from Royal Robbins fabrics, this small batch of limited edition products makes sure premium quality excess materials are utilized.
Ideal for outdoor as well as urban environments, they pack into a built in stuff sack, and the compact size make them easy to store until needed.
How it began
Scott Hamlin, the CEO and Founder of Looptworks, is also a Royal Robbins Alumni. During his tenure working for Royal Robbins, Scott was inspired by Royal’s forward looking vision on clean climbing in the US and how environmental stewardship was key to protecting the world’s wild and natural places.
Taking a page from Royal’s playbook, Scott started looking into the Athletic and Outdoor Industry practices around how to make products more environmentally responsible. In his research, he realized there are many materials being left over in the manufacturing process that end up getting destroyed without ever being used. This waste is referred to as “pre-consumer” waste, and there is an estimated 70 times more of it on the planet than the “post consumer” waste (things we have used).
Scott saw an opportunity to use creativity, design and innovation to rescue these excess materials and upcycle them into new products and he left Royal Robbins to help solve the global issue of textile waste by founding Looptworks.
When Royal Robbins wanted to divert their excess materials, they reached out to Looptworks. Things came full circle for Scott, and a partnership was born.
We are excited to offer these functional, packable travel bags made from the left over materials of the favorite Expedition travel shirts. Upcycled from Royal Robbins fabrics, this small batch of limited edition products makes sure premium quality excess materials do not go to waste. They are ideal for travel outdoor and urban environments, pack into a built in stuff sack when not needed, and the compact size make them easy to carry for use when needed. Made from 2.4 oz. quick drying polyester that is durable and lightweight. By purchasing upcycled products made from excess materials versus buying something made from virgin materials, you can help conserve water, avoid carbon emissions and avoid excess materials from going to landfill or incineration.
Thanks for upcycling with Looptworks and Royal Robbins!