Our Story

Horrified and astounded by the immense amount of waste produced by the fashion industry, Looptworks was founded in August 2009 by apparel industry veteran Scott Hamlin. Coming to the table armed with extensive experience in the athletic and outdoor industry, we began with a simple goal: utilize industry excess materials to create products.

This ethos is framed by one simple concept, which is also our motto:  "Use only what already exists." It is the most environmentally responsible way to create visually stunning, useful, quality products and conserve water and fresh air.

Our goal has been to help rid the world of waste while inspiring a generation to reduce their impact on the planet by utilizing and re-purposing the world's pre-consumer excess. 

Supporting upcycled products that avoid the use of virgin materials keeps these materials out of landfills and incinerators. Join us in the moment to create system wide change.

The end goal: zero waste. Eventually we hope to close the loop, paving a path to the eventual transition to a circular economy.


Upcycled Clothing Company Looptworks offers new approach to textile waste. from Looptworks on Vimeo.

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