Retired leather Southwest Airlines seat covers are recycled into new products and given new life. Each upcycled In Flight Messenger Bag has its own visual personality acquired from the seat’s journey. Our design team has been getting creative with our remaining leather supplies so that none of that beautiful blue and tan leather gets sent to the landfill. That craftiness has resulted in our newest addition to the In Flight Collection, the In Flight Messenger Bag.
We sourced this leather from Southwest Airlines when they wanted to replace heavy leather seat covers with a lighter weight material in order to conserve fuel. Wanting to ensure that the 40 acres of iconic blue and tan leather went to good use, we teamed up to transform them into beautiful, useful products that would live on.
We partnered with a non-profit that employs adults with disabilities to dismantle and clean the seats.
Looptworks upcycled this material into the In Flight Collection, sustainable companions for your next adventure.
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