Upcycled Design: Looptworks


Ever considered what happens in textile factories when your clothes get made? Most of the textiles that don’t make it into final products simply ends up getting thrown away, with the average textile factory accounting for about 60,000 pounds of waste a week. Portland based company Looptworks wanted to change that, and in 2009 launched with the intent of re-purposing “abandoned materials into meaningful, long-lasting and limited-edition products.”

I caught up with Looptworks’ Scott Hamlin last week at Outdoor Retailer – where they had constructed their booth with all repurposed materials, even the flat screen – to learn a little more about the brand and just what makes their design unique.

EcoSalon Chats Upcycled Design With Looptworks from EcoSalon on Vimeo.

Images: Looptworks, Anna Brones

Anna Brones

Anna Brones is a food + travel writer with a love for coffee and bikes. She is the author of The Culinary Cyclist and Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break. Catch her weekly column, Foodie Underground.