27 Jan '15, 1pm

80,000 Airline Seat Covers Reach Their Final Handbag Destination

80,000 Airline Seat Covers Reach Their Final Handbag Destination

When Southwest Airlines made the decision to retire over 80,000 seat covers–for one made of a new more lightweight material to conserve fuel–it soon wondered what to do with them. But instead of treating them as waste, or an easy one-off donation to a recycling center, it looked for a more meaningful way to send off the seat covers that had served so many passengers traveling for business, vacations and adventures befit for, well, a plane seat cover. Southwest partnered with Looptworks, a Portland-based design brand that specializes in upcycling premium excess material into bags and accessories. The seat covers were transformed into a line of duffel bags, handbags, totes and backpacks. Looptworks looks back at the day it received the call with fond memories: When Southwest reached out with 43 acres of leather from 80,000 seats, we stood up and yelled “Absolutely!” We knew ...

Full article: http://www.psfk.com/2015/01/southwest-airlines-seat-cover...

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