Keepin’ It In the Loop
Since the beginning of apparel manufacturing there has been fabric waste. In 2006 American’s alone generated more than 11.8 million tons of textile waste. Thankfully, certain companies have developed ways to recycle this leftover fabric and turn waste into revenue and revamped clothing. Looptworks makes all of their products from 100% pre-consumer excess material that was meant for the landfill – including every zipper, button, and thread.
Estimating that factories produce 60,000 pounds of useable waste each week, Looptworks operates on the conservation of matter principle, that matter can’t be created or destroyed, only rearranged. That’s a lot of wasted fabric that can be rearranged for good! By using this fabric the company creates unique clothing from what already exists and reduces the demand for new fabric, “We can assure you that no new materials were used to create our clothing and that each item is as individual as the person who wears it,” says co-founder Gary Peck.
With the variety Looptworks carries, it’s anything but common. From hoodies, tees, and jackets for the eco-friendly man or sustainable woman to laptop cases like the Hoptu Laptop Sleeve made with 100% upcycled nylon neoprene recovered from a wetsuit factory. We personally adore the Weilong Travel Bag, made with water resistant nylon fabric and body conscious design, it will get you from point A to B with style and ease.
Need printed t-shirts for your team, club, band, school, company or organization? Looptworks has you covered. Offering one more unique service from a company that’s committed to closing the loop on what others might see as “waste.”