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Portland company makes bags, wallets from used airline seats

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

From the seat of an airplane to a product for passengers, a Portland company is taking leather seat covers from Horizon Air planes and turning them into bags and wallets.

Looptworks has created the Carry-on Collection in partnership with Alaska Airlines, the regional carrier of Horizon Air.

Horizon Air replaces its seat covers periodically and Looptworks processed 4,000 used seat covers – or 10,000 pounds of seat leather – for this collection.

The finished items include a tote bag priced at $160, a laptop sleeve for $120, a messenger bag for $230 and a card wallet for $65.

A Looptworks release states the company works with other companies to transform waste into products and keep reusable resources like the leather seat covers out of landfills.

Looptworks partnered with an Oregon nonprofit organization that employs and trains adults with disabilities to deconstruct and clean the leather, according to the company.  

For more information, go to looptworks.com.

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