Southwest Recycled Leather

Well Played, Southwest

Straight from the department of cool comes this story out of the Southwest Airlines blog…

Apparently the airline is dabbling in a different sort of recycling — Upcycling — with the launch of a brand new program, LUV Seat: Repurpose with a Purpose.

Here’s the deal:

The company recently removed some 43 acres of leather material that once covered the seats in its aircraft. The material is currently in Nairobi, Kenya, where locals are turning it into a variety of goods from shoes to soccer balls to backpacks and more — all of which will go straight to the communities — all the while learning sewing and design skills.

Read the whole story here.

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