Eddie Bauer and Looptworks Collaborate on Upcycle Collection

New (RE)FORM collection reflects brand's sustainability efforts.
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April 22, 2022

Eddie Bauer

Eddie Bauer and Looptworks have announced a partnership and the launch of their first (RE)FORM Collection. In partnership with Looptworks, Eddie Bauer is working to keep high-quality fabric remnants out of the landfill and give them a second life. The two organizations will collaborate to develop unique product collections made from unsalable goods with a shared vision of eliminating global textile waste. 

The first (RE)FORM Collection will feature three bag styles including a bucket bag, hip pack and tote bag, in four colorways made from damaged mineral wash cotton sweatshirts.  

"We're so excited to partner with a fellow Pacific Northwest-based company that aligns with our brand's sustainability goals," says Damien Huang, chief executive officer, Eddie Bauer. "Together with Looptworks, we can help minimize waste through new innovative means." 

To create the (RE)FORM Collection, damaged mineral wash cotton sweatshirts were sent from Eddie Bauer stores and warehouses to the Looptworks workshop

in Portland, Ore. where they were deconstructed and transformed into upcycled bags. The bags are hand-sewn and maximize the use of the fabric elements, avoiding over 1600 pounds of waste, 277 metric tons of carbon emissions and saving over 1.6M gallons of water – giving the mineral wash material a second life as stylish and functional bags. 

"Looptworks is pleased to bring our circularity solutions to Eddie Bauer," says Scott Hamlin, founder and chief executive officer, Looptworks. "We look forward to partnering with Eddie Bauer to help them achieve their sustainability goals." 

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