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Upcycling, Downcycling and Recycling Explained

26 Jan 2024

What is the difference between upcycling, downcycling and recycling? There are clear distinctions between the various ways we can reuse waste and other discarded materials. While upcycling and downcycling are both examples of recycling, not all recycling is considered equal.
Scott Welch Director of the Loopt Foundation

Video: How to Make Your Closet A Force for Good with Scott Welch

25 Nov 2022

Video: How to Make Your Closet A Force for Good with Scott Welch
Last week, Looptworks founder and CEO Scott Hamlin was honored with Oregon Business & Industry's Oregon Visionary Award.

Cheers, Oregon Business & Industry

24 Oct 2022

Last week, Looptworks founder and CEO Scott Hamlin was honored with Oregon Business & Industry's Oregon Visionary Award.
10 Ways To Be A More Eco-Conscious Consumer Year-Round

10 Ways To Be A More Eco-Conscious Consumer Year-Round

2 Aug 2022

The amount we buy has gone up, while the number of times we use a product has gone down. This is contributing to waste and overuse of earth's resources in a big way.
USA Today: Meet the innovators putting sustainability first in the apparel, textiles industries.

USA TODAY: Meet the innovators putting sustainability first 

22 Nov 2021

The goal? To support a future with less waste, better resource conservation, and to create functional products like bags, backpacks, apparel, and dopp kits that are designed to withstand a lifetime of use.
Looptworks to Open New Textile Recycling Facility

Portland Business Journal: Looptworks looks to build a Pacific NW facility

24 Sep 2021

One of the region's best-known repurposing manufacturers said this week it plans to build a new Pacific Northwest manufacturing facility. Looptworks, which crafts excess textile materials into upcycled and downcycled goods, as well as recycled fibers, said it will seek locations in Oregon and beyond, "prioritizing workforce talent, transportation logistics and local government support in its efforts to find a space.

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Headshot of Tami Bringman, Chief Financial Officer at Looptworks.

Tami Bringman

Chief Financial Officer

Tami is a senior accounting leader with over 16 years of experience in the manufacturing and textile industry. Her specialties include process development and implementation, mergers and acquisitions, job and project costing and analysis, and managing complex teams and technical projects. Tami has served as Chief Financial Officer and Controller for a variety of innovative companies, where her analytical skills and strategic mindset helped organizations create efficiencies in their financial systems.

Headshot of Kelley Purdy, Vice President of Partnerships at Looptworks.

Kelley Purdy

Vice President, Partnerships

Kelley is a passionate and strategically minded business development leader with more than two decades of experience in the sporting goods apparel industry. He has experience in product construction, league partnerships, retail relationships, supply chain management, sustainability, circularity, and carbon footprint management. Kelley builds successful partnerships by putting the customer first while simultaneously advancing his organization’s business objectives.

Suzy Off: Operations Director for Looptworks

Suzy Off

Chief Operating Officer

Suzy is a product leader and operations expert with more than 25 years of experience in the textile industry. She is passionate about finding creative solutions to complex problems and motivating people to action through vision, strategy, collaboration, and communication. Suzy has proven expertise in product development, sustainability, marketing, supply chains, and innovating processes and best practices to drive results.

Headshot of Scott Hamlin, Founder and CEO of Looptworks.

Scott Hamlin

Founder & CEO

Scott is a visionary leader with more than 32 years of experience in strategic branding, innovative product creation, supply chain sustainability, and sales and marketing for global organizations. He founded Looptworks in 2009 as an industry solution for turning excess materials into upcycled consumer products. In 2022, Scott transitioned the company to a B2B business model focused on eliminating global textile waste through closed-loop solutions.

Headshot of Scott Hamlin, Founder and CEO of Looptworks.

Scott Hamlin

Founder & CEO

Scott is a visionary leader with more than 32 years of experience in strategic branding, innovative product creation, supply chain sustainability, and sales and marketing for global organizations. He founded Looptworks in 2009 as an industry solution for turning excess materials into upcycled consumer products. In 2022, Scott transitioned the company to a B2B business model focused on eliminating global textile waste through closed-loop solutions.