The only thing Looptworks scraps is the typical way of doing business. They make super durable, good-looking travel and tote bags, backpacks, apparel and accessories out of 100% upcycled materials. They’re keeping tons (literally) of useful material from going to the landfill. And, they have the Loopt4Life Guarantee to ensure you've got a product you can use forever!
Beautiful and functional, suitable for work, play and travel, we created the Caliana Crossbody bag to be a work-life bag for women on the go. Whether you’re working remotely from a coffee shop in Switzerland or running from a formal client meeting to yoga class to drinks with friends — with laptop in tow.
A bag with a story — the Alaska Caliana Crossbody is upcycled from Alaska Airlines leather seat covers — this bag keeps this beautiful leather out of landfills and saves natural resources.
Wear it over your shoulder or across your body — the carrying strap is adjustable, and it’s sized to work as your work bag or everyday tote.
- Upcycled from decommissioned Alaska Airlines leather seat covers, pre-consumer excess Langliz Leather and excess felt
- Laptop sleeve accommodates most devices up to 15"
- Two interior pockets for organization
- Body: 15" x 14" x 3.5"
- Water resistant
- Upcycled easy care nylon lining
- Zipper Closure
- Hand numbered, Limited edition, handmade in Portland, Oregon
How we made it
The Caliana Crossbody is made using post and pre-consumer leather materials - the blue leather once flew the friendly skies as part of a leather seat cover on Alaska Airlines Planes. When the fleet retired the leather seat covers, they turned to Looptworks to ensure the useful materials wouldn’t go to waste.
The black excess leather was once on track to be fashioned into motorcycle jackets by Langliz Leathers, which means it’s as durable as it gets.
Inside, we utilized german-milled 100% merino wool felt to form our laptop sleeve and accessory pockets. We sourced this excess felt from FilzFelt.