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“I started Marc Skid because I believed that brands should be more like the people we love in life. I think it's universal that we are drawn to people with a sense of humor, who are purposeful in their lives, and who have strong character. The brand's call to action is "Make Your Marc on the World." Inspired by our motto, I strived with everything about the brand to help make the world a better place. I had some inclination about many aspects of the brand -- using organic Pima cotton and giving a helping hand to those in need and to our beautiful world. However, one thing I did not know is that water bottles are just polyester in a different form. Although it costs more, to stay true to my mission, I decided to use upcycled water bottles for my waistbands. Having come from the corporate world, I know most corporations will not incur additional cost unless demanded by consumers. Do you want to Make a Marc on the World? One way is to demand that we first use upcycled plastic before we make any new plastic. To help, I want to introduce you to companies doing great things. I encourage you to vote with your purchases. Together we can Make a Marc on the World!”
“Looptworks" [looped wurks] noun. A Portland, Oregon based business that re-purposes and upcycles abandoned, pre-consumer and post-consumer materials into limited edition products.
The above is the dictionary-style definition that the Looptworks company gives of itself on its website. “The only thing we scrap is the typical way of doing business,” Looptworks continues. All materials used in Looptworks would have been fated for the landfill or the incinerator had Looptworks not rescued them for reuse and upcycling. The company avers, “Our long term goal is to work towards closed-loop (Loopt) solutions in manufacturing, hence our name: “looped works.” Like Marc Skid, Looptworks is dedicated to conservation. For example, it states that is has conserved over 77 million gallons of water through its work.
This company makes a point of saying that its products are not just recycled but upcycled – made into items that are not of less value than the original items, or even of equal value, but of greater value. Looptworks sells a wide variety of upcycled products including clothing, totes, handbags, backpacks, duffel bags, laptop and tablet cases.
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