We were so excited to find eco-friendly luggage and other items, including business card holders, wallets and handbags made from recycled airline seats and fabrics.
Tierra Ideas, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, creates the products below using leather aircraft seat covers, aircraft fabrics, aircraft curtains, tire inner tubes and more:
BUSINESS CARD HOLDER /// Made of recycled tractor tire inner tubes gathered up from Siler City, North Carolina
MEN’S LEATHER WALLET /// See more HERE on Flickr. Made from recycled leather aircraft seat covers.
COMMUTER PURSE /// See more HERE on Flickr. The Commuter Purse has three pockets and an adjustable shoulder strap. Designed with a utilitarian purpose in mind for quick travel. Size is 7 1/4 in. wide x 10 in. tall.
CONCOURSE BAG /// See more HERE on Flickr. The Concourse holds an iPad or Kindle comfortably. Has a slider for shoulder strap adjustment.
TURBO DUFFLE BAG /// See more HERE on Flickr. At 21 inches long, this one’s for overnight travel. It’s got a classic look with nickel plated hardware.
About Tierra Ideas:
The company was founded in 2009 with the aim of creating unique, durable eco-friendly luggage and travel bags from materials that would otherwise end up in landfill. Materials are sourced locally in Raleigh, North Carolina – an area with a long history in the textile industry. Recently, Tierra Ideas partnered with Delta Airlines to create the eco-friendly luggage and bags above using 100% recycled aircraft curtains and seat back covers, donated by Delta Air Lines.
The idea is taking off, so to speak, with many more of these eco-friendly bags to be created!