Eco-Friendly Luggage from Recycled Airline Seats and Fabrics

Going green, Green Travel — By on December 10, 2011 at 11:52 am

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:

BizCardcopy 300x121 Eco Friendly Luggage from Recycled Airline Seats and Fabrics

Business card holder from recycled tire inner tubes

BUSINESS CARD HOLDER /// Made of recycled tractor tire inner tubes gathered up from Siler City, North Carolina

walletBOTH 300x148 Eco Friendly Luggage from Recycled Airline Seats and Fabrics

Leather wallet made from recycled airline seats

MEN’S LEATHER WALLET /// See more HERE on Flickr. Made from recycled leather aircraft seat covers.

TheCommuterBOTHcopy 1 300x172 Eco Friendly Luggage from Recycled Airline Seats and Fabrics

Recycled Handbags from airline fabrics

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.

ConcourseBOTHcopy 300x146 Eco Friendly Luggage from Recycled Airline Seats and Fabrics

Eco-friendly luggage from airline materials

CONCOURSE BAG /// See more HERE on Flickr.  The Concourse holds an iPad or Kindle comfortably.  Has a slider for shoulder strap adjustment.

TurboDuffle 300x162 Eco Friendly Luggage from Recycled Airline Seats and Fabrics

Love this eco-friendly luggage!

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.

There are more products offered by Tierra Ideas on their website, and you can follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

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!

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