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These Sturdy Bags Are Made From Recycled Airplane Seats

Kirstin Fawcett
Plane Industries
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When it comes to recycling discarded airplane scraps, British design workshop Fallen Furniture leaves no stone—or seat—unturned. They’re known for their line of re-purposed home furnishings, made from plane exhaust parts, emergency exit doors, and even Boeing 737 jet engines. Now, Gizmodo reports, the aeronautical upcycling studio has launched a new venture called Plane that creates bags made from airplane seat upholstery.

Fallen Furniture launched a Kickstarter to fund the project, and as of July 12, they had already raised more than half of their $25,000 goal. Their products—including a duffel bag, messenger bag briefcase, and backpack, as well as smartphone and tablet sleeves—are available for pre-order online, and start at around $38. Each item is stamped with how many miles the material traveled, and which countries they passed through. A word to the wise: They’re already going fast, so don’t be surprised if you have to wait until Plane is fully funded to purchase your own recycled tote.

[h/t Gizmodo]

All photos courtesy of Plane Industries.

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