Looptworks hits Consumer Electronics Show

Looptworks co-founder Scott Hamlin accepts the top award in the supply chain category. The young apparel company uses waste material to make hip outdoor clothing.

Looptwork CEO Scott Hamlin took his company's wares to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year. 

There are plenty of Portland tech companies that make their yearly pilgrimage to Las Vegas this time of year for the annual International Consumer Electronics Show, but it was the first trip to the expo for Looptworks.

The upcycling company, which takes waste materials from textile companies and other manufacturers and turns them into clothing and accessories, attended the show for the first time this year, taking with it its laptop and tablet cases and bags.

Was it worth the trip? We haven't talked to officials from Looptworks, which in 2011 won an Innovation in Sustainable Business award for its supply chain work. But if this report from NBC News is any indication, Looptworks is getting some love. See a mention of the company's bags toward the beginning of the reel and a chat with CEO Scott Hamlin a minute and 20 seconds in.

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