Patchwork Tote hanging with other garments

Discover The Upcycled Collection

We transformed returned products into new ones.

Handmade
one-of-a-kind pieces

The Patchwork Tote is large enough to fit what you need for a day trip, your work commute, a farmer’s market run, or a gym session, and fits our Upcycled Laptop Sleeve. And the Laptop Sleeve fits a 13” computer.

Because materials are sourced from deconstructed used products, each tote and laptop sleeve has slight variations in coloring and stitching, making each piece truly unique and one-of-a-kind.

Innovative Design

Re-purposed materials. Re-imagined products. 100% upcycled.

It’s been over a decade since we started Lo & Sons, and it got us thinking about how we could minimize how many of our products would end up in landfills. So we designed and devised a way to transform damaged or returned products into new ones.

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1. Returned Products

We took returned and lightly damaged products and, instead of sending them to a landfill, shipped them to our friends at Looptworks.

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2. Deconstruction

We carefully and meticulously took apart and deconstructed the returned products, turning them into material for new products.

completed upcycle tote

3. Assembly

We then took the deconstructed materials to assemble new limited edition one-of-a-kind products.

Meet the Collection

Laptop Sleeve

Lightweight yet ultra protective
$80

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Patchwork Tote

Timeless and versatile
$165

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Made in Partnership with Looptworks

Looptworks is a Portland, Oregon based business that completely re-purposes used or excess materials into new, limited edition products – a process known as upcycling.

About Looptworks

Behind The Scenes

Learn about our partnership with Looptworks, how upcycling works, and how we created our collection.

Making of The Patchwork Tote

Watch how we transform used Catalina Collection bags into entirely new ones.

Making of Laptop Sleeve

Watch how we transform padded inserts in the bottom pocket of our Catalina Collection bags into a super lightweight laptop sleeve.