What Do You Do With the Used Seat Leather from Amtrak Trains?

YOU RE-PURPOSE THEM, of course, and them make into luxury handbags.

Amtrak has entered into a partnership with People for Urban Progress, or PUP, an Indianapolis-based non-profit specializing in civic sustainability, to re-purpose leather seat covers from 20 refreshed Acela Express train sets into luxury bags.” The bags will retail anywhere from $75-$250.

I love this idea, and good to hear they are also dry-cleaning the seat leather before they are re-used. The thought of thousands of heads and bottoms resting on these seats over the course of teh years…

More, here.

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Photo via Amtrak.com




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