Startup Company Salvages Old Car Seat Leather For New Products


A panel of an iPad sleeve that will be made of leather from R3DNA... News PhotoBusiness,California,Car,Corporate Business,Digital Tablet,Finance,Horizontal,Leather,Luxury,Machinery,Oakland - California,Politics,Reaching,Recycling,Sewing,Sitting,Sleeve,Sofa,Technology,USA,iPadPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesSAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 17: A panel of an iPad sleeve that will be made of leather from R3DNA that was taken from leather seats in a salvaged luxury car at a Pick-n-Pull salvage yard sits on a sewing machine at Timbuk2 on October 14, 2013 in San Fancisco, California. Sustainable design company R3DNA has partnered with Pick-n-Pull self-service auto and truck dismantlers to recover leather from seats in salvaged luxury cars, like Cadillacs and Jaguars, that will be repurposed and made into bags, iPad covers and leather jackets. The reclaimed leather is currently being integrated into bags made by San Francisco based Timbuk2. A majority of seat fabric and leather in salvaged cars ends up being shredded and discarded. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)