Startup Company Salvages Old Car Seat Leather For New Products


Timbuk2 worker Fang Wu sews together an iPad sleeve made of leather... News PhotoBusiness,California,Car,Corporate Business,Digital Tablet,Finance,Horizontal,Leather,Luxury,Making,Oakland - California,Occupation,Politics,Reaching,Recycling,Sewing,Sleeve,Sofa,Technology,USA,iPadPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesSAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 17: Timbuk2 worker Fang Wu sews together an iPad sleeve made of leather from R3DNA that was taken from leather seats in a salvaged luxury car at a Pick-n-Pull salvage yard 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)