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Amtrak releasing $435 luxury bag made out of old leather train seats

Amtrak releasing $435 luxury bag made out of old leather train seats

All aboard!

The sustainability train is leaving the station.

Amtrak is teaming up with the People for Urban Progress, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit that specializes in developing recycled products, to upcycle 6,080 leather seat covers from 20 retired Acela Express train cars into something, well, more handy: first-class bags.

Each of the slate-blue leather creations is unique, featuring the former seats’ small holes, inconsistencies and stains.

“This is an exciting opportunity to showcase the work we do to remake waste and create change through the creation of our products,” says Andrea Cowley, executive director of People for Urban Progress.

Source: nypost.com
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