Have you ever wondered what becomes of official NBA jerseys when a player gets traded or decides to “take their talents” elsewhere? Sure, some fans keep them as nostalgic keepsakes, while others might find a more toasty approach — we’re looking straight at you, Cavs fans! — but upcycling-savvy business venture Looptworks found a better, more sustainable option overall that turns your favorite team apparel into one-of-a-kind items that still rep for your favorite franchise.
Each piece has it’s own individual fit, mainly due to the fact that many different size jerseys are used to construct these, resulting in no two items being exactly identical. The designs are limited to packable backpacks and waist bags, with tailoring that caters to a handful of squads including the New York Knicks, Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, Charlotte Hornets and Chicago Bulls amongst other teams. Not only are these perfect for showing your ultimate fandom, but they also conserve about 6 gallons of water per bag and come hand-numbered for even more limited edition appeal.
The Looptworks x NBA Upcycled Jerseys collection is available now online. See just some of the options below: