Founder and CEO, LOOPTWORKS
Scott Hamlin, is the Founder and CEO of LOOPTWORKS, a certified B corporation brand that creates meaningful products from excess materials in pursuit of circularity. Looptworks repurposes abandoned materials into beautiful, long-lasting and limited-edition products such as bags, clothing and accessories. With industry experience at adidas AG, Jockey International and Royal Robbins, Hamlin is considered a thought leader on the circular economy from a practitioner’s perspective. His passion is focused on re-imagining product creation with a focus on zero waste and closed loop manufacturing methods. By re-using the world’s pre and post-consumer excess, the Portland, Oregon based brand aims to rid the world of waste, while inspiring a generation to reduce their impact on the planet.
LOOPTWORKS has been featured on Oprah’s O list, the Today Show, The Guardian, The BBC, NBC National News, The Washington Post, Fox Business News and many other mainstream media, blogs and websites.
LOOPTWORKS has partnered with companies such as Patagonia, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airline, Alaska Airlines, Boeing, Mercedes Benz, The NBA, just to name a few. Its products are currently sold online at www.looptworks.com, to a global audience.
Hamlin was recognized for his work in the area of sustainable capitalism and was selected to participate on a panel with former Vice President and Nobel Peace Laureate, Al Gore as a pioneer of sustainable industries. He has served as the key note speaker at Temple University’s Social Entrepreneurship Conference, as well as speaking engagements at Harvard University, The Green Biz Forum, and many other Universities and Business Conferences both in the US and Internationally in Canada, Brazil and Japan.
Hamlin was also featured in Entrepreneur Magazine and on their website where his video was the most watched video on the site and garnered coverage from The Wall Street Journal. Hamlin’s podcast with the Fresh Water Trust landed on the front page of iTunes and has been the most downloaded podcast in their successful series.
In addition to leading Looptworks, Scott is involved in his Portland, OR community, serving on the advisory board for the University of Oregon’s Sports Product Program and as a member of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance. He is a year round bicycle commuter and spends his free time surfing, biking, running, hiking and playing outdoors with his family.
This session will focus on the different ways in which both purchasers and suppliers are essential participants in enabling expansion of circular economy approaches to recapturing and reusing materials. John Ortiz, HP’s Director of Product Stewardship, will present from the perspective of a leader on circular economy within the very large ecosystem of a global … read more >>
Come join Looptworks, Delta Air Lines and the former North American lead from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation for this interactive workshop on how to get started with procurement in the circular economy. Working through practical examples, we will work together to help find the best solutions for making change within your organization along with engaging … read more >>