Gallery: Keen's latest upcycling offering hits the market

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  • Keen's Harvest III line uses upcycled side-impact airbags for durable bags and wallets. 

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  • First, leftover, excess and obsolete airbags are shipped to a recycler in Salt Lake City.

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  • The bags are sorted and shipped to a factory in Chico, Calif. White bags are put aside, the remaining bags are dyed and laundered. 

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  • The bags are cut into pattern pieces and hand-sewn, then numbered and signed by the person who made it. 

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  • Keen joins other Portland-based upcyclers including Looptworks and the joint effort by Maple XO and Grove in having products with a backstory. 

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  • The Harvest III line includes three bags and two wallets. This messenger bag retails for $120.

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  • The Keen Harvest III tote lists at $70.

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  • The Harvest III French wallet from Keen comes in two colors and costs $30.

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