PUP x AMTRAK
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In the summer of 2018, Amtrak began updating the interiors of their Acela Express trains, which run along the northeast corridor between Boston and Washington, D.C.
Over the next several months, all 6,080 leather seats will be replaced.
And that’s where we came in. PUP began a collaboration with Amtrak, and we've been working hard to transform the seat leather into a brand new line of adventure-ready products.
We launched the first three products in a limited line edition line of travel gear in October 2018. Over the next year we’ll be releasing new designs and launching small batches of hand-built Amtrak goods until the leather runs out.
Batch 05 is now available.
People for Urban Progress (PUP) is an Indianapolis-based 501c3 non-profit that advances good design and civic sustainability by developing products and projects in connectivity, responsible reuse, and making.