One of the Coolest Things Ever!
There is a woman in New Hampshire her name is Evon Cassier. She repurposes old turnout gear. I sent her a set of my turnout gear and she turned it into a duffel bag and a laptop bag. It's one of the coolest talents I've seen in a long time!
here is a video of what she does... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTVZCM2FwPQ
and her website if you want to check it out, she donates a portion of her proceeds to the National Firefighter Endowment Fund.
and her facebook! https://www.facebook.com/evoncassierbags?ref=ts&fref=ts