Giving something a second life can be rewarding, unless, of course, they're only using it to purchase new arm bangles for the cat-girl avatar they're dating. For a brand getting a more credible second life outta old car interiors, check out Platinum Dirt's VIN jackets.
From a pair of dudes with a thing for vintage rides (especially Cadillacs -- one of the guys used to collect 'em), PD's an Oakland-based threads-maker that turns out sick jackets out of up-cycled leather from about-to-be-crushed junkyard cars, also the sequel to the Disney animated feature, with a much sadder ending for Lightning McQueen. Pulling leather interiors from Caddys, Lincolns, Mercedes, BMWs and Jags, the brand's signature VIN jacket (which is 2-3 times thicker than your average cow hide coat) is made with strips from leather seats that're prepped/cleaned/mink oiled/disinfected before being jigsawed together, with the auto manufacturer seat logo landing either on the left breast or upper sleeve, and stitched onto the right breast, the actual VIN plate from the car, none of which Mr. Baker ever drove, because your jacket's not crashed into a Jack N The Box. Each also comes with a PD pink slip with details on the car they pulled the materials from (it takes a single car's front and back seats to make just one jacket), plus a baller detachable zipper tag made with the "hood ornament", a Yuletide decoration traditionally hung on telephone poles instead of trees.
There's also a sweet new line of Caddy wallets they hope to one day sell at dealerships -- a deal that'd also work in Second Life, as everyone wants to roll around with a new Catty.