FIRST LOOK: Vivienne Westwood’s Eco-Friendly Virgin Atlantic Uniforms

by , 07/15/13   filed under: Eco-Fashion News

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TAKING FLIGHT

The legendary British designer also developed the new items with sustainability in mind. In addition to the use of recycled materials, the garments are designed to be closed-loop, meaning that that worn uniforms will be reprocessed into fibers for weaving into new clothing.

All the garments are designed to be closed-loop, meaning that that worn uniforms will be reprocessed into fibers for weaving into new clothing.

For ground staff, Westwood designed bags composed of recycled canvas, reused roadside banners, leather offcuts, and recycled brass.

“Our staff, and particularly our cabin crew, are some of the most envied in the airline industry when it comes to uniforms,” says Luke Miles, Virgin’s head of design, in a statement. “Our iconic red outfits are globally renowned and when we make changes to the design, it isn’t something we take lightly. These wearer trials are a key part of the feedback process we engage in with our teams around the world.”

The uniforms, Miles adds, have to look sleek while being practical and easy to wear. “It’s a challenging design brief but means so much to our staff and customers so we have to make sure we get it right,” he says. “We’re confident our Vivienne Westwood designs will continue to turn heads in the airport and in the sky.”

+ Virgin Atlantic

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