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Recycled products are a sustainable solution

Our latest project with UNICEF will help children, provide work for immigrant women and avoid textile waste…

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Published on december 12th

Buy bags to help people

We’re currently running a pilot scheme onboard – selling unique and handmade bags made from recycled cabin crew uniforms. All proceeds from the sale of these bags – a smart, chequered look and a blue patterned silk number – will be donated to UNICEF. Buy one on board and you’ll be helping children in need.

Not only that: our stylish bags have been designed and created by the workers at Sisters in Business – a social enterprise set up to create jobs for immigrant women in Oslo. So sales of these bags will also provide these women with a livelihood.

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Sustainable scheme

By recycling old uniforms rather than sending them to landfill, we’re saving on textile waste – one of the biggest environmental issues of our age:

  • every second, the equivalent of one garbage truck of textiles is landfilled or burned.
  • clothes release half a million tonnes of microfibres into the ocean every year, equivalent to more than 50 billion plastic bottles.
  • If nothing changes, by 2050 the fashion industry will use up a quarter of the world’s carbon budget.

Our impact 

The project as a whole is a step towards meeting several of the UN’s Sustainability Goals –  it’s a step in the right direction, according to our Head of Sustainability, Anders Fagernæs: 
“Having projects where you create positive change is important.
I truly believe that people will value the mix of environmental, social and economic good wrapped into these great redesigned products. I hope it can inspire other companies to think the same way.” 

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