Virgin’s new uniforms


Renowned international designer Vivian Westwood has been hired to design Virgin Atlantic’s new uniforms. She will make use of much recycled material – in particular, recycled polyester yarn made from used plastic bottles.

The lady’s uniform, in the iconic Virgin red, will have an extremely feminine silhouette, to fit all shapes and sizes.  For the men, a sharp Savile Row-inspired three piece suit is on the cards. Westwood has also introduced recycled bags for the ground staff, which will be produced for Virgin through the Ethical Fashion Initiative, in collaboration with the International Trade Centre.

The bags will use recycled canvas, reused roadside banners, unused leather off-cuts, and recycled brass, produced in the Kibera slum, Nairobi, where discarded metal-like padlocks and car pieces are collected then melted down.

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