America Airlines’ New Uniforms to Go Through Extensive Independent Lab Testing Prior to Introduction

By Anna Breuer on 6 September 2018
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DSC_0588American Airlines, which has been plagued with issues surrounding its new uniforms, announced that the uniforms that will be distributed to flight attendants, pilots, and other customer-facing staff will get the Oeko-Tex seal of approval.

Each garment will come with a tag certifying it meets Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex. Oeko-Tex is an independent testing body for clothing. It tests garments for banned dyes, pesticides, and hazardous chemicals and tests are performed on random samples and during factory visits.

Earlier this year, the Fort Worth-based airline announced that it had selected Lands’ End as the provider of its new uniforms. The airline had searched for a new supplier following numerous complaints that its then new flight attendant uniforms, introduced in September 2016 and produced by Twin Hill, were causing allergic reactions in wearers.

The issue with the new uniforms caused the airline to offer employees, as an interim measure, a second option via a different vendor in mid 2017.

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