The new uniform of British Airways includes hijab and jumpsuits for the female crew of the airline. British Airways have upgraded its uniforms are 20 years and at first, includes the option of hijab too for its crew.
The company has described the inclusion of hijab and jumpsuit as an “airline first”. The change in the uniform has been brought after the five-year hard work of the designer Ozwald Boateng. The change in the uniform was halted for two years due to the pandemic coronavirus.
The male crew is allowed to wear a tailored three-piece suit while females can also wear a dress, skirt, or trousers. By summer, the 30,000 employees of British Airways will be seen in new uniforms.
Sean Doyle, British Airways Chairman, and CEO said: “Our uniform is an iconic representation of our brand, something that will carry us into our future, representing the very best of modern Britain and helping us deliver a great British original service for our customers.” He added, “From the very start this has been about our people. We wanted to create a uniform collection that our people are proud to wear and with the help of over 1,500 colleagues, we are confident that we have delivered this.”
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The airline says that while picking up the new uniform, employees will recycle or donate their old uniforms. Nearly, 90% of the material is a fabric made from recycled polyester.
“More than 1,500 colleagues across the airline took part in 50 workshops to help ensure the suitability of the garment, from design workshops to prototype feedback and garment trials, helping create an iconic collection that will stand the test of time,” British Airways said.
In November, the UK carrier allowed all the employees to wear mascara, false eyelashes, and earrings and also carry the accessories in the bags.