Even the biggest and best airlines in the world have suffered the consequences of overlooking the (not so) “little” details; hazardous substances in uniforms.

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So, why does this occur in uniforms more than in our usual clothing? Essentially, we must start by considering that uniforms are likened to a second skin; a protective layer that must be worn everyday. Imagine then, that the chemical composition of this second skin is above the equilibrial values.. it can easily become damaging to your health.

Selecting appropriate day-to-day clothes is a very demanding task, especially when choosing a limited number of fabrics which have to be broadly appropriate for the requirements of thousands of individual workers. The challenge is huge, the responsibility is even higher. Airline uniforms must take into consideration a number of variables, including diverse skin sensibilities, temperatures, feelings and reactions.

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The vast majority of the airlines do not have a textile expert onboard, as this is simply not their primary business domain. At the very least it is important to understand what are the crucial details not to overlook. Consider aspects such as; understanding where the fbres have been produced and how they have been tested. How these fabrics are quality controlled during each stage of logistics. And perhaps most importantly, making sure that the fabrics are produced and regulated within a high level control programme, that includes monitored chemical testing throughout the production stages of the project lifecycle.

It is essential is to ensure that uniforms meet the standard requirements which safeguard against hazardous substances, and retain the Heath & Safety regulations of the airline company. At SKYPRO we make innovative products to care and protect crews around the world. Only the highest quality and safest materials are used. Our uniforms are tested and assessed in accordance with the minimum specifc technical requirements, as per the table below:

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Skin contact products should at least comply with Type II and non-skin contact products should at least comply with Type III.
*Source: www.intertek.com/textiles/gb-18401/

 

SKYPRO exists to care for crews. We create products that protect and deliver a functional product to be worn everyday, and prepared specifcally for the environmental needs for airline crews. Get support from our Product and innovation team, we’re waiting to help you.

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