Delta Air Lines is in preparation of a new uniform rollout, which will be worn by over 60,000 employees worldwide. This project started almost 2 years ago, when the airline began engaging employees in the both the design of the uniform, and the sourcing of suppliers. It looks like Delta has selected Lands’ End to be their partner. A few Delta employees toured the Lands’ End facility earlier in the year, and Delta made a video about their visit.
The airline is set to unveil their new uniform next week, at an event in Atlanta. The new uniform for above-wing employees is designed by Zac Posen. The design will be worn by gate and ticketing agents, flight attendants, pilots, and Sky Club employees. Lands’ End, on the other hand, will design the uniform for below-wing employees, including cargo, maintenance, and TechOps personnel. Lands’ End will also be responsible for the manufacturing of all uniforms.
Hopefully Lands’ End will be able to provide quality uniform for flight attendants. As we have seen in the past, a company-wide uniform rollout can often lead to a few problems. Last month, American Airlines rolled out new uniforms for their employees, which are made by Twin Hill, a subsidiary of Mens Wearhouse, and feature pieces from Cole Haan. Before too long, flight attendants began complaining about hives and rashes from the uniform, prompting the airline to open a call center to deal with the reports. Alaska Airlines ran into a similar problem back in 2011, and the court rejected the flight attendants’ claims just this year.
Anyway, I’m excited to see Delta’s new uniform. Delta actually hasn’t updated their uniform in a decade; the last uniform update for above-wing employees was in 2006, with a design by Richard Tyler. Below-wing employees, on the other hand, have not seen a major update since 2000.
Now, the real question is…will we see flight attendants carrying a Delta Lands’ End tote bag soon?