Last month, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport began hosting couture fashion pieces designed from recycled material, the work of nationally acclaimed environmental educator Nancy Judd.
One of the 18 pieces on display at the Recycle Runway exhibit is the Delta-commissioned “Environmental Steward-ess,” located near gate E12. This fashionable flight attendant outfit, purse, and cape are made exclusively from recycled materials used on Delta flights, created from old seat covers, safety cards, Sky magazines, plane tickets, pretzel wrappers, a worn-out Delta blanket, and used aluminum cans.
We’re one of a few airlines to participate in “upcycling,” where cabin fixtures and in-flight items destined for the trash are refashioned into stylish clothing and accessories. This is not our first time engaging in upcycling. In 2010 Delta partnered with Tierra Ideas, donating aircraft seat covers to be converted into bags and accessories. Tierra Ideas also supported this exhibit by creating its purse.
Ms. Judd’s Recycle Runway fashion creations are designed to capture the public’s attention and inspire individuals to consider the environmental impacts of their daily activities. Each piece takes between 50 and 400 hours to create. The exhibit will be on display on Concourse E through April 2012.
Have you visited the exhibit recently? Let us know what you think.
Program Coordinator, Environment