No, this isn’t some snarky The Takeoff Nap post.
You may remember that Delta issued new uniform styles created by fashion designer Zac Posen several years ago. (You’re probably familiar with the purple-ish uniforms, which were dubbed “Passport Plum.”)
But problems with the new threads presented themselves almost immediately. We heard from Delta sources that the Lands End-manufactured clothes weren’t as good as the Richard Tyler-designed unis that preceded them.
And we heard horror stories about thousands of flight attendants experiencing allergic reactions to the uniforms themselves.
Just flew my last trip in purple and I’m hoping my hair comes back and the rashes and hives will stop. For y’all to say that it’s (only 1,000 affected flight attendants) is really disappointing and devaluing FAs health concerns. There’s been purple breast milk, purple pus from a cyst that had to be surgically removed, purple snot… the list goes on. These uniforms are poison and some of us have reached our toxic threshold while others it may take a bit more time, but if we stay in the purple, it WILL be reached.
After that mess started, Delta allowed its flight attendants to dress in black and white clothes the FA provided themselves, if they opted to not wear the Passport Plum uniforms.
Well, that all officially came to an end this past Monday, May 2.
Those who don’t want to wear the purple uniforms now have another option: a gray ensemble. (What, no snappy title like, “Globetrotting Gray”? 😉 )
Kelly Yamanouchi of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution notes, “The airline said its new gray uniforms have received a textile industry certification known as OEKO-TEX and are certified to be free from harmful substances.”
I’m no textile expert nor do I work for Delta. But I’m curious if the Passport Plum uniforms received the same certification. If not, why?
Delta (and other airline, for that matter) employees who read the blog: what do you think of the new uniforms requirement? Delta folks: have you noticed any problems — quality or health-wise — with the new threads?
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