Icelandair has introduced its new textile collection inspired by Icelandic nature.
The new collection replaces the carrier’s previous range which included blankets, pillows, headrests and more, and promoted aspects of the Icelandic language. Remnants of this collection have been donated to charities.
The new collection is inspired by the peaks of Iceland’s mountainous landscapes and has been created in collaboration with WESSCO. It is primarily produced from sustainable materials.
The economy blanket and pillow are made from a recycled PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) a strong, lightweight and often transparent plastic, made from a combination of oil and petrochemicals.
Icelandair has confirmed it will no longer use plastic for fresh Saga Premium duvets and blankets. An attached elastic band will show that the duvet is unused.
The introduction of the new range coincides with an initiative to minimise the use of onboard disposable water bottles. This change was planned for 2020 but was delayed because of changes related to COVID-19 safety measures. The airline estimates that this will reduce the use of plastic by up to 20 tons per year.