Murray Uniforms – Flybe sustainable airline uniform
What are the sustainable features of your product or service?
Flybe were starting up as a new business and needed a fresh, new uniform. They wanted garments that were smart but flexible to enable staff to be comfortable at work while airborne but when groundside too. Another key objective was to produce a uniform with sustainable qualities. We were able to deliver each tailored suit consisting of 15 recycled plastic bottles. We also made sure that deliveries are on a carbon neutral basis, as well as working with them to ensure all old uniforms are recycled. Resulting in 0 garments to landfill. At Murray we have worked hard to be more sustainable. We talk to various firms that focus on this and explore ways in how we can partner to create programs that benefit customers. We also look at reducing microfibers into the ocean through laundry. We work with suppliers to ensure we are sourcing the best products to suit customers’ needs; we merge product advances and garment life cycles when reviewing the needs of the wearer versus the ecological impact.
Why do you believe your product deserves to be featured on the Sustainability Trail?
We believe we are the only uniform and workwear supplier at the Advanced Engineering show 2022 and as a result, we’d love to showcase what great things we do at Murray! Not only do we design and manufacture great uniform for our wonderful clients, but we aim to be as sustainable as possible while we do this. Flybe came to us with a challenge of making their uniform as sustainable as possible – and we delivered. We do not believe any other UK based airlines, apart from Easyjet are doing what we are doing. We have used over 1500 plastic bottles to date and we aim to double this figure over the next 6 months. Supply chain wise, we made a conscious effort to source certain products from near shore vs the Far East, to reduce our carbon footprint. As a result, we now ship from Germany instead of China for the ties that crew wear. We’re proud to have helped flybe in its quest to rejoin the skies. We successfully aligned our sustainable credentials with theirs and long may that continue!