Soon aviation enthusiasts can look forward to a wide range of unique products made from Singapore Airlines upcycled aircraft materials. These include furniture made from the Airline’s Business Class seats, cabin windows and overhead compartments, as well as fashion apparel and accessories made from life vests, linen sourced from aircraft cushion covers, bedsheets, blankets and tableware redesigned from decommissioned service ware.
These initiatives are part of SIA’s Upcycling Project, which aims to upcycle and repurpose aircraft parts and materials to create unique retail products and art pieces. These parts will also be used to support educational institutions, artists and persons with disabilities.
In the first quarter of 2022, the Airline will also launch a Designed by Singapore Airlines collection that features a range of unique upcycled products. This includes a collection of aviation tags, made from retired aircraft fuselage, and bags made from life vests. These products will be available for sale under the Singapore Showcase category on KrisShop.com.
SIA is also working with SG Enable, a Singapore-based agency dedicated to supporting persons with disabilities, in its i’mable Collective initiative. Under this initiative, SPD and Singapore Fashion Runway have created lifestyle products made from life vests and seat fabric. These products will be made available for sale on KrisShop.com from January 2022, with all net proceeds going directly to support the i’mable Collective makers.
Mr Yeoh Phee Teik, Senior Vice President Customer Experience, Singapore Airlines, said: “This collaboration with Singapore-based retail brands has resulted in the creation of a wide range of innovative and imaginative products, almost entirely by using upcycled aircraft parts and materials. This provides SIA’s customers and fans, as well as aviation enthusiasts from around the world, with a rare opportunity to take home these unique products in the coming months.”
These products will be launched progressively and made available for sale on KrisShop.com, as well as the individual brands’ online and retail outlets. SIA will announce more details of the products through its social media platforms.