For Everlane, the ReNew collection represents more than just a marketing ploy. The company has also made a commitment to remove virgin plastic from its supply chain completely within the next three years. This is a chance to take recycled plastic clothing mainstream—not just in workout clothes or outdoor gear.
AirAsia starts upcycling life jackets and employs refugees. Life jackets AND life skills! This is another example of the Airline industry being the avant guard for the other industries.
Southwest Airlines has several programs that repurpose their retired airline seat covering. Their programs help local economies and employ veterans.
Air France upcycles life jackets and advertising posters. They employ people with disabilities as part of a work mainstreaming model by the E.S.A.T., a French organization that integrates people with disabilities in the labor market. Each item made is unique.