Korean Air creates cosmetics pouches made of upcycled life vests

Karen Pham

Karen Pham

Korean Air

Korean Air Co, the national airline of South Korea, has released 4000 sustainable cosmetics pouches made from recycled cabin life vests.

In partnership with Korean beauty brand 107, six items are included in the pouches including a facial cleanser, face mist, moisturising cream, soap and shampoo.

In order to reduce pollution and carbon emissions, the company has produced the pouches in a factory using solar power and used eco-friendly detergents to clean the life vests.

Customers can now purchase the products on Korean Air’s e-Skyshop. Korean Air will contribute the sales revenue to a worldwide environmental organisation.

Along with making eco-friendly pouches, Korean Airlines has implemented upcycling projects like making name tags out of scraps of retired aircraft and donating water bottle covers fashioned from airline blankets.

In 2021, Korean Air revealed plans to set up an eco-friendly ‘Skypass Forest’.

Karen Pham

Karen Pham

Karen Pham is a marketing and branding enthusiast with a major in legal English. Based in Ho Chi Minh City, she is a contributor to Viable.Earth.

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