Flybe uniform contract suits Coventry manufacturer

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A manufacturer in Coventry is set to take off with Flybe after landing the contract to supply the airline’s uniforms.

Murray Uniforms in Coventry will make the attire for Flybe’s cabin crew, an announcement which comes hot on the heels of the airline revealing its headquarters and cabin crew base will be at Birmingham Airport.

200 jobs will be created at the base, with an estimated 400 more across the UK over the next three years.

In an effort to become more sustainable, for every suit produced by Murray Uniforms for Flybe, there will be 15 recycled bottles in the material. In addition, each will be given a set number of suits resulting in further recycled materials. Any old uniform returned to Murray will be recycled and nothing will go to landfill.

Murray Uniforms says it reduced its carbon emissions last year and hopes to do the same again.

Liam Gibson, Head of Marketing and Brand said: We are delighted that Flybe has chosen Murray Uniforms as their new uniform partner. With Murray being based locally in Coventry, it’s great to support their new adventure based out of Birmingham Airport and we look forward to growing a long and sustainable partnership.

We have worked closely with Flybe to clearly understand their specific requirements of the new uniform and have created a modern, tailored offer, which offers a choice to the individual wearers. One key requirement was to bring a sustainable element to the new look. Each suit of the new uniform consists of 15 recycled plastic bottles and all deliveries made by Murray Uniforms will be Carbon Neutral.

Head of aircrew Cindy Lewis said, “it’s great to be able to work with another company that’s doing an awful lot for the environment, and it’s also creating job opportunities as a result of Flybe’s business.”