Marketplace: Uniform Suppliers Meet Crew Needs
Manufacturers of uniforms offer custom and branded clothing for flight deck, cabin, lounge, ticketing, sales office and check-in personnel serving airlines and private aviation.
Aramark’s aviation apparel products are targeted to the “under-wing market,” which includes airline mechanics, technicians and ground handling service providers. The Philadelphia-based company self-manufactures all of its core product offerings, encompassing an entire line of apparel made from recycled materials.
As examples, Aramark has trademarked several fabrics including Reterra, made from recycled plastics, and Ostratec made from repurposed oyster shells. Aramark also partners with Unifi/Repreve to create garments made specifically from plastic bottles.
Aramark’s array of off-the-shelf uniform solutions is available for delivery by route sales representative or directly to the end user. Ordering is available via catalog, e-commerce, Aramark’s field service force and route sales representative team. Individual customer accounts are available.
Off-Shelf, Customized Solutions
JetSeam provides high quality pilot shirts, uniform pants, undershirts and accessories to commercial, charter and private pilots, worldwide. The company designs its clothing at its Raleigh, North Carolina, headquarters and works with factories in several countries that manufacture the products to its specifications.
Shirts are made from cotton-rich, as opposed to polyester-heavy fabrics; available ready to wear or customized for a better fit, with long sleeve and tall options for both men and women
JetSeam’s new Gen2 Uniform second-generation pants are redesigned from the ground up and manufactured with a four-way stretch fabric for use all day and in all types of weather. The company’s undershirts are made from a fabric mixing bamboo-derived viscose and modal (beach wood) fibers to create a softer, lighter product from a renewable and sustainable source.
A Broad Product Line
A Cut Above (ACA), based in Louisville, Colorado, manufactures a complete line of uniforms for airlines and corporate flight departments. With multiple price points and a wide range of products, ACA outfits pilots, inflight staff, station personnel, ground crews and mechanics.
In addition to a full stock for retail sales, the company has design capabilities for custom items, of which 95% are manufactured by ACA and its partners. Clothing products are available at its Denver retail store and through an on-line catalogue.
While airlines account for most of its business, ACA offers a number of programs for corporate flight departments. As examples, small flight departments may order directly through ACA’s retail channel, while larger ones are eligible for managed accounts with direct ordering, allowance management and monthly billing.
For sustainability, ACA uses minimal packaging and products with longer lifecycles.
Customized, Sustainable Uniforms
Denmark-based Olino offers airlines and private aviation operators custom-designed uniforms for flight deck, cabin, lounge, ticketing, sales office and check-in personnel. For private aviation operators, Olino often develops uniforms that incorporate eye-catching branded items, including wings, scarves, ties, dresses, blouses and hats.
Uniform items are developed and manufactured in-house by the company, which offers web ordering and management, as well as delivery to the customers’ bases or home addresses.
Through its “Full Loop Uniform Solution,” Olino has embraced environmental sustainability through the use of recyclable materials consisting of natural fibers, including organic cotton and 100% wool, and collecting and recycling used uniforms.