Singapore Airlines has partnered with leather and paper craftsman Bynd Artisan to create a range of premium lifestyle items made from leather sourced from retired business class seats.
According to a press release from Singapore-based Bynd Artisan, the collection includes a wristlet keychain (with the words “Pull for life vest”), as well as a shoulder pouch, watch holder and valet. , and a phone and business card holder.
The last three items also feature the Singapore Airlines batik pattern and are packaged in velvet drawstring bags.
They range from S$98 for the key fob to S$315 for the watch and valet stand, and can be purchased from SIA. krisshop.com website, Bynd Artisan’s ION Experience Store in Singapore, or online at byndartisan.com.
Singapore Airlines is not the first carrier to recycle retired aircraft parts – Lufthansa has released several collections of exclusive furniture made from older A320s and A340swhile last year Emirates has announced plans to recycle parts from its first retired A380 superjumbo into bespoke furniture and souvenirs.
And more recently, Delta and American Express launched a new partnership allowing customers to own a metal credit card from a retired B747 jumbo.
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