Etihad Airways will give first-class passengers designer loungewear that is meant to be reused

Etihad Airways is going beyond the complimentary blanket and toiletry kit. The airline will now give out its own clothing line: fashionable loungewear made specifically for travelers. Items from the collection will be offered to passengers in first class and guests staying in The Residence on board the Airbus A380 fleet. The designers kept the comfort of passengers in mind when creating the clothes. The fabrics used are hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial, crease-resistant and breathable.

Etihad teamed up with the Emirati brand A Friend of Mine by Xpoze to design the clothing after holding a 2017 competition to find the best local designer to work with. Nearly 71,000 votes were cast in the competition, and A Friend of Mine won. This partnership opens the door to more designers and brands making passenger-specific travel clothes that can be used more than once. Etihad Airways even held a launch party at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first fashion event at the museum.

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Etihad Airways is going beyond the complimentary blanket and toiletry kit. The airline will now give out its own clothing line: fashionable loungewear made specifically for travelers. Items from the collection will be offered to passengers in first class and guests staying in The Residence on board the Airbus A380 fleet. The designers kept the comfort of passengers in mind when creating the clothes. The fabrics used are hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial, crease-resistant and breathable.

Etihad teamed up with the Emirati brand A Friend of Mine by Xpoze to design the clothing after holding a 2017 competition to find the best local designer to work with. Nearly 71,000 votes were cast in the competition, and A Friend of Mine won. This partnership opens the door to more designers and brands making passenger-specific travel clothes that can be used more than once. Etihad Airways even held a launch party at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first fashion event at the museum.