Hawaiian Airlines partners with Sig Zane, Japanese fashion icons for new uniform designs

Hawaiian Airlines has enlisted two fashion collectives in Hawai´i and Japan to create the airline´s first new uniform since 2008, the company said.

Starting this month, Hilo-based design studio Sig Zane Kaiao and Japanese design consultants Tetsu Nishiyama and Mikiko Nishiyama of the label DESCENDANT will collaborate on uniforms for more than 5,000 employees across all of Hawaiian´s work groups including airport customer service, cabin service, flight division (pilots), in-flight (flight attendants), line service, maintenance, ramp, and supply.

Along with a committee of 40 Hawaiian employees, this design hui (or collective) will participate in the uniform project, which includes a rigorous review of each garment´s functional requirements.

Hawaiian Airlines, now in its 87th year of continuous service, is a large
Hawaiian airline providing passenger service from primary visitor markets on the US Mainland. Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA).