United turns employee uniforms into face coverings for airline workers at SFO

United Airlines has announced the delivery of 7,500 face masks upcycled from 12,284 pounds of United uniforms to front line employees at San Francisco International Airport and the airline´s San Francisco Maintenance Base, the company said.

United worked with upcycling partner, Looptworks to produce masks that would supplement the supply of face coverings that the airline already provides all employees and customers.

Through partnering with Portland, Oregon-based Looptworks, United was able to supply employees with more sustainable, eco-friendly masks that are washable and reusable, recycled from uniforms, made in limited editions, and in the process save materials from landfills.

United´s shared purpose is Connecting People. Uniting the World.