FORMIA is proud to announce a partnership with Aeromexico and ELeather – the pioneers of engineered leather – to offer passengers a unique and eco-conscious amenity kit, the first and only made from ELeather.
The offering forms part of Aeromexico’s entry in the SkyTeam’s Sustainable Flight Challenge, where participating airlines explore the most sustainable way to operate a single flight in their existing networks. All innovations from the dedicated flights are shared openly, enabling airlines to come together to take responsibility, put solutions into practice and reshape the future of air travel for generations to come.
Aligning with FORMIA’s vision to create meaningful concepts and products to enhance the passenger experience and drive a more positive impact, the specially developed sustainable amenity kits have been consciously curated to minimise environmental impact.
The sleek ELeather bags, offered in a charming British Racing Green colour, feature 100% recycled PET fabric linings, with eye masks and socks also made from 100% recycled PET fabrics carrying the Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certification.
The eco-conscious amenity kits include a dental kit with a wheat straw toothbrush wrapped in biodegradable kraft paper. Wheatstraw is a by-product of wheat grain harvest, needing less energy to produce than virgin plastic, is biodegradable, reduces waste and provides supplementary income to the farmers. The earplugs are also wrapped in biodegradable kraft paper
Each sustainable bag contains a kraft paper cover notebook with inner pages made from recycled paper. The ballpoint pen is made from wheatstraw and FSC certified recycled paper, a material that has been harvested in a responsible manner and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
With conscious luxury in mind, the Etro branded lip balm and body lotion are also presented in an FSC certified paper box.
FORMIA’s CEO & Managing Partner, Roland Grohmann, commented: “FORMIA is excited to partner with Aeromexico and ELeather on these very special sustainable amenity kits, to offer passengers exclusive, thoughtfully curated products as part of their environmentally-conscious experience with Aeromexico.
We are thrilled to be part of this initiative and to continue our efforts in developing innovative solutions to help to drive a more sustainable future for our industry.”
Andrés Castañeda Ochoa, Chief Customer and Digital Officer at Aeromexico said: “Sustainability has long been a focus for Aeromexico and so we are delighted to extend our existing partnerships with ELeather and FORMIA to create responsibly designed amenity kits for The Sustainable Flight Challenge, that will add to an enhanced and meaningful customer in-flight experience.
We are committed to reducing our environmental impact throughout our products and services and we believe these environmentally conscious kits are another step towards a greener future.”
Nico Den Ouden, Chief Commercial Officer at ELeather, said: “Sustainability has been in our DNA from day one, diverting leather waste from landfill to create high-performance, luxury materials that are better for the planet. We’ve worked in partnership with Aeromexico for over 6 years providing our recycled material for their aircraft seats in support of their ambitions to reduce their CO2 impact. We are delighted to be part of this initiative, in partnership with Aeromexico and FORMIA, seeing the industry adopt sustainable materials further and faster in their overall cabin experience.”