Korean Air has
created a limited number of eco-friendly cosmetic pouches, made
out of retired cabin life vests.
The upcycled pouches have been produced in
collaboration with Korean beauty brand 107, renowned for its
natural skin care products and eco-friendly holistic approach to
The pouch will feature six different
travel-size skin care essentials: a facial cleanser, face mist,
moisturizing cream, soap, shampoo and a mask pack.
Korean Air has produced cosmetic pouches from retired life vests
have the pouches been made from retired life vests, but the
manufacturing processes were carried out to minimize pollution and
The pouches were manufactured at a factory using
solar power, and eco-friendly, biodegradable detergents were used
to wash the life vests.
A limited number of 4,000 upcycled
cosmetic pouches have been produced, and will be available for
purchase on Korean Air’s e-Skyshop.
The price of the cosmetic pouch including the skin care set is
KRW 125,000, and the airline has committed to donating the profit to a global
This is not the first time that Korean Air has
upcycled items. As part of its ESG
activities, the carrier has done various upcycling projects such
as producing name tags using scraps of retired aircraft and the
donation of hot water bottle covers made using inflight blankets
to neighbors in need.
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