Westwood (left) at her Spring 2013 runway show in Paris. Image courtesy of ImaxTree.

By Caley Skinner

Employees of Virgin Atlantic must be getting pretty excited right about now! Famed fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has re-designed the airline’s iconic red uniforms; the new looks will debut in July 2013, and the official launch will be in 2014. Westwood has been working with Richard Branson to create environmentally friendly uniforms – the polyester yarn used in the uniforms comes from recycled plastic bottles, while reused roadside banners make up the canvas. Of her ethical looks, Westwood stated, "Fashion – actually let’s call it clothing, because most of it isn’t fashion – is one of the biggest polluters, it must be with all that landfill. My main focus is quality, rather quantity, and I’ve been saying to people, ‘Buy less, choose well, make it last’, Rather than just keep sucking things up." [
Vogue UK]
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