Wool industry flying high with new Qantas uniforms

QANTAS has launched its newly-redesigned uniforms using fine Australian Merino wool, designed by one of Australia's most talented expat designers, Martin Grant.

The fine Merino wool woven into the new Qantas designs has been traced back to around 50 wool growing properties across Australia, including flocks from close to where the Qantas began at Longreach, Queensland.


The new Qantas uniforms, using merino wool.
The new Qantas uniforms, using merino wool.

The company sees the combination of Merino wool and Qantas as a natural fit given the place both hold in Australia's national character, both are central to the fabric of our nation.


Longtime partner of The Woolmark Company, designer Martin Grant said he was proud to work on this project.

"Designing the new Qantas uniform was a wonderful challenge, drawing on my Australian heritage and aligning with my modern design aesthetic," he said.

"Merino wool was the logical fibre for the uniform, it needed to be comfortable, hard wearing and stylish and wool is the only fabric that can be folded up on long haul flights and brought out and worn proudly by the crew as they disembark at their global destinations."

Australian Wool Innovation CEO Stuart McCullough said the group was proud the Woolmark logo would be attached to Qantas uniforms.

Topics:  merino qantas sheep

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