Delta prepared for a uniform rollout with alternatives for workers complain of irritation of the skin

Some Delta Air Lines employees have reported rash and skin irritation after wearing the new uniforms.


Some Delta Air Lines employees are not in love with their new $20 million designer uniforms, which launched last week, but the company claims that the intentions, and even back-up plans to solve each problem.

“When we started to work with the staff on the design of new uniforms, we wanted to improve the design, fit and function, while ensuring the safety and health of all the people of Delta. That is the reason why we took three years to gather feedback and to listen, including three months of testing live in the force on 1,000 randomly selected employees,” a Delta spokesperson said in a statement obtained by Fox News.

“Since the launch, we continue to actively seek feedback and have already initiated discussions with an employee reporting an issue.”

According to previous reports, various Delta Air Lines flight attendants had complained about the Zac Posen-designed uniforms, saying: the material has caused irritation of the skin and skin rash.


Within the hour from Lands’ End, the delivery of the new outfits to 64,000 employees, reports of symptomatic reactions began to circulate on social media, the Chicago Business Journal and Promo Marketing magazine reported.

“My neck after a 10-hour flight to Rome…it hurts!! Who can I report this? Uniform committee?” a Delta flight attendant reportedly shared on social media, along with a photo of her irritated skin.

Delta has since confirmed to Fox News that an apron is the most important garment in question, although the company says Fox News the article is completely optional, and that the company is actively working with flight attendants to fix the problem.

A Delta representative also confirmed that only a few dozens of complaints were registered about the other articles of clothing, in total, and that those have largely been solved by re-applying the affected employees for new uniforms.

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The representative told Fox News that cotton alternatives to the button-down shirts, in contrast to cotton and Spandex versions are available for each employee who might be allergic to Spandex. Non-wool options available to you.


For the release of the new uniforms, Delta reportedly carried out more than 80 employees, focus groups and surveyed more than 1,000 employees in the course of three months to get feedback on the uniforms for the mass start. The design team has more than 165 changes to the appearance are based on the feedback, before deciding on the final aesthetic.

Following the uniform start of last week, Delta issued a statement addressing initial concerns to the Chicago Business Journal.

“Since our new uniforms launched for 64,000 Delta employees, we have received a few reports about potential friction or irritation of the skin. Just as the lessons we received from our in-depth, three-year development process, which three months before wear test 1,000 frontline employees, we continue to listen and resolve problems on a case-by-case basis. We have already initiated discussions with the employee reporting an issue.”

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