Finavia uniforms repurposed as furniture


The smoking area in Helsinki Airport’s non-Schengen area features three new tables and six benches made from almost 650kg of textile waste – old Finavia staff uniforms.

It took 175kg of textile waste to make each table and 20kg for each bench. According to Finavia, the project repurposed the equivalent of 4,600 T-shirts. TouchPoint, which specializes in manufacturing ecological work clothes, is behind the new furniture, which has a factory warranty of 50 years.

“Usually clothes that are worn out end up being burned as energy waste. Our goal was to find a more environmentally friendly solution,” said Annaleena Kiikonen, sourcing manager at Finavia.

Finavia and TouchPoint have also launched a new line of work clothes that uses polyester created from used plastic bottles, part of an initiative to find solutions that stem from the circular economy.


About Author

Comments are closed.