The two companies worked together for three years to create and test the new clothing. The collection includes more than 50 pieces created for United's "under the wing" workforce. The pants have new pockets that fit the tools better, are more colorful for safety reasons during the day and at night and sewn with a new type of fabric. Carhartt said it also put a "focus" on its women's collection, so that the items have a better fit and function compared to previous collections.
According to United, these new uniforms are part of a wider refresher for all 75,000 employees in the global workforce. Selected employees are currently testing new uniforms for their frontline employees, including flight attendants, pilots and customer service representatives. A new look for these workers will be launched in the summer.
It's worth noting that the new United uniforms will be supplied by Carhartt, Tracy Reese, and Brooks Brothers – companies that played no part in the American and Delta uniforms.