Air New Zealand looking for uniform designer; taking expressions of interest

Air New Zealand

Do you have what it takes to be Air New Zealand’s next uniform designer?

The New Zealand flag carrier is looking for a talented designer as it plans to update its uniform design after 12 years.

“After 12 years with our current designs, it’s time to revisit and refresh our uniforms to ensure they continue to be a perfect fit for our people and align with our recently announced future cabin experience,” Air New Zealand chief customer and sales officer Leanne Geraghty said in a press statement, adding that the airline is updating its uniform to align with its future vision.

Geraghty added: “We’ll be working to ensure the uniform reflects the diverse requirements of our people. A lot has changed since our last uniform update in 2011 and we want to ensure they continue to meet the needs of our teams. This is just the start of an exciting journey of creativity and innovation, bringing Aotearoa to life in the uniforms our people wear with pride every day.”

Meanwhile, Air New Zealand chief sustainability officer Kiri Hannifin said that updating the uniform gives Air New Zealand the opportunity to review the sustainability of its workplace wardrobe.

“Part of our commitment to sustainability is supporting a circular economy. An integral element of the brief is that the fabrics we use have reduced life cycle impacts. Integrating new innovations, particularly around textile recycling, is key,” Hannifin said in the statement.

“As part of this work, we are also researching end of life solutions for our existing uniform to better understand how we can minimize as much as possible waste to landfill,” Hannfiin added.


Air New Zealand has set out the following criteria for its next uniform designer:

  • New Zealand designer with a commercial track record 
  • Business practices aligned with Air New Zealand’s Sustainability Framework
  • Available to work with Air New Zealand and uniform manufacturer, Deane Apparel, over the next three plus years
  • Willing to collaborate with other designers and brands

The airline is taking expressions of interest here until May 14, 2023.

The chosen designer will be announced in late 2023, and the new design will be launched in 2025.

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