Iberia is bringing in new toiletry bags created by Teresa Helbig, a Catalan designer who has also created the Spanish airline’s new uniforms. The kits will be available in business class and premium economy class on long-haul Iberia flights starting this summer.
These sustainable toiletry bags, finished in a blue, red, and yellow pattern, include natural and vegan cosmetic products, made in Spain by Uvas Frescas, using surplus grapes from the wines selected by the Wine Club (Araex) – wine varieties which are also served on board Iberia flights – and with packaging made from sugar cane with ‘I’m Green’ certification.
The amenity kits were produced by Kaelis using 7.5 million recycled 550ml plastic bottles, which the company claims has saved 1.2 million litres of water and 70% of energy emissions, compared with using virgin material.
The sustainable products are packaged in the kits by Envera, the Iberia employee association for parents of people with disabilities, which employs more than 400 people with disabilities.
The business class toiletry bag includes cosmetics, a pair of night socks, an eye mask, a toothbrush and toothpaste, earplugs, lip balm, and hand cream. The bag that will be available to premium economy customers will include socks, a mask, a toothbrush and toothpaste, and earplugs.
To save unwanted kits being wasted, the kits have to be requested by customers, who can also request to just receive specific products from the kits. Any leftover products not used by customers will be recycled for reuse.