PAL's stylish new PPE for stewards

Airline cabin crew in full gear—a stylish personal protective equipment suit for each crew of the Philippine Airlines while the coronavirus pandemic remains in the air.

PAL's stylish new PPE for stewards

PAL has teamed up with Mandaluyong City-based Edwin Tan, one of Filipino designers who have joined the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

Tan, who has to his credit 23 years experience dressing people and 14 years with the airline, was asked to design protective gowns for PAL’s flight attendants.

He has been known for his made-to-order creations and has been producing protective equipment for healthcare workers who had been ranged against the outbreak two weeks into the Enhanced Community Quarantine, at the same time calibrating his machines in his shop to give way for the production of PPEs.

On Facebook, PAL posted photos of their cabin crew in full gear: an all-white PPE with a detail of the PAL's iconic colors blue, yellow and red.

"Our cabin crew in personal protective gears. Designed by Filipino couturier Edwin Tan, the protective suits have the "fit and function" that will allow cabin crew to perform their duties," PAL wrote in the caption.

In the Facebook post, Tan said "the detail is a subtle branding for PAL. We didn’t have time to print or embroider so we came up with the idea of mimicking or reworking the ‘flag’ logo of PAL."

He used "a non-porous material for the PPEs, a material substantial weight to give it a better fall than generic PPEs."

PAL said the cabin crew uniform for flights during the COVID-19 threat "season" would demonstrate different looks, designs and colors.

"Eventually, a single, branded 'look' will fill up our flights this 'Season'. Stay tuned!" PAL wrote.

PAL is operating special flights in compliance with the extended Enhanced Community Quarantine.

The Enhanced Community Quarantine was implemented by President Rodrigo Duterte on March 17 to contain the spread of COVID-19 and has been extended to last until April 30.

Topics: Philippine Airlines , Edwin Tan , personal protective equipment , coronavirus pandemic
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