Recycling is hardly a new fad and there are many examples of airline bits converted into useful goods as they are retired. For JetBlue the move to new uniforms late last year meant a massive collection of old clothes to dispose of and the net result is a line of bags from Manhattan Portage.
The new bags are manufactured from fabric created by recycling the old uniforms into new nylon. All of them also include a JetBlue branding on the bag as a reminder of where the goods came from.
Always fun to see the airlines doing something a bit more than just going through the motions with their product cycles.