Recycled, Regenerated & Plant-based Fibres & Fabrics by John Horsfall & Sons

Re-Thread by John Horsfall is a range of recycled, regenerated & plant-based fibres & fabrics for use in onboard comfort items. John Horsfall’s Re-Thread programme enables airlines to choose well made, considerately sourced & long-lasting products, which have a big impact on the passenger experience, not on the earth! 

Taking influence from the worlds of technical textiles & sports-wear, our R&D team have worked closely with specialist manufactures to bring recycled, sustainable and long-lasting fabrics to the commercial aviation market.  

The Re-thread programme helps airlines take a holistic approach to sustainability, taking into account all aspects of the product life cycle; from raw materials to logistics, packaging, longevity, laundry & end-of-life disposal. 

The range includes: 

  • Re-Thread blankets- innovative woven blankets utilise fibres generated from post-consumer-waste. Offering bespoke design opportunities & lessening micro-plastic shedding compared with fleece blankets; these blankets can also last at least 100 washes. Value for money & a sustainable alternative to short-life products. 
  • Re-Thread fillings –Our pillows, duvets & mattresses can now be made with 100% recycled fibre filling. Diverting plastic waste from landfill & offering the same levels of comfort & warmth as virgin fibres. 
  • Re-gen Cotton – regenerated cotton fibres from post-consumer textile waste such as denim garments can be used in our soft woven bedding & all-in-one duvets. 
  • Sorona® – Dupont’s Eco-efficient performance fibre is made from 37% annually renewable plant-based ingredients. Perfect in premium pillows as a non-animal alternative to Feather & Down. 
     
  • BioFibre – The responsible choice for Economy Disposables, BioFibre is made with reclaimed waste-wood, using a clean, chemical-free process 
  • Plastic-free packaging. Our range of innovative alternatives to single use plastic. Integral packaging solutions which are better for the environment, and for the passenger experience; including blankets, duvets & mattresses with in-built pockets & ties, and rotable branded bags perfectly designed to maximise the at-seat sustainable messaging. 

Visit John Horsfall’s website to find out more about their BioFibreAirline Vintage Blankets or Sustainable Procurement Blog

Or visit their virtual exhibition stand at WTCE Virtual this September, register online.  


(NB. Re-Thread by John Horsfall Trademark pending.)


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