Cathay Pacific has found a use for its retired uniforms, turning them into ‘Well Travelled Lai See’, the red enveloped given out at Chinese New Year.
According to Cathay Pacific, 320 million Lai See packets are given out each year in Hong Kong alone and under 2% of them are reused. By both recycling the uniforms that were destined for landfill and creating well-designed reusable Lai See, Cathay Pacific hopes to encourage a more sustainable way of giving.
The Lai See will be sold but the airline brand will give any profits made to a local Hong Kong charity.
Created alongside McCann Worldgroup Hong Kong, the design of the red envelope was created by eco designer Angus Tsui. As an additional nod to doing good, they were then manufactured by Redress and St James Upcycling Centre, a charity focused on helping the disabled community of Hong Kong.
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