Hotel chain to roll out 100% organic uniforms
Wednesday 16 June 2010
A Scandinavian hotel chain is set to become the first in the world to adopt a totally organic uniform for its staff later this year.
Swedish-based Scandic, which operates 151 hotels through Scandinavia and Europe, says that the 100% organic uniform will have its own “personality and soul” when it launches later this year.
The chain, which already has an agreement in place with British chef Jamie Oliver to design its menus, says that it will team up with a leading fashion designer to create the uniforms.
Scandic has a good record in environmental leadership, becoming the first hotel to remove bottled water from its hotels in 2008, replacing it instead with chilled, filtered water served in recycled glass bottles designed by world record Swedish swimmer Therese Alshammar.
The move will see it join smaller eco-friendly establishments such as the Kessler Collection’s El Monte Sagrado resort and spa and the boutique Monte Azul Costa Rica which use organic uniforms.
For larger chains, uniforms are an integral part of sustainability efforts, with Wyndham Worldwide switching to uniforms made from recycled plastic bottles in 2008.
Kimpton Hotels and Marriott hotels also produce their uniforms from consumer waste.
Geoffrey Macnab reviews American Hustle, also starring Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper
newsFormer soldier taped 33 of the animals to the floor and then stamped on them one by one
Michelle Nijhuis' daughter insists (s)he is, and she learnt a valuable lesson on gender in books
news Opponents claim it would stop performers such as Beyonce and Madonna appearing on TV
It takes a platoon of chefs, litres of brandy and rum, and almost 100kg of dried fruit
food + drink
- 1 America's 'virgin births'? One in 200 mothers 'became pregnant without having sex'
- 3 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 5 Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
- < Previous
- Next >
£18000 - £27000 per annum + Award-Winning Benefits: Round The World Experts: D...
£18000 - £22000 per annum + Award-Winning Benefits: FCm Travel Solutions: FCm ...
£23000 - £27000 per annum + £18K base & uncapped commission & benefits: Flight...
Excellent Salary: Austen Lloyd: We would very much like to hear from applicant...