Aviation Upholstery Case Studies Southwest


“ELFA-Leather is a win-win-win for our passengers, our business, and the environment. By providing us with a high-quality product that looks great, is comfortable and lighter weight, ELFA-Leather is the perfect fit for Southwest’s ground-breaking interior redesign.” Angela Vargo, Customer Marketing and Experience Manager – Southwest Airlines.

When specifying a seating upholstery material for the ‘Evolve’ interior, Southwest required a more durable and cost effective alternative to traditional leather.

In order to evaluate the potential of ELFA-Leather, an extensive two-year ‘green plane’ trial was conducted by Southwest, resulting in the long-lasting quality ambiance and the wipe-clean ease of maintenance of ELFA-Leather being proven throughout.

ELFA-Leather posed as the perfect solution, as its desirable attributes allowed Southwest to take advantage of substantial benefits such as significant weight savings – a factor crucial to the airline industry, as lower weight seating results in lower fuel consumption.