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Unifi Signs Manufacturing and Distribution Agreement for REPREVE

Inside Outdoor Magazine details how Unifi and Palmetto Synthetics will team up to provide the textile industry with a U.S. made REPREVE staple fiber product option.  Produced by Palmetto, the REPREVE staple fiber will be suitable for a wide range of applications, including apparel,military, denim, upholstery, industrial, medical, automotive and non-woven products.

Yadkinville textile company doubling operations of popular product

News 14 Carolina takes a look at Unifi's multi-phase expansion plan for its Yadkinville, N.C. Repreve Recycling Center.  Due to the high demand for its Repreve recycled yarn, the company is adding a third line of equipment, which should be up and running by early next year. 

Unifi certified as 'Responsible Source'

SCS Global Services announces Unifi as first textile manufacturer of multi-filament, textured nylon and related raw materials to receive the Responsible Source certification for the Company's Repreve recycled fiber product.

Haggar hits 80 million milestone, E-Clo line upcycles millions of plastic bottles thanks to Repreve

Menswear apparel brand, Haggar Clothing, has now up-cycled more than 80 million plastic bottles through its apparel line E-Clo, which includes the LK Life Khaki brand. The line contains a blend of cotton and Repreve which is made from recycled materials, including post-consumer plastic bottles.

Unifi's Repreve to Be X Games Sponsor

Winston Salem Journal features Repreve in a story about the brand's sponsorship of the 2013 Winter X Games in Aspen, Jan. 24-27. 

Repreve, LC, Starbucks, Coca-Cola & will.i.am - How Cool Brands Keep It Green

Starbucks looks to create laundry detergent and plastics from unused food & coffee grounds, will.i.am teams up with Coke to bring music lovers head-phones made from recycled plastic and designer Lauren Conrad selects Repreve to keep her XO(eco) bag collection green. Check out this article to see how some of today's biggest names put the environment first.

People Style Watch features the Blue Avocado XO(eco) Collection by Lauren Conrad, stylish lifestyle bags, all made with Repreve

XO(eco) is a collection of 20 chic lifestyle bags, all made with Repreve.  Each bag in the collection is made from 3 -35 recycled plastic bottles, so women can look good and do good while toting cosmetics, travel accessories, even food. The entire XO(eco) collection is available online at Amazon.com.  Learn more about XO(eco) from this article in People Style Watch.

From Waste to Wow! Repreve® Featured in Swimwear from Eco Swim™ by Aqua Green™

Eco Swim™ by Aqua Green introduces eco-friendly swimwear made with Repreve® recycled fibers. The collection features numerous styles, such as classic bikinis, tankinis and swim dresses, to name a few. The Eco Swim collection can be purchased at several major and specialty retailers nationwide. 

Herff Jones and Repreve Offer Up Green Caps and Gowns for 2012 Grads!

Herff Jones added a green touch to this years commencements- caps and gowns made with REPREVE recycled fibers.  Check out this list to see if your alma mater graduated with eco-honors this year!

Ford partners with Repreve to give back

Ford and Unifi’s Repreve Gives Back program will allow customers who buy a new 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid or the Ford Focus Electric the ability to automatically donate to one of the following environmentally focused nonprofit organizations: Keep America Beautiful, The Conservation Alliance, American Rivers or the Rocky Mountain Institute. These organizations were chosen because of their previous work in driving environmental change.

Lauren Conrad talks design with Glamour and dishes about her eco-friendly Blue Avocado bag line made with Repreve

LC let's Glamour in on how she keeps her fashion lines stylish and eco-friendly by collaborating with green partners such as Blue Avocado and Repreve.  Lauren recently launched a line of eco-friendly lifestyle bags that help keep plastic bottles out of the landfill by using Repreve.  Check out the full article to get up-to-date on Lauren and hear more on how Repreve helps her design green! 

Textile Sources

Momentum Textiles' Motion collection features Repreve post-consumer recycled polyester.GreenScreen Revive window shade fabric is made with Repreve recycled polyester.

The New York Times...Ford Is Covering Seats in Soda Bottles, with Help of Repreve

Together, Ford and Repreve will save 2 million plastic bottles from the landfill. By collaborating with Repreve, Ford now offers customers the green option of seat fabric made with recycled materials. Each Ford Focus will keep 22 plastic bottles out of the landfill.

Interior Design...Lauren Conrad Designs for BlueAvocado with Repreve

Lauren Conrad, the 25-year-old fashion designer and former MTV reality-show star, has teamed up with sustainable brand BlueAvocado to create an eco-friendly collection of travel and cosmetic accessories and home storage made with Repreve.

Repreve Textile Takeback featured on News 14 Carolina

Click the link below to view News 14 Carolina's feature on Unifi's innovative Repreve Textile Takeback program.

http://bit.ly/RepreveTextileTakeback

Repreve Recycling Center in NY Time Square

Unifi's Repreve Recycling Center is featured in New York's Time Square!
May 2011

In the Nude

Momentum Textiles Introduces the industry's first 100% solution-dyed recycled nylon fabric - Naked Nylon 
Sunday May 15, 2011

Graduates wear gear made from plastic

As told by Greensboro's News & Record: Greensboro-based manufacturer Unifi turns recycled plastic bottles into a yarn, which is used to make the gowns.  Read the article to see how Repreve is putting green into graduation day!

Recycling to reclaim profits

Unifi's new US $8 million recycling centre now enables the US yarn supplier to produce whiter, cleaner, recylced polyester yarns from plastic bottles- and even fabric scraps- to give retailers a high level of product transparency.

GreenScreen Revive, window covering fabric made with Repreve

With the addition of GreenScreen Revive, Hunter Douglas Contract now offers the most sustainable window shading fabric on the market. GreenScreen Revive fabric is made with Repreve polyester. Repreve is made from 100% recycled materials making it one of the most earth-friendly ingredients you’ll find anywhere. GreenScreen Revive will be available to the market January 2011. (Fibre2Fashion.com, December 20, 2010)

WSA and Unifi talk rPET now and tomorrow

As garbage continues to accumulate across the globe the need to reduce, reuse, recycle is becoming more and more evident.  Unifi shares the recycled polyester process used to create REPREVE fibers and discusses the importance of integrity in sustainable products- for the company, the consumer and the environment.

Check out this great Polartec & Repreve 100 video


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Polartec® will now be offering fabrics made with Repreve® 100 by Unifi, a new recycled fiber that is created from 100% post-consumer plastic bottles.  As previous recycled fabrics were produced with yarns made from a mix of post consumer (bottles) and post industrial (fabric scraps) waste, we are now able to offer recycled fabrics that further help to reduce the impact plastic bottles have on our landfills.


Health Magazine's April Hot List features BlueAvocado Bags, made with Repreve

Bag it Up.  Schlep your groceries in style with vibrant, reusable shopping bags and totes from BlueAvocado ($9.99, BlueAvocado.com) that collapse into the tiniest of pouches.

BlueAvocado bags are made with REPREVE!

Alloy.com Holiday Gift Guide - Blue Avocado, made with Repreve

Go green! This starter set is perfect for a trip to the grocery store, a weekend excursion or even for an outing to the mall. (Alloy.com, December 2009)

Smarter (and cuter) Grocery Bags

I don’t know about you, but I find it really hard to remember to bring my own bags to the grocery store. But that has all changed since I met with the ladies of BlueAvocado. BlueAvocado is a line of sustainable, reusable and machine washable grocery bags, and if they couldn’t get any more green, BlueAvocado has teamed up with Repreve to create a bag made from 50% recyclabe, traceable polyester fibers made from plastic bottles and crude oil. (Parents.com, December 2009)

RESTORE CLOTHING, One of Apparel Magazines 2009 Top Innovators, uses Repreve

Restore Clothing sought out Unifi, the prominent producer of multi-filament polyester and nylon textured yarns and related raw materials, as Celeste sought an ecofriendly replacement for fabrics containing polyester.  (Apparel Magazine, May 2009)

Computer's recycled packaging bags an award

Hewlett-Packard won Wal-Mart's Home Entertainment Design Challenge - a contest that encourages companies to reduce the environmental impact of products in the home-entertainment category. HP replaced the box used for one of its products retail shelf packaging with the HP Protect Messenger Bag. (Packaging Digest, October 2008) 

Unifi Launches Repreve.com

Unifi, Inc. unveiled a new consumer-focused, interactive website as part of its new "Repreve. For the Planet." campaign. The new website, www.Repreve.com, is focused on educating users about the positive environmental benefits of Repreve, Unifi's family of 100% recycled yarns, and the importance of resource and energy conservation and recycling. (USAToday.com, October 3, 2008)

Unifi's Repreve Nylon Races Through Efficient Supply Chain

The North Face's Denali Jacket has been an outdoor retailer's standby for years - and now it's gone green without any change in performance or price thanks to Unifi's Repreve recycled polyester. (OR Daily, August 10, 2008)

TV Discovers Recycled Polyester Yarns

Viewers of the Discovery Channel will be able to see textile recycling in action when the TV station visits US polyester yarn supplier Unifi to find out how it makes its 100% recycled 'Repreve' polyester yarn. (EcoTextileNews, June 2008)

Repreve Recycled Yarn Featured on FOX 8's "Made in NC" Series

The fiber waste created during the manufacturing of polyester at Unifi's plants was once sold off for lower-end use like stuffing. But that waste has been given a second chance. Unifi now combines the waste with discarded plastic bottles to create its new line of yarn, called Repreve. (Fox 8 WGHP, July 3, 2008 "Repreve: Recycled Yarn by Unifi")

Ford's Global Ambitions Include Turning the World's Plastic Bottles into Car Parts

Forbes examines how Ford continues to evolve their commitment to sustainability by using Repreve recycled fibers in seating fabrics.  Thanks to Repreve, each 2013 Ford Fusion will upcycle about 40 plastic bottles per seat.

Yadkinville plant makes polyester yarn from recycled bottles

News & Observer takes a look at how Unifi's commitment to innovation and quality helped bring about the inception of the company's recycled fiber brand, Repreve.

ColdPruf Adopts Repreve Recycled Fibre

EcoTextile News discusses the inclusion of Repreve into various men's and women's ColdPruf base layer products.

Sustainable Brands Features Repreve in Article About Responsible Manufacturers

In an article about brands who responsibly manufacture products, Sustainable Brands featured Repreve, highlighting the nearly one billion plastic bottles that have been recycled into Repreve yarn. Repreve was featured alongside top-tier brands like Sprint, AT&T and Dell.

The Wall Street Journal Features Repreve Graduation Gowns

Graduation gowns made with Repreve are featured in the Wall Street Journal, in which the article explains what Repreve is and how it helps the environment.

Ecouterre highlights the Blue Avocado XO(eco) Collection by Lauren Conrad, fashionable bags made with Repreve

Ecouterre, a site dedicated to sustainable fashion, features Lauren Conrad's XO(eco) line of stylish bags for carrying makeup, food, or other accessories, all made with Repreve. Read more at Ecouterre.com or preorder your own bag on Amazon.com.

Town Square: Green revives textile firm

Unifi embraces modern times and innovation with the creation of REPREVE, their synthetic yarn made out of 100 percent recycled materials. REPREVE is a family of products made rom recycled plastic bottles, and has helped Unifi lead the textile industry into sustainability.

NC universities go green by using recycled caps and gowns

Many colleges and universities across North Carolina are going green during spring commencement. A Triad company is behind the recycled fibers they're using to create thousands of graduation gowns.

N.C. colleges take to "green" graduation gowns

Repreve and Herff Jones add a recycling touch to the apparel that college students wear to celebrate graduation.

Good Housekeeping showcases figure flattering suits by ECO SWIM, made with Repreve!

Good Housekeeping takes a look at  figure-flattering suits from ECO SWIM by AQUA GREEN. These beautiful suits hug the body in all the right places, but ECO SWIM also remembered to flatter the environment by using Repreve to create these classic looks.  Check out the rave reviews in the full article!

USA Today...Repreve helps Ford recycle 2 million plastic bottles for sustainable car seat fabric

Ford is finding a new use for about 2 million plastic bottles. By collaborating with Repreve, Ford now offers customers the green option of seat fabric made with recycled materials. Each Ford Focus saves 22 plastic bottles from the landfill.

DesignNews...Ford Recycles CES Plastic for Car Seats

Ford is converting recycled plastic water bottles and other plastic waste into car seats for the 2012 Ford Focus Electric. Ford and Unifi, maker of the Repreve car seat fabric, will collect and recycle bottles from both the Consumer Electronics Show and the North American International Auto Show for use in those car seats.

inhabitat...Ford to Recycle 2 Million Plastic Bottles Into Fabric for Its Focus Electric

Ford will recycle 2 million used plastic bottles for use in its Focus Electric vehicle. The plastic will be diverted from landfills and converted into REPREVE fabric for seating in the Focus. In collaboration with REPREVE’s makers at Unifi, the companies will carry out their plan by collecting used plastic bottles at this events throughout the year.

Unifi's Repreve Recycling Center in WWD

WWD explains how Unifi's new Repreve Recycling Center takes the company and the industry to the next level of sustainable business practices.

Unifi and Repreve Award Grants to Keep America Beautiful Affiliates in Home State of NC

Unifi, maker of 100-percent recycled Repreve yarn, has donated funding through its Repreve Recycling Grant Program to four Keep America Beautiful affiliates in North Carolina to increase plastic bottle (PET) recycling. This grant program, focusing on local community-based plastic bottle recycling programs, is the first by Unifi with Keep America Beautiful. Grants were awarded to one western and three eastern North Carolina communities for outstanding proposals to increase recycling in public spaces.
May 23, 2011

Black Market for Yarn Costs NC Jobs, Lawmakers Say

Sen. Kay Hagan is supporting a bill that she said would help North Carolinians keep their textile jobs. The Textile Enforcement and Security Act would make it more difficult for fraudulent yarn to make it into the United States.

Click here to view the segment on Fox8!

Design Trend: Window Treatments Made of Plastic Bottles (Recycled Into Curtains)

Consumers interested in decorating their homes in ways that reduce environmental impact now have a stylish alternative in window treatments. This spring, Curtainworks is introducing the Caress Voile Sheer, a fashionable and affordable new window treatment featuring REPREVE® fibers. (Edge, March 10, 2010)

Hunter Douglas introduces GreenScreen® Revive, made with Repreve® recycled fibers

With the addition of GreenScreen ® Revive, Hunter Douglas Contract now offers the most sustainable window shading fabric on the market. The fabric is made of 100% PVC-free polyester and contains a minimum of 89% Repreve® fibers. GreenScreen Revive will be available to the market January 2011.

Waste to Worth

Recycling programs divert post-industrial and post-consumer waste from landfills and turn them into valuable feedstock for new textile products.  Textile World explores the wide range of available products, including Unifi's REPREVE Recycled fibers. (Textile World)

New pants line from Haggar uses Unifi product

Unifi's Repreve recycled fiber is being used in a new line of men's pants from Haggar Clothing Co.   On average, a pair of Haggar pants from the Repreve line saves 10 16-ounce plastic bottles from the landfill. (News & Record, October 2010)

Perfection Uniforms, made with Repreve, receive UNIVATOR Uniform Innovation Award

Perfection Uniforms, made with Repreve, receive UNIVATOR Uniform Innovation Award. Recipients of this award embody the most elite products in the industry and are acclaimed as widely popular and well regarded. By committing to Repreve eco-friendly fiber, Perfection Uniforms are now aligned to aid law enforment officers not only in keeping the streets safe, but also in protecting our environment! (UniformMarket News)

Shape Gives Away BlueAvocado Bags Made with Repreve

Carry groceries in style with BlueAvocado reusable bags.  Five readers can win the starter kit (a $30 value). 

Go to www.shape.com/giveaways to enter to win.

BlueAvocado bags are made with Repreve!

GREENER WAYS FOR THE HOLIDAYS; Reusable Bags by BlueAvocado

Just in time for the holidays, BlueAvocado has created new kits from a new kind of material to help satisfy all of the greenies on your list. BlueAvocado is a mission-driven lifestyle products company that makes it easy to do good while getting it done.  And as of just recently, these gro-pak kits are now made from a certifiable recycled REPREVE fabric. Meaning, the gro-pak – collapsible, reusable shopping system – just got greener!  (Fitnessmagazine.com, December 2009)

Bottle ban means business

No, the trash police aren’t on the way to your house. But on Oct. 1, it will be illegal for plastic bottles to find their way into North Carolina landfills. Keeping bottles out of landfills here should increase supplies of recycled bottles available to be turned into items such as more bottles, carpet and pricey outerwear. “The more people who engage in recycling plastics, the more that’s going to help companies like Unifi take advantage of a cost-competitive product,” said Roger Berrier, an executive vice president with the Greensboro-based textile maker. (News & Record, September 2009)

Repreve Takes a Uniform Approach

Perfection Uniforms has chosen Repreve, the 100% recycled fibre by Unifi, for its latest collection of uniforms and workwear.  The manufacturer of police, fire, and EMS uniforms, which was recently designated as one of Apparel magazine’s ‘Top 50 Most Innovative Companies’, has selected the Repreve family of polyester yarns, which have been independently certified for 100% recycled content by third-party auditor Scientific Certification Systems (SCS).   (EcoTextileNews, May 2008)

Achieving Unifi

"Five years ago, we were not sure where the bottom was going to be. How much contraction would the U.S. market experience and how much would move entirely to Asia? But now our strategy is clear.” ~ Roger Berrier, EVP Unifi  (Textile Insight, November/December 2008)

Unifi Launches Repreve.com

Unifi, Inc. unveiled a new consumer-focused, interactive website as part of its new "Repreve. For the Planet." campaign. The new website, www.Repreve.com, is focused on educating users about the positive environmental benefits of Repreve, Unifi's family of 100% recycled yarns, and the importance of resource and energy conservation and recycling. (Forbes.com, October 3, 2008)

 

Repreve Recycled Yarn Featured on Greensboro's WFMY News 2

The Greensboro based textile company reported its first profitable quarter in five years last month. Part of being in the black, means going green for the U.S. textile manufacturer. One of its products is made of 100% recycled yarn. (WFMY News 2, June 9, 2008 "Unifi Banks on Green")

Unifi Ready For Its Close-Up

Unifi's Repreve fiber is about to make it to the big time. The Discovery Channel selected the 100 percent-recycled polyester yarn as a feature for its television show How It's Made and plans to air an episode documenting the production of the fiber during season 12, which begins in January 2009. Unifi is the first U.S. textile mill to be featured on the show. (DNR, May 26, 2008)

Repreve Yarn by Unifi to be Featured on Discovery Channel

Fiber and yarn producer Unifi, Inc.'s 100% recycled yarn Repreve will be featured on 'How It's Made,' a TV series produced by the parent company of the Discovery Channel. (Home Textiles Today, May 19, 2008)
Repreve Makes It Recycled
Repreve is an essential ingredient that makes a lot of products sustainable, because it’s made from recycled materials.
Who Makes Repreve
Repreve is made by a U.S.-based company, Unifi, Inc., a global leader in innovative textile solutions.