Repreve is a recycled fiber that contains recycled materials—including used plastic bottles.

But not all recycled fibers are created equal.
There are other recycled fibers out there, but
there’s only one Repreve.

Repreve Is Engineered To Be Different.

It took years to develop the process that makes Repreve a leading recycled yarn. We tightly manage every step, and pass strict annual recycled certifications by outside third parties. With our strict quality standards, Repreve recycled fibers are "first quality," so they look good and feel soft and comfortable when made into fabrics. That’s why, when you see products made with Repreve, it’s important to remember: It’s what’s in it that matters.

Recycling Different Kinds Of Waste

Our search for new materials and processes is a continual journey. At our state-of-the-art Repreve Recycling Center, the Textile Takeback program allows us to make Repreve recycled fiber from reclaimed fabric—including fabric waste, cutting waste, and polyester-based garments.

Saving Energy and Resources

Repreve conserves resources because it offsets the need to use newly refined crude oil. Oil refining is a complex industrial process that turns crude oil into a multitude of petroleum-based products. Some of these products are then made into ingredients that go into synthetic fibers. Compared to making virgin synthetic fibers, Repreve uses less energy and water, and produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

Virgin polyester process
Crude oil wellhead
Crude oil refinery
Naptha
Xylenes
Paraxylene
TA* & MEG**
Polymerization
Extrusion
Texturing
Repreve polyester process
Process Eliminated
Process Eliminated
Process Eliminated
Process Eliminated
Process Eliminated
Process Eliminated
Repreve Chip Production
Extrusion
Texturing
* TA is Terephthalic Acid
** MEG is Mono Ethylene Glycol (can be made from oil or natural gas)
DISCLAIMER: Process comparison is for making Repreve polyester filament fibers. For more information on Repreve polyester staple fiber and filament nylon, please contact us.

For every 1 lb. of Repreve polyester yarn, 23,000 BTU’s*** are conserved, the energy equivalent of 0.2 gallons of gasoline.

*** BTU is British Thermal Units.
All resource conservation calculations are specific only to the Repreve product.
Our Recycling Center
We’re in this for the long haul. Our investment in a state-of-the-art recycling center opened up a world of possibilities for recycled textiles.