Eagles Nest Outfitters and REPREVE® Launch First-Ever Inflatable Lounger Made from Recycled Plastic Water Bottles
Press Release | August 9, 2016
Eagles Nest Outfitters, creators of packable camping hammocks and other outdoor accessories, has teamed up with Unifi, Inc.'s (NYSE: UFI) REPREVE® recycled fiber brand to launch the ENO Billow™ Air Lounge, the only inflatable lounger made with recycled plastic water bottles. REPREVE collaborates with various well-known brands to help make their products better for the environment. Each Billow Air Lounge is made with REPREVE, using 16 plastic water bottles.
“We are delighted to work with a brand like REPREVE that shares the same environmental values as our company and our ENO customers,” said Lane Nakaji, general manager of Eagles Nest Outfitters. “With the new Billow Air Lounge, we are providing individuals with a comfortable relaxation option for enjoying the outdoors, and we take it one step further by utilizing eco-friendly materials like REPREVE that also honor the environment that they love.”
Key features of the lounger include triple-stitched nylon and dual-layer construction for enhanced durability. The Billow Air Lounge is portable and intelligently constructed; it comes with a custom carrying case and stakes, and when not in use, packs to a conveniently small size of less than 30 inches long. When inflated, the lounger is comfortably sized at nearly 7 feet long.
“ENO is a highly respected brand in the outdoor industry, and we're honored that they've chosen to utilize REPREVE in their new Billow Air Lounge,” said Jay Hertwig, vice president of global brand sales, marketing and product development for Unifi. “We believe this partnership will broaden the platform to empower consumers to choose the recycling bin instead of the trash can, and increase understanding of what can be created from water bottles when they are recycled.”
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