In 2013, Elena Hight, professional snowboarder and Olympic contender, visited the Repreve Recycling Center.
For X Games Aspen 2013, Elena joined the Repreve team as brand ambassador. In her off-season, she visited our plant. The rest is her story:
“I’m really excited about working with Repreve because of what they’re all about. Repreve actually takes recycled water bottles and turns them into yarn, which is then used to create all sorts of different products such as t-shirts, beanies, car interiors, jeans, jackets, etc. You name it and the yarn produced from plastic water bottles can be used to make it.
“In my off season, I toured the Repreve factory and saw how the process works. It was amazing walking through a factory that has the ability to break down trash and turn it into something completely new… I hope my walk through the factory inspires you as much as it inspired me!”