America Recycles Day was November 15th, and a survey showed that many Americans feel they need to do more for the environment, but less than 50 percent say they know how to live in a sustainable manner. Plastics Make it Possible, who commissioned the survey, encourage people to buy recycled as one method of living greener.
Polartec partner brand Norrøna releases 100-percent recycled men’s and women’s /29 warm4 up-cycled Jackets, built of Polartec® Wind Pro® fleece, made entirely of REPREVE®!
ECO SWIM™ by AQUA GREEN introduces eco-friendly swimwear made with REPREVE® recycled fibers. REPREVE, made by Unifi, Inc., is the recycled ingredient that makes this line of fashionable swimwear sustainable. The ECO SWIM collection is sold at several major and specialty retailers nationwide.
Customers who buy the new 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid or Focus Electric can automatically give back to eco-charities while helping save fuel and landfill-destined plastic water bottles.
Ford, through the use of REPREVE®, plans to divert about 2 million post-consumer plastic bottles for use in the new Focus Electric and other new vehicles for the next model year. The companies will collect bottles at events throughout the year, beginning with the North American International Auto Show and Consumer Electronics Show, that will be recycled back into REPREVE recycled fibers.
Unifi, Inc. continues to drive innovation in the world of recycled textiles with the launch of the REPREVE® Textile Takeback Program. Millions of pounds of textile manufacturing scraps end up in landfills every year and the REPREVE Textile Takeback Program will give fabrics a second chance by recycling them back into REPREVE recycled fibers. Polartec, LLC will partner with Unifi to launch this innovative new program.
The REPREVE® Recycling Grant Program, through its parent company Unifi, has donated grant funding to four Keep America Beautiful affiliates in North Carolina to increase plastic bottle (PET) recycling.
Unifi, Inc. celebrated the official opening of its REPREVE® Recycling Center on Wednesday, May 4th. This $8 million investment will allow the company to expand production capacities of its REPREVE recycled fiber. With more than 150 customers on site at the grand opening, Unifi shared the vision behind the Recycle Center and accompanied guest through facility tours.
Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) announced that it is expanding its commitment to sustainable practices and initiatives with new investments toward the backwards integration into the supply chain for recycled products and in a new joint venture focused on renewable energy. As environmental stewardship and sustainability become more important to companies around the world, these new investments will solidify Unifi as a leader in green initiatives.
Unifi Textiles (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. (UTSC) continues to be a global leader in sustainability with the introduction of REPREVE® FDY, a recycled fully drawn yarn. Launching at the 2010 Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Show, this new REPREVE product offering includes the most comprehensive selection of fully drawn yarn counts in today's market.
Unifi held an employee drawing and selected four elementary schools for an Earth Day Tree Planting. Winners include St. Pius X Catholic School in Greensboro, Huntsville Elementary in Madison, Stoneville Elementary in Stoneville, and Yakinville Elementary in Yadkin County. Each school will recieve a Dogwood tree. Unifi representatives will join the schools to plant trees and discuss ways to protect the environment.
Greensboro-based Unifi Manufacturing joined others such as IBM, Microsoft, EMC and Raleigh-based Red Hat among the winners of the 2009 NCTA 21 Awards, the North Carolina Technology Association announced Friday morning.
CORDURA® EcoMade fabric ‘Turns Discarded into Durable’
This year alone, U.S. landfills will be inundated with more than 21 billion plastic (PET) water bottles and 78 billion plastic bags . Two green-minded companies Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI), the makers of REPREVE® recycled fibers, and BlueAvocado have teamed up to achieve a common goal: reduce their environmental footprints by diverting materials from ending up in the landfill.
Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) continues to grow its family of REPREVE recycled products with the introduction of a new fiber made from 100% post-consumer PET bottles. The new addition offers a 100% post-consumer option to the brand’s well known 100% hybrid blend, which combines pre-consumer and post-consumer content.
Momentum Textiles Selects Unifi’s New REPREVE® FR for Contract Line
Unifi, Inc. (NYSE:UFI), a leading producer of multi-filament polyester and nylon textured yarns, is pleased to announce that Momentum Textiles, a leading supplier of contract textiles, has selected REPREVE® FR for a line of healthcare privacy curtains. REPREVE FR is the most recent product addition to Unifi’s family of recycled fibers and is the first recycled polyester fiber with inherent flame retardant properties.
Unifi Inc. (NYSE: UFI) honored Earth Day by partnering with local community schools to plant North Carolina’s state tree, the Dogwood. The company’s Greensboro employees nominated their children’s schools to win a tree planting activity to honor Earth Day. Three Guilford county schools were selected to participate in the Earth Day tree planting activities, which included some 2nd, 4th and 5th graders from Colfax Elementary, Jesse Wharton Elementary and E.P. Pearce Elementary.
Unifi, Inc. (UFI) has partnered with TEXbase, Inc. to launch a new online fabric certification program for all Unifi branded products. The new system will automate and expedite the certification of fabrics, streamlining the development process for new and existing customers. Additionally, the new program will provide brands and retailers with a global online fabric library, where they can search for Unifi certified products.
Unifi, Inc. continues to evolve and expand its REPREVE offering in China and will introduce REPREVE nylon 6,6 to the Chinese market at the 2008 Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Show. REPREVE nylon will be available through Unifi Textiles (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. (UTSC), the Company’s new China-based subsidiary.
Unifi, Inc. unveiled a new consumer-focused, interactive website as part of its “Repreve®. For the Planet.” campaign. The 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.
Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) announced today that Repreve®, the company's 100% recycled yarn, has been selected as a feature for the international television show 'How It's Made.' The segment will highlight the unique production processes to manufacture Repreve®, a first-quality 100% recycled yarn. (May 21, 2008)
Through the use of REPREVE® recycled fibers, more than 14 million plastic bottles have been recycled into the Life Khaki™ line made by Haggar
Lauren Conrad launches her Blue Avocado XO(eco) collection made with Repreve. XO(eco) features nearly 20 lifestyle bags- each bag in the collection is made from 3-35 recycled water bottles. This collection represents what Conrad calls 'loveable style for a livable planet' allowing women to tote cosmetics, travel accessories, even food in chic bags that do the planet a favor. The entire XO(eco) collection is now available on Amazon.com: http://amazon.com/xoeco
Victor, Designtex, and Steelcase collaborate with Unifi to create a program that recycles textile industry waste back into fiber and yarn. This closed loop process will help to drive sustainable innovation and reduce waste.
Herff Jones chooses REPREVE to help make spring commencements greener. This year, students from colleges and universities can feel even better about their commencement ceremonies because they will be wearing REPREVE based graduation gowns.
Ford is the first automaker to use REPREVE branded fiber in the seat fabric for the all-new 2012 Ford Focus Electric. Through the use of REPREVE, each all-new Ford Focus Electric keeps 22 plastic bottles out of the landfill.
SustainU, a leading producer of apparel using fabrics made from 100 percent recycled materials that are manufactured in the USA, today announced it will be manufacturing “Americana,” “Varsity Performance” and “Hiker” jerseys using REPREVE®, a 100% recycled fiber made by Unifi, for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).
Valley Forge Fabrics was honored to attend Unifi’s official opening of the REPREVE® Recycling Center May 4, 2011 in Yadkinville, NC. The $8 million investment will allow Unifi to expand production capacities of its REPREVE recycled fiber. At the ribbon cutting ceremony, Valley Forge was recognized by Unifi along with other major brands such as Nike and Patagonia as customers with REPREVE in their product offerings.
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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.
Unifi announced that it will officially mark the opening of Unifi Central America, Ltda. DE C.V. (UCA) with a ribbon cutting ceremony to be held on December 2, 2010. UCA will provide the region with high qualilty textured and twisted polyester filament yarns for a range of end uses.
Haggar Clothing Co., one of the most recognized brands in men’s apparel, and Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI), a global leader in sustainable textile solutions, have partnered to create a line of sustainable men’s pants featuring REPREVE recycled fiber. Haggar’s new eco-friendly collection containing REPREVE recycled fiber consists of four styles from casual to dressy, each featuring a straighter, more contemporary fit.
Bekaert Textiles, a market leader in the worldwide production and supply of bed cover materials, selects REPREVE, a 100% recycled fiber by Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) for a new collection of eco-friendly mattress coverings. This new sustainable product line of bedding fabrics has been designed for comfort, durability and is certifiably sustainable.
Polartec® Transitions Recycled Fabrics to REPREVE® 100, a 100% PCR Product
Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) announced today that the company’s Yadkinville, North Carolina plant, where REPREVE® recycled polyester is manufactured, will be featured on CNBC’s Sustainability Series - People, Planet & Profit.
Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) announced today that the company’s Yadkinville, North Carolina plant, where REPREVE® recycled polyester is manufactured, will be featured on the Travel Channel’s series “Extreme”.
Unifi, Inc. (NYSE:UFI) announced today that REPREVE® will be featured in the new line of Sun-Drop race team and branded apparel.
Unifi offers designers everywhere the chance to design a better world, filled with style and sustainability. With Unifi's 100% recycled fiber, REPREVE, designers experience the same performance and quality found in virgin nylon and polyester fibers, without the environmental toll.
Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) continues to expand its REPREVE brand product offering with the launch of REPREVE polyester staple fiber. REPREVE polyester staple fiber is made from 100% recycled materials for use in spun yarns, including Open-End, Ring and Jet Spun.
Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) announced today upcoming on-air dates for the “How It’s Made” Recycled Polyester segment, featuring REPREVE®. The episode will reveal the unique production processes in manufacturing the company’s 100% recycled yarn, REPREVE.
Creating an environmentally responsible office doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style for the sake of sustainability. In fact, a new yarn made from pre-consumer and post-consumer waste adds a bit of runway style to office seating from The HON Company.
Unifi, Inc. continues to evolve and expand its Repreve® product offering with the introduction of Repreve® nylon 6,6 at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008. Repreve® nylon, like Repreve® polyester, is a first quality yarn made from 100% recycled materials.