Unifi Asia Pacific partners with Kipas

May 9th, 2019

Unifi Asia Pacific Company Limited (UAP) has entered into a strategic commercial agreement with Kipas Mensucat Isletmeleri A.S. to supply REPREVE® staple fibers in the Republic of Turkey.  UAP and Kipas will leverage the supply infrastructure in Turkey to provide quality, service, speed-to-market and REPREVE-based staple fiber offerings to fabric mills as well as brand […]

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Magical eco-thread

March 1st, 2018

American & Efird (A&E) has introduced Magic® using REPREVE®, a recycled, air-entangled, polyester sewing thread that provides a premium, high-performance eco-alternative to other threads. Incorporating Unifi’s REPREVE® fiber made from recycled plastic bottles, the thread is flat and ribbon-like, which creates a lower profile seam that reduces the potential for surface abrasion. The thread is […]

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Recycled thread

August 1st, 2017

American & Efird (A&E) now offers Perma Core® using REPREVE®, an eco-friendly, high-performance sewing thread option. Unifi Inc., manufacturer of REPREVE, turns plastic bottles into 100 percent recycled polyester fiber, which is then made into products sold by leading consumer brands and retailers. Perma Core using REPREVE combines a recycled continuous filament polyester core and […]

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Developing friendlier fabrics

January 1st, 2017

As sustainability is increasingly important to growing numbers of consumers, fabric manufacturers are broadening their eco-friendly offerings, giving specialty fabricators plenty of green options. As a famous frog once lamented, it’s not easy being green. The same can be said for companies wanting to “green” up their product offerings and manufacturing processes, since doing so […]

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Next stop for Unifi: Sri Lanka

August 24th, 2016

Unifi Inc., Greensboro, N.C., expanded global availability of its REPREVE® recycled fiber and other premier value-added (PVA) yarns with a new division in Sri Lanka, the Unifi Textiles Colombo Private Limited (UTCL). The expansion comes on the heels of Unifi’s announcement of new distribution channels in Turkey and Taiwan. “Our global footprint for PVA products […]

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Esmetex introduces shirting fabric made from REPREVE® with SORBTEK®

March 7th, 2016

Esmetex, a global fabric producer, announced its first collection of casual and dress shirt fabrics that combines the moisture wicking properties of SORBTEK® with the recycled benefits of REPREVE®. Esmetex is the first to launch Unifi Inc.’s SORBTEK and REPREVE products in shirt weight fabric. SORBTEK offers properties found in athletic wear, such as moisture […]

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UNC Athletics releases sustainability report, highlights efforts with REPREVE

February 11th, 2016

More than 250,000 plastic bottles have been recycled through the 18-month collaboration University of North Carolina Athletics released its sustainability report highlighting environmental efforts throughout campus including a university-wide 12 percent increase in collected recycling materials. Unifi Inc., makers of REPREVE, teamed up with UNC in 2014 to raise awareness among student, faculty, fans and […]

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Recycling: The Tour

February 1st, 2016

These days, there are many reasons to keep that plastic water bottle out of the trash—especially when it can be turned into recycled fiber that can be made into shirts, blankets, artwork and other items. Unifi Inc., the Greensboro, N.C.-based manufacturer of REPREVE®, a leading recycled fiber brand, wanted to educate consumers about the advantages […]

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Camira launches The Mill Collection

December 21st, 2015

Camira, designer and manufacturer of wool and wool/bast fiber blend fabrics for commercial interiors, launched The Mill Collection, a new value proposition symbolic of sustainable textile design and manufacture. The Mill Collection has a mosaic of 72 color shades created from five patterns—Chicago, Gravity, Haven, L2 and Manhattan. It was designed for a lighter environmental […]

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Turning green

December 1st, 2015

The University of North Carolina (UNC) Tar Heels battled the Fighting Illini September 19 in a Kenan Stadium awash with lime green T-shirts, rally towels, cheerleader togs and dance team costumes; even the Tar Heel mascot, Rameses, wore a lime green jersey. The fabric greenery in the scenery was made from Repreve® recycled fiber, manufactured […]

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