Sahi named VP at Unifi

October 30th, 2018

Unifi Inc., a global leader of innovative and sustainable textile fiber solutions, has appointed Helen M. Sahi to vice president, global corporate sustainability. Sahi will lead, develop and drive the sustainability strategy and execution for the company and will integrate it into the everyday fabric of its business. Sahi has nearly three decades of experience […]

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New substrates for smart fabrics

January 1st, 2018

Manufacturers of smart fabrics are looking for new, novel textile substrates. A key takeaway from the Smart Fabrics Program and E-Textiles Workshop at the 2017 IFAI Expo was the symbiotic relationship between smart technologies and the development of suitable textile substrates to facilitate the desired function. While the fashion apparel business has become increasingly commodity-driven, […]

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Gerstein, Vegas advance at Unifi

October 10th, 2017

Unifi Inc., Greensboro, N.C., has appointed Richard E. Gerstein to executive vice president, global branded premium value-added products and chief marketing officer; and John Vegas has been promoted to executive vice president and global chief human resources officer. Gerstein brings 30 years of P&L and marketing expertise and has served in executive roles for a […]

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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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Stars and stripes forever

November 1st, 2016

While serving two combat tours in Afghanistan, Sam Russo flew every mission with one special flag. It was particularly meaningful to him and his family because this flag was given to his grandfather when he returned home from World War II. Russo wanted to provide the same emotional connection to the Red, White and Blue […]

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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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