Valdese Utilizes Repreve® To Raise Recycled Content
According to Unifi, the use of Repreve offsets the need to process petroleum into virgin polyester, and so saves energy and natural resources (See “ Fiber World News,” September/October 2006). By using a minimum of 45-percent Repreve in its fabric line, Valdese Weavers Contract will save the equivalent of one-fourth gallon of gasoline with each linear yard of fabric it produces, Unifi adds.
“To successfully execute this new initiative, it was very important that Valdese Weavers find a first-quality, 100-percent recycled yarn,” said Blake Millinor, vice president, Valdese Weavers Contract. “Repreve is the newest generation of recycled products available in the market and has enabled Valdese Weavers to move forward with our efforts in standardizing and expanding recycled content throughout our products.”