Unifi, Makers Of REPREVE®, Announces Fifth Annual REPREVE® Champions Of Sustainability Awards

GREENSBORO, N.C. — May 24, 2022 — Unifi Inc., makers of REPREVE®, today announced the recipients of its fifth annual REPREVE Champions of Sustainability awards, which recognize brand, textile and retail partners that have demonstrated a true commitment to supporting a more sustainable world. Key highlights from this year’s list of recipients include the following:

  • Nike and Target both reached a major milestone this year, each having transformed more than 2 billion recycled plastic bottles through the use of REPREVE fiber.
  • Polartec, Walmart and Texhong Textile Group Ltd. have each transformed more than 1 billion bottles.
  • This year’s recipients have helped turn a combined total of nearly 14 billion recycled plastic bottles into more sustainable products.

“We are thrilled to announce the 2022 REPREVE Champions of Sustainability,” said Eddie Ingle, CEO, Unifi. “We applaud the demonstrated commitment to sustainability, which has allowed us to recycle more than 30 billion bottles to date.”

Unifi’s REPREVE Champions of Sustainability awards will be presented to 39 brand and retail partners that have transformed 10 million or more recycled plastic bottles and 53 textile partners that have transformed 50 million or more recycled plastic bottles through the use of REPREVE performance fibers. Unifi is also recognizing the following special category award winners:

Special Recognition Award – Mavi, a Turkey-based international apparel brand with a strong reputation as a leader in the denim market and a focus on sustainability.

Newcomer Award – Jiaxing Xinran Textile Co. Ltd., a China-based company that has incorporated REPREVE in spandex-covered yarns.

Partner in Innovation Award – Lucky Textile Mills Ltd., a China-based textile mill that has created sustainable fabrics that perform in both hot and cold weather using REPREVE TruTemp365®.

“As a leading global denim brand, Mavi demonstrates REPREVE’s global reach,” said Bev Sylvester, vice president of Marketing and Communications at Unifi. “Consumers now expect brands to make products responsibly, which Mavi has capitalized on through their focus on sustainability.  Jiaxing Xinran Textile Co., LTD, is a deserving winner of the Newcomer Award, while we chose Lucky Textile Mills Limited as the recipient of the Partner in Innovation Award for their use of REPREVE TruTemp365 in their performance products.”

A list of many of the award recipients can be found below.

REPREVE Champions of Sustainability: – Brands and Retailers

  • Aeropostale
  • Boardriders
  • Buff
  • Costco
  • Culp Home Fashions
  • Deckers
  • Dockers
  • Gildan
  • Haggar
  • Hanesbrands
  • Haworth
  • H&M
  • Ikea
  • Inditex
  • JCPenney
  • Jordache
  • Klopman
  • Kohl’s
  • Levi’s
  • Lovesac
  • Momentum
  • Nike
  • Patagonia
  • Piping Hot
  • Polartec
  • Old Navy/Gap
  • Target
  • Target Australia
  • The North Face
  • TKO Evolution Apparel Inc Under Armour
  • Volcom
  • Walmart
  • WSI

REPREVE Champions of Sustainability – Textile Partners:

  • Anhui Xintiansi
  • Antex Knitting
  • Clarotex
  • Contempora Fabrics Inc
  • Copen United
  • Darlington
  • Duvaltex
  • Elevate Textiles
  • Hamrick Mills
  • Hangzhou Xiaoyuan
  • Hornwood Inc
  • Hungyen Knitting & Dying Co Ltd
  • Inmobiliaria Apopa
  • Intradeco
  • Jiangsu Yueda
  • Jiangyin Chunlan
  • Highlight Textile
  • Jiaxing Kanglong
  • Jiaxing Leejo
  • Kipas
  • Lucky
  • McMichael Mills
  • Milliken & Company
  • Nanjing Nice Gain
  • Nantong Dafuhao
  • Ningbo Huayao
  • Ningbo Shenzhou
  • Pettenati
  • PT Sunrise
  • Saehan
  • Sage Automotive interiors
  • Sapphire SFL Group
  • Shandong Daiyin
  • Shanghai Challenge Textile
  • Shanghai Shuote
  • Shuford Yarns LLC
  • Sichuan Jinhui
  • Sri Rejeki
  • Swisstex Direct LLC
  • Tah Tong Textile
  • Texpasa USA LLC
  • Texhong
  • Textufil S.A.
  • Valdese Weavers
  • Wuxi YGM Textile Co.,LTD
  • Yuanwen
  • ZEKI
  • Zhangjiagang Tongfeng

Posted: May 24, 2022

Source: Unifi Inc.