UNIFI®, Makers Of REPREVE®, Announces Sixth Annual REPREVE Champions Of Sustainability Awards

GREENSBORO, N.C. — April 26, 2023 — Unifi Inc. (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, UNIFI), maker of REPREVE and one of the world’s leading innovators in recycled and synthetic yarns, announced the recipients of its sixth annual REPREVE Champions of Sustainability awards, which recognize leaders in sustainable production and retail. The global awards honor the transformation of single use plastic bottles into new consumer products, saving them from the waste stream.

UNIFI’s partners that have demonstrated a true commitment to a more sustainable world include the following:

  • Williams-Sonoma, Inc. and Deckers Brands (TEVA/UGG®) have each transformed 100+ million plastic bottles
  • American Eagle Outfitters is honored as the recipient of the Newcomer Award for transforming 25+ million plastic bottles in one year alone
  • H&M received the Special Recognition Award for their usage of REPREVE® Our Ocean™ fibers and yarns and has transformed 600+ million plastic bottles

In total, REPREVE Champions of Sustainability recipients have helped transform almost 26 billion recycled plastic bottles into consumer products.

“We are thrilled to honor our 2023 REPREVE Champions of Sustainability,” said Eddie Ingle, CEO of UNIFI. “At UNIFI, we deeply value our extraordinary partners who have demonstrated that sustainability is an integral part of their business. Together, we will continue to work with these companies to reduce negative environmental impacts and be good stewards of our planet and our future, while inspiring our industry to do the same.”

UNIFI has led industry innovation since 1971, and as the makers of REPREVE, has proudly transformed more than 35 billion plastic bottles into recycled fiber for new apparel, footwear, home goods, and other consumer products.

The 2023 REPREVE Champions of Sustainability awards will be presented to 33 brand and retail partners that have transformed ten million or more recycled plastic bottles and 59 textile partners that have transformed 50 million or more recycled plastic bottles through the use of REPREVE performance fibers.

“Partnerships are a vital element of innovation, and the foundation on which UNIFI is built,” said Jay Hertwig, senior vice president of Global Brand Sales. “Our partnerships are mutually beneficial; we are helping brands and mills meet their sustainability goals while they help us continue to be a catalyst for a more sustainable future through impactful changes in their fiber choices.”

A full list of the 2023 REPREVE Champions of Sustainability honorees is available by visiting repreve.com/champions-of-sustainability. For more information on UNIFI, the makers of REPREVE, please visit www.unifi.com.

Posted: April 26, 2023

Source: UNIFI, Inc.