Century Place Selects Poole’s EcoSure® Fiber For Rental Uniform Line

Charlotte-based knit apparel manufacturer Century Place Inc. has selected Greenville-based recycled
and virgin fiber products manufacturer Poole Co.’s EcoSure® post-consumer recycled (PCR) polyester
(PET) fiber as a component in its line of knit rental uniforms sold to the industrial laundry
industry. EcoSure fiber has been certified by Emeryville, Calif.-based Scientific Certification
Systems (SCS) as being manufactured from 100-percent PCR polymer. The fiber also is used in
fiberfill, nonwoven fabrics and wipes.

“The process of making our eco-friendly apparel begins with plastic bottles, such as soft
drink containers,” said Mike Carter, president, Century Place. “We utilize about eight 2-liter
bottles to produce a knit shirt, and this is post-consumer recycled material that will now be
repurposed and diverted from a landfill.”

January 25, 2011