In following up with its internationally famed Repreve-line of recycled fibers, Unifi is teaming up with three companies, in an effort to develop a better, more enhanced loop recycling program in Canada’s sustainable textile industry landscape.
With Designtex (a contract-sector design, sales and marketing organization), the Victor Group (North American-based entity in the sustainable fabrics market with interests in apparel, outdoor and leisure markets), and Steelcase (supplier of eco-friendly/sustainable furnishings and other related items) as its partners, Unifi is intent in coming up with a system which utilizes waste into the production of sustainable yarns and fibers.
Dubbed the Eco Intelligence Program, the initiative is part of the Repreve Textile Takeback Program, which has done well in recycling polyester-made products. Well rounded, the program has included post-consumer fabrics and supply chain waste in its covered recycling scope.
As recycled materials, Repreve encompasses a family of recycled fibers and textiles made under the strictest of sustainable and eco-friendly norms, conventions, business models, and production standards. Superior quality is also covered by Repreve’s focus, with a number of its recycled nylon and polyester items utilized in the needs of the automotive industry and in the fashion apparel industries.
Introduced in 2006, Repreve has then grown into a large scale line, owing its humble roots which is based in the development of single-recycled polyester fibers.
As an eco-friendly and eco-awareness initiative, Repreve extends its scope of effectiveness with the Eco Intelligence Program, partnering with other organizations with similar eco-friendly and sustainable production inclinations in an effort to better develop quality recycled products which can be used for various items.