Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) continues to evolve and
expand its Repreve
with the introduction of Repreve
nylon 6,6 at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market
nylon, like Repreve
polyester, is a first quality yarn made from
100% recycled materials.
partnered with Burlington Worldwide, a division
of International Textile Group, Inc. (ITG) and
United Knitting in the development of new woven
and knit fabrics using Repreve
nylon. ITG will feature Repreve
nylon under the GENERATIONS Collection,
targeting technical sportswear. United Knitting
will introduce Repreve
nylon in a series of new eco-friendly knit
fabrics for activewear.
partnership with Unifi will allow ITG to offer
eco-friendly, high- performance fabrics that
exceed our customers' performance expectations,"
said Dale Arnold, executive vice president for
Unifi is the leader in synthetic yarn
development in the U.S. and our partnership will
allow us to transfer products and technology
Knitting is committed to growing our line of
said Jerry Miller,
president and COO for United Knitting.
nylon will allow us to further expand our
environmental product offering to satisfy our
needs in providing innovative fabrics
with recycled content.
has been a product of evolution for Unifi and
the introduction of Repreve
further represents our commitment in offering
sustainable textile solutions, said Roger
Berrier, executive vice president for Unifi.
United Knitting and ITG have been great
development partners and we are excited to
commercialize this new product with them.
of the Repreve
offsets the need to
produce virgin polyester and nylon, conserving
based resources. On average, current
annual production of Repreve
estimated to conserve the equivalent of 6
million gallons of gasoline.
Unifi at booth 62021 at the Outdoor Retailer
Summer Market, being held August 8-11, 2008 at
the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah. Or to
learn more about Repreve
, visit the