Bekaert Textiles, a market leader
in the worldwide production and supply of bed cover materials,
selects REPREVE, a 100% recycled fiber by Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI)
for a new collection of eco-friendly mattress coverings. This new
sustainable product line of bedding fabrics has been designed for
comfort, durability and is certifiably sustainable.
With so much green washing, its
hard to determine the authenticity around recycled content claims,
said Brandon Wells, vice president of sales for Bekaert Textiles.
For this new product line, it was important to find a product with
uncompromised quality and third party certification for recycled
content, which is why we selected REPREVE."
collection is REPREVEs first adoption in mattress ticking.
The new collection includes eight patterns and is contemporary with
a natural theme and a very soft hand. The current constructions are
knit, with woven constructions soon to be added.
versatility and transparency of REPREVE provide Bekaert with an
affordable, sustainable solution for their customers, said Roger
Berrier, executive vice
president for Unifi. This adoption
provides an opportunity for mattress manufacturers interested in
product differentiation at the retail level.
Bekaert Textiles will
be showcasing the new REPREVE collection at the ISPA Expo in
Charlotte, NC, March 3-6, 2010. Please plan to stop by the Bekaert
Textiles booth #1223.
About Bekaert Textiles:
Bekaert Textiles NV, founded in
1892 by Ivo Bekaert and since 1992 a member of Gamma Holding, one of
Europes largest textile groups, is a multi-national company with
production units in 7 countries worldwide and headquarters in
Belgium. Bekaert Textiles is the leading specialist in the
manufacturing of jacquard woven and knitted fabrics: market leader
in the worldwide production and supply of bed cover materials.