Race Team Apparel Goes Green with REPREVE Recycled fiber from Unifi
Fashion Article Posted May 21, 2009

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Unifi and Sun-drop have partnered to raise awareness about the benefits of recycling.  Unifi's REPREVE, a yarn made from 100% recycled materials, will be featured in the new Sun-drop race team and branded apparel.  Unifi and Sun-drop are proud to promote the recycling of soda bottles used to create clothing.  The REPREVE logo can be seen on the new No. 01 Sun-drop car.

The Sun-drop sponsored JD Motorsport's 01 Chevrolet Impala with REPREVE´┐Ż
The Sun-drop sponsored JD Motorsport's 01 Chevrolet Impala with REPREVE Photography courtesy of Christi Falls Photography

Unifi, Inc. (NYSE:UFI)announced today that REPREVE will be featured in the new line of Sun-drop race team and branded apparel. Sun-drop will sponsor the No. 01 car at the CARQUEST Auto Parts 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series Race on Saturday, May 23, 2009, at Lowe's Motor Speedway. This will be the first NASCAR sponsorship for Sun-drop since the late Dale Earnhardt. This time behind the wheel is Danny OQuinn, Jr., the 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Rookie of the Year.

 


I am proud to be associated with Sun-drop and the REPREVE brand, said Danny O Quinn, Jr., driver of the JD Motorsport's 01 Chevrolet Impala.  This is a great opportunity to raise the visibility of recycling and this partnership will show our fans how curbside recycling can make a difference, even in the clothes we wear.

 

As a bottling company, we understand the impact our products have on the environment, so it's extremely important for us to take a proactive role in educating our customers on how we can all make a big difference, said Jay Falls, President of Choice USA Beverage, Inc. In addition to selling Sun-drop apparel made with REPREVE, part of our education plan includes the promotion of the REPREVE brand on both the Sun-drop race car and show car. Our customers are very loyal to the Sun-drop brand and we are confident that our initiatives will resonate within the entire NASCAR community.

 

In an effort to bring a little race excitement to the fans, the Sun-drop race team will be on tour with the Sun-drop show car throughout the rest of the year.  Fans are encouraged to look for Sun-drop race team apparel featuring recycled REPREVE as the Sun-drop show car and trailer make stops at various retail locations across the Southeast.

We are very happy to be a part of Sun-drop's re-entry into racing and look forward to expanding our partnership , said Roger Berrier, executive vice president of Unifi, Inc. REPREVE is a family of 100% recycled fibers used to make fabrics suitable for many different products. REPREVE reduces energy consumption and conserves petroleum-based resources by offsetting the need to produce virgin fibers. 

About Unifi: Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) is a diversified producer and processor of multi-filament polyester and nylon textured yarns and related raw materials. The Company adds value to the supply chain and enhances consumer demand for its products through the development and introduction of branded yarns that provide unique performance, comfort and aesthetic advantages. Key Unifi brands include, but are not limited to: AIO- all-in-one performance yarns, SORBTEK, A.M.Y., MYNX UV, REPREVE, REFLEXX, MICROVISTAand SATURA. Unifi's yarns and brands are readily found in home furnishings, apparel, legwear, and sewing thread, as well as industrial, automotive, military, and medical applications. For more information about Unifi, visit www.unifi.com  or to learn more about REPREVE, visit the new website www.repreve.com.  

 

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