ENO, Unifi launch eco-friendly lounger

August 18th, 2016

Eagles Nest Outfitters, Asheville, N.C.-based creators of portable camping hammocks and other outdoor accessories, has teamed up with Unifi Inc.’s REPREVE® recycled-fiber brand to launch the ENO Billow™ Air Lounge, the only inflatable lounger made with recycled plastic water bottles. Each Billow Air Lounge is made using 16 plastic water bottles. Key features of the […]

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UNC Athletics releases highlights of recycling efforts with Repreve

February 11th, 2016

A university-wide 12 percent increase in collected recycling materials has been reported by UNC Athletics, the athletics department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Greensboro, N.C.-based yarn maker Unifi Inc., makers of Repreve® fiber, joined the university in 2014 to raise awareness among students, faculty, fans and alumni about recycling and how […]

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REPREVE kicks off #TurnItGreen recycling tour

December 4th, 2015

REPREVE®, the recycled-fiber brand of Greensboro, N.C.-based yarn maker Unifi Inc., has launched a national recycling education tour as the next phase of its #TurnItGreen™ movement. Together with such partners as Marvel Universe LIVE!, the Detroit Lions professional football team and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the REPREVE mobile tour showcases the high-quality REPREVE-based […]

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Making the rounds

October 19th, 2015

Textile waste is gaining new life through closed-loop processes, creating more products (and some profits) in more industries. Forty-five years ago, Kermit (the frog) lamented, “It’s not easy bein’ green.” Environmentally speaking, it still may not be easy, but it’s becoming less difficult every day—and more profitable. “We introduced a recycled fabric prototype 15 years […]

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Designtex debuts Loop to Loop upholstery fabric made from already recycled textile waste

October 31st, 2013

When the wood industry formalized the process called “chain of custody” to shepherd sustainable practices through its supply chain, it illuminated the path from forest to lumber yard to finished product. Now, four companies within the textile supply chain have pioneered a polyester trail that stretches from resin to fiber to yarn, on to fabric […]

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