Unifi in the News

Unifi products are frequently featured in consumer and trade publications. See recent coverage below.

  • NCTO

    NCTO "We Make Amazing" - 10-27-2016

    National Council of Textile Organizations "We Make Amazing" campaignView Article.
  • Fibre2Fashion

    Fibre2Fashion - 10-03-2016

    Manufacturer of performance socks and accessories DeFeet International will now incorporate Unifi’s various fibres and yarns in its product portfolio. View Article.
  • Sourcing Journal

    Sourcing Journal - 08-05-2016

    Unifi, Inc. and Eastman Chemical Company, a U.S.-based producer of chemicals, fibers and plastics, announced the launch of Avra, a family of performance fibers created using a proprietary spinning technology.View Article.
  • CNN Money

    CNN Money - 05-16-2016

    Some 400,000 college students will accept diplomas this year while wearing gowns made entirely of plastic bottles, thanks to Unifi's REPREVE.View Article.
  • Recycling Today

    Recycling Today - 05-10-2016

    Unifi launches sweepstakes to attend Endurance Challenge Series Championship. View Article.
  • SGB Today

    SGB Today - 12-14-2015

    REPREVE gears up for educational #TurnItGreen tour. View Article.
  • Innovation In Textiles

    Innovation In Textiles - 09-18-2015

    University of North Carolina's football team goes green with REPREVE. View Article.
  • Triad Business Journal

    Triad Business Journal - 08-06-2015

    The Detroit Lions are partnering up for the second straight year with Unifi's REPREVE on sustainability. View Article.
  • Innovation In Textiles

    Innovation In Textiles - 07-16-2015

    Unifi expands state-of-the-art REPREVE recycling center. View Article.
  • Yarns and Fibers

    Yarns and Fibers - 04-10-2015

    Unifi plans to enhance capacity of polyester texturing in US, Central America. View Article.
  • Surfer

    Surfer - 08-14-2014

    Quiksilver launches new high performance eco collection boardshorts with REPREVE. View Article.
  • ESPN

    ESPN - 08-04-2014

    ESPN highlights REPREVE's #TurnItGreen efforts with the Detroit Lions.View Article.
  • Triad Business Journal

    Triad Business Journal - 07-04-2014

    Roger Berrier: Unifi president found his message in a bottle View Article.
  • Just-Style

    Just-Style - 06-04-2014

    Just-Style highlights local jobs created by Unifi's expansion of the REPREVE Recycling Center in Yadkinville, N.C.View Article.
  • Triad Business Journal

    Triad Business Journal - 05-22-2014

    Triad Business Journal features the debut of upcoming "ConeTouch" by Cone Denim and Unifi Inc. View Article.
  • News & Record

    News & Record - 04-16-2014

    News & Record columnist, Jeri Rowe, tours the REPREVE plant to learn all about how Unifi turns recycled plastic bottles into cool new products, like the Greensboro Coliseums's new banners lining the concourse. View Article.
  • eTextile Communications

    eTextile Communications - 03-24-2014

    eTextile Communications (eTC) interviews Bill Jasper, CEO of Unifi, Inc., and chairman of National Council of Textile Organization (NCTO). The interview highlights the significant role of the textile industry in the U.S. economy.View Article.
  • Winston-Salem Journal

    Winston-Salem Journal - 03-13-2014

    Winston-Salem Journal highlights Unifi's role in helping the Greensboro Coliseum go greener. One hundred percent REPREVE recycled fiber was used in the 54 new banners spanning the concourse, which marks the first permanent commercial installation of REPREVE. View Article.
  • Triad Business Journal

    Triad Business Journal - 11-14-2013

    Duke Energy names Unifi, Inc. a 2013 Power Partner. The award recognizes businesses for their commitment to responsible energy use, sustainability and business growth. View Article.
  • Triad Business Journal

    Triad Business Journal - 10-11-2013

    Triad Business Journal features Unifi and the Company's commitment to new product innovation. The article specifically calls out Unifi's Sorbtek moisture-wicking fabric and REPREVE recycled fiber brand.View Article.
  • Triad Business Journal

    Triad Business Journal - 10-11-2013

    In an article about textile companies investing in research for products that better resonate with consumers, Unifi's Sorbtek is featured for its role in helping Cone Denim develop denim fabrics with a cooler, more comfortable feel.View Article.
  • Knitting Industry

    Knitting Industry - 08-07-2013

    Knitting Industry highlight's Repreve's distribution agreement with Palmetto Synthetics and the role Repreve's domestically produced fiber plays in two leading brands- Deer Creek Lifestyle Fabrics and Swiftwick compression socks.View Article.
  • InsideOutdoor Magazine

    InsideOutdoor Magazine - 07-29-2013

    InsideOutdoor Magazine's article details Unifi's new manufacturing and distribution deal to increase production of REPREVE recycled fibers with Palmetto Synthetics. View Article.
  • News 14 Carolina

    News 14 Carolina - 07-10-2013

    News 14 Carolina covers Unifi's expansion plans for its REPREVE Recycling Facility in Yadkinville, N.C.View Article.
  • News & Observer

    News & Observer - 06-17-2013

    News & Observer takes a look at how Unifi's commitment to innovation and quality helped bring about the inception of the company's recycled fiber brand, Repreve.View Article.
  • Casual Living

    Casual Living - 05-29-2013

    SCS Global Services announces Unifi as first textile manufacturer of multi-filament, textured nylon and related raw materials to receive the Responsible Source certification for the Company’s Repreve recycled fiber product.View Article.
  • EcoTextile News

    EcoTextile News - 05-28-2013

    The article features Unifi, who has been awarded the third-party ‘Responsible Source’ certification for its Repreve recycled fiber. Unifi is the first textile company to gain this certification!View Article.
  • Forbes

    Forbes - 05-27-2013

    Forbes highlights Unifi's role in sustainable fabric innovation, and discusses Ford Motor Company's mission to use fabrics made from recycled materials, such as Repreve recycled fiber.View Article.
  • Fox 8 News

    Fox 8 News - 05-22-2013

    Unifi is highlighted on a Fox 8 News segment called 'Made in NC' in regards to the Company's recycled fiber brand, Repreve. To watch the full segment that aired on TV, visit http://myfox8.com/2013/05/22/made-in-nc-repreve/.View Article.
  • Foam Magazine

    Foam Magazine - 04-28-2013

    Foam Magazine features Vitamin A swimwear and its use of Repreve to show how eco-friendly fashion can be stylish and beautiful! The article highlights how you can save Mother Earth in style, as these suits are both high-quality and good-looking.View Article.
  • EcoTextile

    EcoTextile - 04-22-2013

    Menswear apparel brand, Haggar Clothing, has now up-cycled more than 80 million plastic bottles through its apparel line E-Clo, which includes the LK Life Khaki brand. The line contains a blend of cotton and Repreve which is made from recycled materials, including post-consumer plastic bottles.View Article.
  • WWD

    WWD - 04-22-2013

    Unifi is featured in this Women's Wear Daily online article as it discusses the “Made in America” push and the shift in apparel production back to the Western Hemisphere. The article discusses how this has led to an expansion of existing capacity and new textile mills, specifically highlighting Unifi's expansion, with quotes from Unifi Inc. President and CEO Bill Jasper.View Article.
  • Investing Daily

    Investing Daily - 04-02-2013

    Investing Daily features an article on how Unifi, a textile producer, is going green to make some green! View Article.
  • Forbes

    Forbes - 03-26-2013

    Repreve in top 20 Forbes' Sports Names You Need to KnowView Article.
  • ESPN.com

    ESPN.com - 02-11-2013

    As Repreve greened the Winter X Games as the official recycling sponsor, ESPN was there to catch all the action. ESPN's Front Row tells the story of how Repreve helped the X Games community go green.View Article.
  • Waste Management World

    Waste Management World - 01-22-2013

    Unifi, Inc., makers of the Repreve brand of recycled fibers, announced that Repreve will be a first-time sponsor of X Games Aspen. View Article.
  • Winston-Salem Journal

    Winston-Salem Journal - 01-11-2013

    Winston Salem Journal features Repreve in a story about the brand's sponsorship of the 2013 Winter X Games in Aspen, Jan. 24-27. View Article.
  • Ecotextile

    Ecotextile - 01-10-2013

    ColdPruf Adopts REPREVE Recycled Fibre EcoTextile News discusses the inclusion of REPREVE into various men's and women's ColdPruf base layer products.View Article.
  • Sustainable Brands

    Sustainable Brands - 11-15-2012

    In an article about brands who responsibly manufacture products, Sustainable Brands featured Repreve, highlighting the nearly one billion plastic bottles that have been recycled into Repreve yarn. Repreve was featured alongside top-tier brands like Sprint, AT&T and Dell.View Article.
  • Los Angeles Times

    Los Angeles Times - 08-31-2012

    Starbucks looks to create laundry detergent and plastics from unused food & coffee grounds, will.i.am teams up with Coke to bring music lovers head-phones made from recycled plastic and designer Lauren Conrad selects Repreve to keep her XO(eco) bag collection green. Check out this article to see how some of today's biggest names put the environment firstView Article.
  • Ecotuerre

    Ecotuerre - 07-19-2012

    Ecouterre, a site dedicated to sustainable fashion, features Lauren Conrad's XO(eco) line of stylish bags for carrying makeup, food, or other accessories, all made with Repreve. Read more at Ecouterre.com or preorder your own bag on Amazon.com.View Article.
  • People StyleWatch

    People StyleWatch - 07-19-2012

    XO(eco) is a collection of 20 chic lifestyle bags, all made with Repreve. Each bag in the collection is made from 3 -35 recycled plastic bottles, so women can look good and do good while toting cosmetics, travel accessories, even food. The entire XO(eco) collection is available online at Amazon.com. Learn more about XO(eco) from this article in People Style Watch.View Article.
  • Women's Wear Daily

    Women's Wear Daily - 07-19-2012

    WWD explains how Unifi’s new Repreve Recycling Center takes the company and the industry to the next level of sustainable business practices.View Article.
  • The LA Fashion Magazine

    The LA Fashion Magazine - 06-19-2012

    Eco Swim™ by Aqua Green introduces eco-friendly swimwear made with Repreve® recycled fibers. The collection features numerous styles, such as classic bikinis, tankinis and swim dresses, to name a few. The Eco Swim collection can be purchased at several major and specialty retailers nationwide.View Article.
  • News & Record Town Square

    News & Record Town Square - 06-11-2012

    Unifi embraces modern times and innovation with the creation of REPREVE, their synthetic yarn made out of 100 percent recycled materials. REPREVE is a family of products made rom recycled plastic bottles, and has helped Unifi lead the textile industry into sustainability.View Article.
  • Specialty Fabrics Review

    Specialty Fabrics Review - 06-01-2012

    Specialty Fabrics Review features recycled-fiber Repreve in the magazine's June issue. The article tells how nearly 250,000 college graduates will make an environmental statement this year at graduation. The caps and gowns that identify the school, degree type and major course of study will be made of 100 percent recycled—and recyclable—REPREVE®, made by Unifi Inc.View Article.
  • The Daily Orange

    The Daily Orange - 05-10-2012

    The Daily Orange publishes an article on how graduates help to preserve the environment by wearing environmentally-friendly graduation caps and gowns made with Repreve by Unifi!View Article.
  • News 14 Carolina

    News 14 Carolina - 05-08-2012

    Many colleges and universities across North Carolina are going green during spring commencement. A Triad company is behind the recycled fibers they're using to create thousands of graduation gownsView Article.
  • Winston-Salem Journal

    Winston-Salem Journal - 05-07-2012

    Repreve and Herff Jones add a recycling touch to the apparel that college students wear to celebrate graduation.View Article.
  • mother nature network

    mother nature network - 05-03-2012

    Ford and Unifi’s Repreve Gives Back program will allow customers who buy a new 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid or the Ford Focus Electric the ability to donate to one of four environmentally focused nonprofit organizations. View Article.
  • Glamour

    Glamour - 05-01-2012

    LC let's Glamour in on how she keeps her fashion lines stylish and eco-friendly by collaborating with green partners such as Blue Avocado and Repreve. Lauren recently launched a line of eco-friendly lifestyle bags that help keep plastic bottles out of the landfill by using Repreve. Check out the full article to get up-to-date on Lauren and hear more on how Repreve helps her design green! View Article.
  • Wall Street Journal

    Wall Street Journal - 04-17-2012

    Graduation gowns made with Repreve are featured in the Wall Street Journal, in which the article explains what Repreve is and how it helps the environment.View Article.
  • The North Wind

    The North Wind - 04-12-2012

    The North Wind highlighted Repreve in an article about graduation gowns and helping the environment!View Article.
  • Michigan Technological University News

    Michigan Technological University News - 03-27-2012

    Michigan Tech University features Repreve in an article about Repreve-made graduation gowns!View Article.
  • Interiors & Sources

    Interiors & Sources - 02-01-2012

    Momentum Textiles' Motion collection features Repreve post-consumer recycled polyester.GreenScreen Revive window shade fabric is made with Repreve recycled polyester.View Article.
  • Interior Design

    Interior Design - 01-30-2012

    Lauren Conrad, the 25-year-old fashion designer and former MTV reality-show star, has teamed up with sustainable brand BlueAvocado to create an eco-friendly collection of travel and cosmetic accessories and home storage made with Repreve.View Article.
  • Design News

    Design News - 01-27-2012

    Ford is converting recycled plastic water bottles and other plastic waste into car seats for the 2012 Ford Focus Electric. Ford and Unifi, maker of the Repreve car seat fabric, will collect and recycle bottles from both the Consumer Electronics Show and the North American International Auto Show for use in those car seats.View Article.
  • USA Today

    USA Today - 01-07-2012

    Ford is finding a new use for about 2 million plastic bottles. By collaborating with Repreve, Ford now offers customers the green option of seat fabric made with recycled materials. Each Ford Focus saves 22 plastic bottles from the landfill.View Article.
  • New York Times

    New York Times - 01-06-2012

    Together, Ford and Repreve will save 2 million plastic bottles from the landfill. By collaborating with Repreve, Ford now offers customers the green option of seat fabric made with recycled materials. Each Ford Focus will keep 22 plastic bottles out of the landfill.View Article.
  • News 14 Carolina

    News 14 Carolina - 08-08-2011

    Unifi's Repreve Textile Takeback featured on News 14 Carolina. Click to read the article below or enter http://bit.ly/RepreveTextileTakeback into your web browser to view video coverage. View Article.
  • Women's Wear Daily

    Women's Wear Daily - 07-19-2011

    WWD explains how Unifi's new Repreve Recycling Center takes the company and the industry to the next level of sustainable business practices.View Article.
  • Good Housekeeping

    Good Housekeeping - 06-18-2011

    Good Housekeeping takes a look at figure-flattering suits from ECO SWIM by AQUA GREEN. These beautiful suits hug the body in all the right places, but ECO SWIM also remembered to flatter the environment by using Repreve to create these classic looks. Check out the rave reviews in the full article!View Article.
  • Outdoor Magazine

    Outdoor Magazine - 06-01-2011

    Unifi, maker of 100-percent recycled Repreve yarn, has donated funding through its Repreve Recycling Grant Program to four Keep America Beautiful affiliates in North Carolina to increase plastic bottle (PET) recycling. This grant program, focusing on local community-based plastic bottle recycling programs, is the first by Unifi with Keep America Beautiful. Grants were awarded to one western and three eastern North Carolina communities for outstanding proposals to increase recycling in public spaces.View Article.
  • Fox 8 WFMY

    Fox 8 WFMY - 05-23-2011

    Sen. Kay Hagan is supporting a bill that she said would help North Carolinians keep their textile jobs. The Textile Enforcement and Security Act would make it more difficult for fraudulent yarn to make it into the United States. View Article.
  • News & Record

    News & Record - 05-15-2011

    As told by Greensboro's News & Record: Greensboro-based manufacturer Unifi turns recycled plastic bottles into a yarn, which is used to make the gowns. Read the article to see how Repreve is putting green into graduation day!View Article.
  • NY Time Square

    NY Time Square - 05-04-2011

    Unifi's REPREVE Recycling Center is featured in New York's Time Square! View Article.
  • EcoTextile News

    EcoTextile News - 02-21-2011

    Unifi’s new US$8 million recycling centre now enables the US yarn supplier to produce whiter, cleaner, recycled polyester yarns from plastic bottles - and even fabric scraps – to give retailers a high level of product transparency.View Article.
  • Ecotextile

    Ecotextile - 02-01-2011

    Unifi's new US $8 million recycling centre now enables the US yarn supplier to produce whiter, cleaner, recylced polyester yarns from plastic bottles- and even fabric scraps- to give retailers a high level of product transparency.View Article.
  • Triad Business Journal

    Triad Business Journal - 01-21-2011

    Unifi expanded production into Central America last month by opening a 120,000 square foot facility in El Salvador. The Central America location will allow Unifi to take advantage of 2005's Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) and better sevre its customers in the region. View Article.
  • Fibre2Fashion

    Fibre2Fashion - 12-20-2010

    With the addition of GreenScreen Revive, Hunter Douglas Contract now offers the most sustainable window shading fabric on the market. GreenScreen Revive fabric is made with REPREVE polyester. REPREVE is made from 100% recycled materials making it one of the most earth-friendly ingredients you’ll find anywhere. GreenScreen Revive will be available to the market January 2011.View Article.
  • Textile World

    Textile World - 12-07-2010

    With the addition of GreenScreen ® Revive, Hunter Douglas Contract now offers the most sustainable window shading fabric on the market. The fabric is made of 100% PVC-free polyester and contains a minimum of 89% REPREVE ® fibers. GreenScreen Revive will be available to the market January 2011. View Article.
  • Textile World

    Textile World - 12-01-2010

    Unifi Inc. President and CEO William L. Jasper talks about the company's turnaround and future plans.View Article.
  • Textile World

    Textile World - 12-01-2010

    Recycling programs divert post-industrial and post-consumer waste from landfills and turn them into valuable feedstock for new textile products. Textile World explores the wide range of available products, including Unifi's REPREVE Recycled fibers.View Article.
  • Textile World

    Textile World - 11-17-2010

    With the addition of GreenScreen ® Revive, Hunter Douglas Contract now offers the most sustainable window shading fabric on the market. The fabric is made of 100% PVC-free polyester and contains a minimum of 89% Repreve® fibers. GreenScreen Revive will be available to the market January 2011.View Article.
  • Winston-Salem Journal

    Winston-Salem Journal - 10-28-2010

    Unifi, based in Greensboro but with its largest operations in Yadkinville, reported a fourfold increase in its net income to $10.2 million for its first quarter of 2011, which ended Sept. 27. Sales were up 22 percent to $174 million. For perspective, Unifi made $10.7 million for all of fiscal 2010 — its first profitable year since 2000. View Article.
  • Triad Business Journal

    Triad Business Journal - 10-06-2010

    Greensboro-based polyester and nylon textured yarn maker Unifi has partnered with Haggar Clothing Co. to create a line of eco-friendly pants for men.

    The collection featuring Unifi’s Repreve recycled fiber consists of four styles and is available at Macy’s, J.C. Penney Co., Kohl’s, Belk and Boscov’s. View Article.
  • Repreve 100 & Polartec Video

    Repreve 100 & Polartec Video - 09-29-2010

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    http://bit.ly/ReprevePolartec

    Polartec® will now be offering fabrics made with Repreve® 100 by Unifi, a new recycled fiber that is created from 100% post-consumer plastic bottles. As previous recycled fabrics were produced with yarns made from a mix of post consumer (bottles) and post industrial (fabric scraps) waste, we are now able to offer recycled fabrics that further help to reduce the impact plastic bottles have on our landfills.View Article.
  • Shape

    Shape - 04-01-2010

    Shape Gives Away BlueAvocado bags made with REPREVE. Carry groceries in style with BlueAvocado reusable bags. Five readers can win the starter kit (a $30 value).
    Go to www.shape.com/giveaways to enter to win
    View Article.
  • Health Magazine

    Health Magazine - 04-01-2010

    Blue Avocado Bags, made with REPREVE, make Health Magazine's Hot List for April
    Bag it Up. Schlep your groceries in style with vibrant, reusable shopping bags and totes from BlueAvocado ($9.99, BlueAvocado.com) that collapse into the tiniest of pouches.
    BlueAvocado bags are made with REPREVE! View Article.
  • Uniform Market News

    Uniform Market News - 03-01-2010

    Perfection Uniforms, made with REPREVE, receive UNIVATOR Uniform Innovation Award. Recipients of this award embody the most elite products in the industry and are acclaimed as widely popular and well regarded. By committing to REPREVE eco-friendly fiber, Perfection Uniforms are now aligned to aid law enforment officers not only in keeping the streets safe, but also in protecting our environment!View Article.
  • Triad Business Journal

    Triad Business Journal - 01-29-2010

    Greensboro-based Unifi Manufacturing joined others such as IBM, Microsoft, EMC and Raleigh-based Red Hat among the winners of the 2009 NCTA 21 Awards, the North Carolina Technology Association announced Friday morning. Unifi, a textile firm, has N.C. operations in Greensboro, Yadkinville, Madison and Reidsville, along with facilities in Brazil and Colombia, South America; and, a wholly-owned subsidiary in Suzhou China. Unifi earned the Green Technology Award. View Article.
  • Parents.com

    Parents.com - 12-15-2009

    I don’t know about you, but I find it really hard to remember to bring my own bags to the grocery store. But that has all changed since I met with the ladies of BlueAvocado. BlueAvocado is a line of sustainable, reusable and machine washable grocery bags, and if they couldn’t get any more green, BlueAvocado has teamed up with Repreve to create a bag made from 50% recyclabe, traceable polyester fibers made from plastic bottles and crude oil.View Article.
  • Fitnessmagazine.com

    Fitnessmagazine.com - 12-08-2009

    Just in time for the holidays, BlueAvocado has created new kits from a new kind of material to help satisfy all of the greenies on your list. BlueAvocado is a mission-driven lifestyle products company that makes it easy to do good while getting it done.And as of just recently, these gro-pak kits are now made from a certifiable recycled REPREVE fabric. Meaning, the gro-pak – collapsible, reusable shopping system – just got greener!View Article.
  • Alloy.com

    Alloy.com - 12-04-2009

    Blue Avocado, made with REPREVE: Go green! This starter set is perfect for a trip to the grocery store, a weekend excursion or even for an outing to the mall.View Article.
  • Apparel

    Apparel - 06-18-2009

    Restore Clothing sought out Unifi, the prominent producer of multi-filament polyester and nylon textured yarns and related raw materials, as Celeste sought an ecofriendly replacement for fabrics containing polyester. View Article.
  • Textile Insight

    Textile Insight - 11-01-2008

    “Five years ago, we were not sure where the bottom was going to be. How much contraction would the U.S. market experience and how much would move entirely to Asia? But now our strategy is clear.” ~ Roger Berrier, EVP Unifi View Article.
  • Forbes.com

    Forbes.com - 10-03-2008

    Unifi unveiled a new consumer-focused, interactive website as part of its new "Repreve. For the Planet." campaign. The new website, www.Repreve.com, is focused on educating users about the positive environmental benefits of Repreve, Unifi's family of 100% recycled yarns, and the importance of resource and energy conservation and recycling. View Article.
  • Packaging Digest

    Packaging Digest - 10-01-2008

    Hewlett-Packard won Wal-Mart's Home Entertainment Design Challenge - a contest that encourages companies to reduce the environmental impact of products in the home-entertainment category. HP replaced the box used for one of its products retail shelf packaging with the HP Protect Messenger Bag. “The messenger bag is made out of fabric that is produced from recycled soda bottles and water bottles,” says Boeller. The fabric is woven from Repreve yarn, which is manufactured by Unifi, Inc.View Article.
  • OR Daily

    OR Daily - 08-10-2008

    Unifi is introducing Repreve nylon. Since it’s a “first source” recycled nylon, it can replace traditionally-sourced nylon in proven garments, much like its cousin, Repreve polyester. And global partners are lining up. View Article.
  • mother nature network

    mother nature network - 01-01-1900

    Ford and Unifi’s Repreve Gives Back program will allow customers who buy a new 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid or the Ford Focus Electric the ability to automatically donate to one of the following environmentally focused nonprofit organizations: Keep America Beautiful, The Conservation Alliance, American Rivers or the Rocky Mountain Institute. These organizations were chosen because of their previous work in driving environmental change.View Article.
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