• Valley Forge Fabrics, one of the many brands recognized at Unifi’s REPREVE® Recycling center ribbon cutting

    For Release: 5/13/2011

  • Ft. Lauderdale, FL --


    Valley Forge Fabrics was honored to attend Unifi’s official opening of the REPREVE® Recycling Center May 4, 2011 in Yadkinville, NC. The $8 million investment will allow Unifi to expand production capacities of its REPREVE® recycled fiber. At the ribbon cutting ceremony, Valley Forge was recognized by Unifi along with other major brands such as Nike and Patagonia as customers with REPREVE® in their product offerings.

    REPREVE® is a family of first quality recycled polyester and nylon fibers that can be used in a wide range of applications, including apparel, automotive, seating and paneling fabrics. Since its introduction in 2006, REPREVE® has grown from a singe recycled polyester fiber into an entire brand of sustainable products. In the last two years alone, over 247 million post-consumer PET bottles have been recycled into REPREVE®. Unifi estimates to recycle over 400 million bottles into REPREVE® in 2012 in its REPREVE® Recycling Center. Valley Forge is proud to include REPREVE® in its sustainable fabric collections called FRESH®.

    Valley Forge Fabrics, the leader in sustainable textiles and the largest producer of decorative fabrics for hospitality, launched its FRESH® initiative more than five years ago. FRESH® is an acronym for Fabrics Redefining Environmental Standards for Hospitality®. The company has included REPREVE® within its FRESH® collections from day one and will continue to drive the supply chain to include recycled fiber as much as possible. Valley Forge maintains that nearly 70% of their running line items are FRESH® or LIVING FRESH®. According to Ken Koneck, Public Affairs Manager for Valley Forge, “As our customers, in increasing numbers, continue to specify FRESH fabrics, we count and report the number of bottles we save from landfills and we get extremely excited to see those numbers go up. It is very important to us to use recycled fiber and REPREVE® is the perfect yarn for us.”

    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®, MICROVISTA® and 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 www.repreve.com.

    For more information on Valley Forge or their FRESH® collection, visit the website www.valleyforge.com . Valley Forge Fabrics, Inc. is a 30+ year old family owned and operated company and the world’s largest supplier of decorative textiles for the hospitality industry. Contact: Ken Koneck @ Valley Forge Fabrics, Inc. 800.223.7979 ext 132 or kkoneck@valleyforge.com
  • 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®, MICROVISTA® and 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 www.repreve.com.

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