Sustainable

UNIFI® is a pioneer in developing sustainable performance technologies, delivering efficiency, and lowering resource usage.

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Environmental impact

From anti-odor to reducing energy usage, our innovations keep products in use for longer while lessening environmental cost.

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A.M.Y.®

AMY

Fiber with built-in odor control technology designed to last the lifetime of the product.

  • Prevents the development of odors in fabrics and products
  • Continuous performance for the lifetime of the product*
  • Conservation of water and energy due to less frequent launderings

Antimicrobial properties are embedded into our fiber and yarn to produce products that stay fresh and require less frequent laundering. A.M.Y. continuously inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria, giving your products a longer lifespan and a reprieve on the environment. Offered as silver or zinc oxide based technology.

Produced in the Americas

Technology is inherent to the yarn

Works with Filament and Staple polyester / nylon

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Variations available in:
  • REPREVE® (Recycled)
  • STANDARD (Virgin)
Offered As:
  • Silver Technology
  • Zinc Oxide Technology

*Lifetime of product is considered to be 50 launderings. A.M.Y. technology does not protect the wearer from bacteria. Unifi Manufacturing, Inc. makes no health claims and assumes no liability for the product’s inability to meet any customer’s expectation of performance, durability or applicability for medical or any other use.

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Chillsense™

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Yarn technology designed to give fabric or product an instant cooling sensation.

  • Cool to the touch in next-to-skin applications
  • Higher thermal effusivity values compared to standard polyester
  • Can be paired with other UNIFI® technologies

Chillsense™ transfers heat from the body to the fabric more quickly, creating a cool sensation to the touch. This is due to thermal effusivity, the rate at which material can absorb heat and is the standard indicator used to quantify how textiles feel to the touch. The higher its thermal effusivity, the cooler a material feels.

Produced Globally

Technology is inherent to the yarn

Works with Filament polyester

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Variations available in:
  • REPREVE® (Recycled)
  • STANDARD (Virgin)

*Determination of Thermal Effusivity ASTM D7984-16. Standard for certification > 175.
**Performance benefits and claims are based on fabric construction.

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FlexxDye

Flexx Dye

A way to dye limitless, vibrant colored yarn with stretch.

  • Enhanced color-matching capabilities
  • Inherent stretch
  • Made-to-order for lower volumes

FlexxDye offers a sustainable dyeing solution with inherent stretch, without compromising on quality. Locked-in custom color shades for lower volume yarn needs.

Produced Globally

Technology is inherent to the yarn

Works with Filament polyester / nylon

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Variations available in:
  • REPREVE® (Recycled)
  • STANDARD (Virgin)
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ReComfort™

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Filament yarn technology crafted to act and feel like cotton, acrylic, rayon and other spun yarns.

  • Soft spun yarn feel
  • More sustainable than rayon and acrylic*

With our spun-like options, ReComfort™ is your alternative to cotton, acrylic, rayon, and other spun blends for your yarn. From a continuous filament yarn, get the same soft feel and a sustainable option for your spun products. 

Produced Globally

Technology is inherent to the yarn

Works with Filament polyester / nylon

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Variations available in:
  • REPREVE® (Recycled)
  • STANDARD (Virgin)

*Polyester fabric has a favorable Higg MSI score compared to acrylic fabric and viscose/rayon fabric, for all impact categories included in the Higg MSI. Based on Higg MSI 3.6 data at Higg.org. Retrieved by Unifi Manufacturing, Inc. in November 2023.
**Performance benefits and claims based on fabric construction.

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Reflexx®

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Sustainable solution for stretch yarns that help fabrics stretch and recover with you.

  • Allows for extreme stretch and recovery
  • Options available for stretch without spandex
  • Continuous performance for lifetime of the product*

Our Reflexx technology is engineered for performance and comfort, providing the right amount of stretch and compression. Choose from a variety of polyesters, nylons and spandex to fit your product's needs. Can be made without spandex for a sustainable solution.

Produced Globally

Technology is inherent to the yarn

Works with Filament polyester / nylon

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Variations available in:
  • REPREVE® (Recycled)
  • STANDARD (Virgin)
Offered As:
  • BiComponent
  • Covered Yarns
  • PET
  • PBT
  • PTT

*Lifetime of product is considered to be 50 launderings.
**Performance benefits and claims are based on fabric construction.

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Resist2O

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Our unique water-shielding fibers resist water so you stay drier.

  • Minimize water absorption
  • Inherent to the yarn
  • Fluorine free/PFOA free*

Unlike other water-resistant fabrics, our product’s capabilities are inherent to the yarn. Available in a full-range of textiles, Resist2O uses C-Zero technology, is fast-drying at shake off, and pairs well with other UNIFI® technologies.

Produced in the Americas

Technology is inherent to the yarn

Works with Filament polyester / nylon

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Variations available in:
  • REPREVE® (Recycled)
  • STANDARD (Virgin)

*PFOA-Free is defined as below 5ppb.
**Performance benefits and claims are based on fabric construction.

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SmartDye™

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Save energy and cycle time by using SmartDye™ to dye your fiber and yarn.

  • Conserves energy and reduces resultant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions*
  • Vibrant colors
  • Comparable colorfastness

A proprietary technology, SmartDye™, reduces the temperature and cycle time required to dye polyester yarn. This improves not only efficiency but energy usage by up to 30%.

Produced Globally

Technology is inherent to the yarn

Works with Filament and Staple polyester

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Variations available in:
  • REPREVE® (Recycled)
  • STANDARD (Virgin)

*Up to 30% reduction of energy consumption during dyeing cycle (based on UNIFI® package dyeing equipment). Determination of Wet & Dry Crock: AATCC 8. Determination of Wash Fastness: AATCC 61 - 2A. Determination of Fastness to Sublimation: AATCC 117. Determination of Light Fastness: AATCC 16 40 Hr Fade

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Sorbtek®

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Moisture-wicking performance fibers keep you cool, dry and comfortable.

  • Superior moisture-management system
  • Soil release properties
  • Continuous performance for the lifetime of the product*

Our Sorbtek fiber and yarn catches moisture from the body, moves the moisture to the surface of the fabric, and releases the moisture into the air for cool, dry comfort. Pairs well with other UNIFI® technologies especially with A.M.Y.®

Produced Globally

Technology is inherent to the yarn

Works with Filament, Spun, and Staple polyester / nylon

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Variations available in:
  • REPREVE® (Recycled)
  • STANDARD (Virgin)

*Lifetime of product is considered to be 50 launderings.
**Determination of wicking: AATCC 197. Standard-15cm<30 minutes after three launderings. Determination of absorbency: AATCC Test Method 79. Determination of soil release: AATCC Test Method 130. Sorbtek's soil release function is dependent upon fabric constructions, finishing and soil types.

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TruEffects

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Exciting visual effects built into the fibers, for style that won’t wear off or wash out.

  • Dimensional effects through special yarn combinations
  • Multiple options for intimate and striated appearance
  • Create colorways through different dyeing techniques

TruEffects offers fiber solutions to give your fabric the aesthetic of a heather, slub or other patterns. By dyeing the yarn or fabric with cationic, disperse, and solution dyed effects, you get the dimensional look with a sustainable solution.

Produced Globally

Technology is inherent to the yarn

Works with Filament and Staple polyester / nylon

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Variations available in:
  • REPREVE® (Recycled)
  • STANDARD (Virgin)
*Performance benefits and claims are based on fabric construction.
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WaterWise

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Protects water resources while locking vibrant color into yarns.

  • Conserves water and energy*
  • Superior color uniformity across batches
  • Custom colors available

The greener way to dye yarn by protecting water resources and lock-in solution dyed color. Waterwise reduces water and energy associated with conventional dyeing processes. By adding colorants to the polymer, colorfastness, stretch, bleach-resistance and UV-stability can be designed into the yarn.

Produced Globally

Technology is inherent to the yarn

Works with Filament and Staple polyester / nylon

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Variations available in:
  • REPREVE® (Recycled)
Offered As:
  • UV Lightfast
  • Bleach-Resistant

*Solution dyed yarn vs package dyed yarn: UNIFI Life Cycle Assessment completed and peer reviewed in 2019, according to ISO 14040 and ISO 14044. Solution dyed yarn vs piece dyed: Data prepared by UNIFI and a piece dyeing partner. Data not prepared to ISO standards nor peer reviewed. 

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XS Cross-Section

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A tunable-technology, offering a multitude of highly customizable properties.

  • Tunable fabric performance
  • Abrasion performance
  • Enhanced moisture management

Unlike standard filaments, XS Cross-Section yarns contain modified cross-sections, adding bulk and surface area to fabric for increased coverage, moisture management and a tunable fabric weight.

Produced Globally

Technology is inherent to the yarn

Works with Filament and Staple polyester

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Variations available in:
  • REPREVE® (Recycled)
  • STANDARD (Virgin)

*Performance benefits and claims are based on fabric construction.

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