Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / drirelease offers fabrics from recycled polyester fibers
drirelease offers fabrics from recycled polyester fibers
29
Jul '10
drirelease, known for providing fabrics that offer superior performance to the athletic and fashion apparel markets, is introducing its new drirelease environmentally correct origins (e.c.o.) using Repreve recycled polyester fibers in Europe and the United States.

The new drirelease e.c.o. fabrics combine the superior wicking and fast-drying properties of drirelease while incorporating Unifi's Repreve fibers, which are made of 100% post-consumer recycled polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, the material commonly used to make plastic bottles and other synthetic containers. The new drirelease e.c.o. fabrics will also incorporate FreshGuard odor control, delivering the full line of benefits from drirelease in a fabric that ensures environmental consciousness to customers.

“We've seen a lot of companies make claims about environmentally-friendly fibers and fabrics in the last few years, but were weary of the level of candor behind these claims,” said Chris Moore, General Manager of Optimer Labs. “Using Unifi's Repreve fibers, which are certified to ensure recycled content, we can feel confident that our customers can trust drirelease e.c.o. fabrics to deliver the same excellent performance they know and expect from drirelease in a fabric that is verified to be environmentally friendly.”

Repreve fibers are made with a unique Fiberprint technology, which allows the testing of post-production garments to verify the Repreve content of the product. ''We wanted to give customers confidence in our recycled content claims, and the Repreve brand provides traceability of the components of our fabrics,'' added Moore.

The new drirelease e.c.o. fabric made its European debut at the Outdoor Show in Friedrichshafen, Germany in July, and is making its U.S. debut at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, Utah in August.

To see the fabric for yourself, visit the Optimer Brands booth at: Outdoor Retailer Summer Market -- August 3 – 6, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.; Booth # 62029.

drirelease and FreshGuard are registered trademarks of Optimer Brands.

Repreve is a registered trademark of Unifi, Inc. Fiberprint is a trademark of Unifi, Inc.

drirelease

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Mar 2017

NYCEDC announces $51mn package for NYC garment industry

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Mar 2017

Fynd raises $500K Series A funding from Venture Catalysts

Fynd, an online to offline (O2O) e-commerce fashion marketplace, has...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Mar 2017

India's fashion market to touch $30 bn by 2020: Report

The fashion market in India is estimated at $70 billion in 2016, with ...

Interviews View All

Rajiv Sirohi
Shara

‘Portugal is taking away a major share of the mill made sector.’

Amrit Sethia
SOIE

‘The intimatewear category in India is slowly becoming trend-sensitive.’

Karan Toshniwal
Orange O Tec

Contemporary industry is paying more and more attention to the...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
March 2017

March 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search