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Valdese Weavers sets new standard for recycled yarns

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Jan '07
Beginning January 2007, Valdese Weavers is setting a new standard which will require a minimum of 45% recycled content across their entire Contract product line. To satisfy this new standard, Valdese Weavers will utilize Repreve, 100% recycled yarns by Unifi Inc, a diversified producer and processor of multi-filament textured yarns.

Valdese Weavers Contract creates over 400 patterns each year with the newest range of warp colors and patterns available. Unifi's Repreve yarns will be featured throughout the entire Valdese Weavers Contract product line.

And because Repreve is made from recycled materials; it conserves energy and natural resources by offsetting the need to produce virgin polyester. Based on using a minimum of 45% Repreve in all fabrics, each linear yard of fabric produced will conserve the equivalent of one fourth-gallon of gasoline.

“We are very excited that Valdese has chosen to partner with Unifi on this new initiative,” said Roger Berrier, vice president of commercial operations for Unifi. “Valdese Weavers is taking an aggressive approach to environmental sustainability by setting this standard and we are happy to support their efforts to conserve our earth's natural resources. As a company, Unifi is dedicated to environmental sustainability and we are proud to be able to provide the industry with Repreve, a first-quality, 100% recycled yarn.”

“To successfully execute this new initiative, it was very important that Valdese Weavers find a first-quality, 100% recycled yarn. Repreve is the newest generation of recycled products available in the market and has enabled Valdese Weavers to move forward with our efforts in standardizing and expanding recycled content throughout our products,” said Blake Millinor, Vice President of Valdese Weavers Contract.


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