Highlights include H&M, which has recycled more than a half billion bottles, and Wal-Mart and Quiksilver reaching the quarter billion bottle milestone. In addition, Lovesac and Inditex, special category winners last year, both advanced to bottle-based awards.
“Working together, Unifi’s brand, retailer and textile partners have helped us recycle more than 19 billion bottles,” said Jay Hertwig, senior vice president of global sales and marketing for Unifi. “We are excited that more and more companies are committing to global responsibility and using our eco-friendly fibre options to positively impact our planet, both now and in the future.”
Repreve Champions of Sustainability will be awarded to 26 brand and retail partners that have each transformed 10 million or more recycled plastic bottles, and 42 textile partners that have each transformed 50 million or more bottles, through the use of Repreve performance fibres. A list of award recipients can be found below and by visiting Unifi.com/champions.
“While plastic consumption is on the rise, we’re doing our part to give bottles a second life. It is our hope that these awards also inspire consumers to make recycling a daily habit and increase recycling rates,” said Hertwig.
In addition to the 68 bottle-based awards, Unifi is also recognising 11 special category award winners.
Repreve Partners in Innovation recognises companies that have created a unique product with Repreve or that used Repreve in a fresh, innovative way. This year’s winners are Twin Dragon, Palmetto Synthetics and US Denim Mills.
Repreve Circular Economy recognises companies that demonstrate a substantial commitment to the circular economy by transforming waste into new products. Logoplaste and Oak Hall are being recognised accordingly.
Repreve Newcomer recognises key companies that made a significant switch to Repreve within the last year. Unifi is proud to recognize Macy’s, Happy X Nature, Culp Home Fashions and Hard Rock International for this award.
Repreve All-In recognises companies that integrated Repreve throughout their product line(s). Bermuda Sands and Walmart are winners for their commitment to using Repreve.
Made by Unifi, Inc, Repreve is the global leader in branded recycled performance fibres, transforming more than 19 billion plastic bottles into recycled fibre for new clothing, shoes, home goods and other consumer products. Repreve is the earth-friendly solution to making consumers' favorite brands more environmentally responsible. Found in products from many of the world's leading brands, Repreve fibres can also be enhanced with Unifi's proprietary technologies for increased performance and comfort. Repreve is a trademark of Unifi, Inc.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (PC)