Unifi Announces Fifth Annual REPREVE Champions of Sustainability Awards

May 25, 2022

Unifi, Inc., Greensboro, N.C., has announced the recipients of its fifth annual REPREVE Champions of Sustainability awards.

The annual awards recognize brand, textile and retail partners that have demonstrated a true commitment to supporting a more sustainable world.

This year’s recipients reached major milestones, such as Nike and Target transforming more than 2 billion recycled plastic bottles using REPREVE fiber. Polartec, Walmart and Texhong Textile Group Limited have each transformed more than 1 billion bottles.

Nearly 14 billion recycled plastic bottles were transformed into more sustainable products by all recipients combined, according to the company.

“We are thrilled to announce the 2022 REPREVE Champions of Sustainability,” says Eddie Ingle, CEO of Unifi. “We applaud the demonstrated commitment to sustainability, which has allowed us to recycle more than 30 billion bottles to date.”

Unifi’s REPREVE Champions of Sustainability awards will be presented to 39 brand and retail partners that have transformed 10 million or more recycled plastic bottles and 53 textile partners that have transformed 50 million or more recycled plastic bottles using REPREVE performance fibers.

“As a leading global denim brand, Mavi demonstrates REPREVE’s global reach,” says Bev Sylvester, vice president of Marketing and Communications at Unifi. “Consumers now expect brands to make products responsibly, which Mavi has capitalized on through their focus on sustainability. Jiaxing Xinran Textile Co., LTD, is a deserving winner of the Newcomer Award, while we chose Lucky Textile Mills Limited as the recipient of the Partner in Innovation Award for their use of REPREVE TruTemp365 in their performance products.”

For more information and the full award recipient list, click here. — D.S.