Jay Hertwig, senior vice president of Commercialization at Unifi Manufacturing, Inc., presented “The REPREVE® Difference” during an Outdoor Retailer webinar last week.
Unifi’s REPREVE brand is a performance fiber made from 100 percent recycled materials, including post-consumer plastic bottles and pre-consumer waste. They are also certified and traceable.
Since the brand’s launch, the Greensboro, N.C., company has transformed more than 20 billion bottles into REPREVE fibers, Hertwig said. Starting with two brands – Patagonia and Polartec – in 2007, Unifi now has more than 700 brand and retail partners using the product globally, he added.
Hertwig was joined on the webinar by Unifi’s Chad Bolick, vice president of Brand Sales, who moderated the discussion and offered further insights.