Unifi, Makers of REPREVE®, Announces Fifth Annual REPREVE® Champions of Sustainability Awards

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More than 90 global brand, textile, and retail partners recognized for sustainability achievements

GREENSBORO, N.C., May 24, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI), makers of REPREVE® and one of the world’s leading innovators in recycled and synthetic yarns, today announced the recipients of its fifth annual REPREVE® Champions of Sustainability awards, which recognize brand, textile and retail partners that have demonstrated a true commitment to supporting a more sustainable world. Key highlights from this year’s list of recipients include the following:

  • Nike and Target both reached a major milestone this year, each having transformed more than 2 billion recycled plastic bottles through the use of REPREVE fiber.

  • Polartec, Walmart and Texhong Textile Group Limited have each transformed more than 1 billion bottles.

  • This year’s recipients have helped turn a combined total of nearly 14 billion recycled plastic bottles into more sustainable products.

"We are thrilled to announce the 2022 REPREVE Champions of Sustainability," said Eddie Ingle, Chief Executive Officer 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 through the use of REPREVE performance fibers. Unifi is also recognizing the following special category award winners:

  • Special Recognition Award – Mavi, a Turkey-based international apparel brand with a strong reputation as a leader in the denim market and a focus on sustainability.

  • Newcomer Award – Jiaxing Xinran Textile Co., LTD, a China-based company that has incorporated REPREVE in spandex-covered yarns.

  • Partner in Innovation Award – Lucky Textile Mills Limited, a China-based textile mill that has created sustainable fabrics that perform in both hot and cold weather using REPREVE TruTemp365®.

"As a leading global denim brand, Mavi demonstrates REPREVE’s global reach," said 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."

A list of many of the award recipients can be found below.

REPREVE Champions of Sustainability: - Brands and Retailers

Aeropostale

Ikea

Polartec

Boardriders

Inditex

Old Navy/Gap

Buff

JCPenney

Target

Costco

Jordache

Target Australia

Culp Home Fashions

Klopman

The North Face

Deckers

Kohl's

TKO Evolution Apparel Inc Under Armour

Dockers

Levi’s

Volcom

Gildan

Lovesac

Walmart

Haggar

Momentum

WSI

Hanesbrands

Nike

Haworth

Patagonia

H&M

Piping Hot

REPREVE Champions of Sustainability – Textile Partners:

Anhui Xintiansi

Antex Knitting

AYM SYNTEX LIMITED

Clarotex

Contempora Fabrics Inc

Copen United

Darlington

Duvaltex

Elevate Textiles

Hamrick Mills

Hangzhou Xiaoyuan

Hornwood Inc

Hungyen Knitting & Dying Co Ltd

KUCUKCALIK

Inmobiliaria Apopa

Intradeco

Jiangsu Yueda

Jiangyin Chunlan

Highlight Textile

Jiaxing Kanglong

Jiaxing Leejo

Kipas

Lucky

McMichael Mills

Milliken & Company

Nanjing Nice Gain

Nantong Dafuhao

Ningbo Huayao

Ningbo Shenzhou

Pettenati

PT Sunrise

Saehan

Sage Automotive interiors

Sapphire SFL Group

Shandong Daiyin

Shanghai Challenge Textile

Shanghai Shuote

Shuford Yarns LLC

Sichuan Jinhui

Sri Rejeki

Swisstex Direct LLC

Tah Tong Textile

Texpasa USA LLC

Texhong

Textufil S.A.

TUNTEX

Valdese Weavers

Wuxi YGM Textile Co.,LTD

Yuanwen

ZEKI

Zhangjiagang Tongfeng

About Unifi:

Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) is a global textile solutions provider and one of the world's leading innovators in manufacturing synthetic and recycled performance fibers. Through REPREVE®, one of Unifi's proprietary technologies and the global leader in branded recycled performance fibers, Unifi has transformed more than 30 billion plastic bottles into recycled fiber for new apparel, footwear, home goods, and other consumer products. The Company's proprietary PROFIBER™ technologies offer increased performance, comfort and style advantages, enabling customers to develop products that perform, look and feel better. Unifi continually innovates technologies to meet consumer needs in moisture management, thermal regulation, antimicrobial, UV protection, stretch, water resistance, and enhanced softness. Unifi collaborates with many of the world's most influential brands in the sports apparel, fashion, home, automotive, and other industries. For more information about Unifi, visit www.Unifi.com.

About REPREVE®:

Made by Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI), REPREVE® is the global leader in branded recycled performance fibers, transforming more than 30 billion plastic bottles into recycled fiber 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 fibers can also be enhanced with Unifi's proprietary technologies for increased performance and comfort. For more information about REPREVE, visit www.repreve.com, and connect with REPREVE on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

REPREVE® is a trademark of Unifi, Inc.

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Contacts

For more information, contact:
Bev Sylvester, bsylvester@unifi.com

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