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Unifi's REPREVE® Named an Official Recycling Partner of the Wyndham Championship
Unifi's REPREVE® Named an Official Recycling Partner of the Wyndham Championship

5 months ago - The 79th annual Wyndham Championship just got a lot greener, thanks to a new partnership with Greensboro-based Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI). The global textile manufacturer, which makes its REPREVE® performance fiber from recycled materials, including plastic bottles, is excited to announce it has signed a multi-year agreement to become an official recycling partner of the PGA TOUR event contested annually at Greensboro's Sedgefield Country Club. It is estimated that tens of thousands of plastic bottles will be recycled through this partnership.

Pac-12 and Unifi announce founding partnership of Pac-12 Team Green
Pac-12 and Unifi announce founding partnership of Pac-12 Team Green

6 months ago - The Pac-12 and Unifi, Inc. and today announced a long-term partnership, with Unifi serving as the Founding Sustainability Partner of Pac-12 Team Green and as a sponsor of the Pac-12 Sustainability Conference. As part of the partnership, Unifi will provide grant funding to all 12 of the Conference’s member institutions to support sustainability initiatives and increase recycling efforts; work with the Pac-12 and Pac-12 Networks on creating custom content and media assets to feature sustainability programs and support efforts to recycle billions of plastic bottles into fiber; and will serve as an official sponsor for all Pac-12 championship events. The announcement today occurred during the 2018 Pac-12 Sustainability Conference at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Global Brand Leaders Set to Redesign the Future of Commerce at SB’18 Vancouver
Global Brand Leaders Set to Redesign the Future of Commerce at SB’18 Vancouver

7 months ago - Sustainable Brands brings P&G, Braskem, PwC, Clif Bar, LG Electronics & others to collaborate on innovative products and services for The Good Life SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2018 – Sustainable Brands® recently unveiled the full programming and schedule for the Activation Hub at SB’18 Vancouver, running June 4-7 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Activation Hub is the central hub of the Vancouver conference, an area where attendees gather to hear from solution-providers, to collaborate and co-create on market sector innovations, and to network with current and future partners.

How Is Your Brand Redesigning the Good Life This World Environment Day?
How Is Your Brand Redesigning the Good Life This World Environment Day?

7 months ago - Ahead of Earth Day last month, over one million people took to social media urging corporations to "break free" from single-use plastics. And from the fashion to the auto industry – and everywhere in between – innovations are taking root to increase our use of sustainable materials. To continue the momentum created by Earth Day, this year’s World Environment Day (June 5) is also focused on plastic pollution.

Unifi Receives Prestigious UNC Sustainability Award
Unifi Receives Prestigious UNC Sustainability Award

8 months ago - Photo: Kevin Hall, Unifi CEO; and Al Segars, PNC Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Faculty Director of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at UNC. N.C.-based Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) is excited to announce it is the inaugural business recipient of the 2018 UNC Sustainability Award from Kenan-Flagler Business School's Center for Sustainable Enterprise and the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. The prestigious award recognizes leadership and best practices in environmental and business sustainability for North Carolina enterprises. The global textile solutions company, which makes its REPREVE® performance fiber from recycled materials, including plastic bottles, accepted the award Thursday, May 10, at a special dinner.

Trending: New Partnerships for Unifi, Kimberly-Clark, North Face To Eradicate Plastic Waste
Trending: New Partnerships for Unifi, Kimberly-Clark, North Face To Eradicate Plastic Waste

8 months ago - Plastic bottles will find new life in textiles and nitrile gloves are being recycled into new consumer goods through corporate partnerships.

Sustainable Brands Attracts Global Brand Leaders to Accelerate Business-led Change
Sustainable Brands Attracts Global Brand Leaders to Accelerate Business-led Change

9 months ago - P&G, Salesforce.org, Starbucks, Nestlé among companies showcasing initiatives in the Activation Hub at SB’18 Vancouver, June 4-7 SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2018 – Sustainable Brands® is evolving the concept of the traditional conference expo into an environment fostering inspiration and co-creation. The Activation Hub at SB’18 Vancouver, running June 4-7 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, will bring together 3,000 insightful change makers, entrepreneurs and leading companies to collaborate through the lens of Design Thinking methodology.

Trending: Fabric Scraps, Flint Water Bottles Being Recycled into New Textiles
Trending: Fabric Scraps, Flint Water Bottles Being Recycled into New Textiles

9 months ago - This year has already seen some great steps forward in the uphill battle against fashion and textile waste: industry agreements and action plans have been announced; sustainable fashion startups are receiving support from the Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator and the Nike Circular Innovation Challenge; and collaborations have produced a

Thinking More Sustainably Across the Apparel Supply Chain
Thinking More Sustainably Across the Apparel Supply Chain

11 months ago - Sustainable production standards for clothing continue to rise, with attention to sustainable materials and practices becoming a more integral part of the global apparel industry. In an effort to mitigate its impact on the environment, the sector has been taking important steps toward more sustainable product solutions. But are we doing enough?

How Organic Underwear Can Help Save the World
How Organic Underwear Can Help Save the World

1 year ago - In an era where brands are becoming increasingly socially conscious to keep up with societal trends, Marc Skid is no exception. The recently launched online underwear retailer is using the finest, sustainably grown materials to provide its customers both a high-quality product and an opportunity to donate to feed, cure and save the world.

DuPont and Unifi Join Forces to Create Breakthrough Eco-Friendly Cold-Weather Apparel Insulation
DuPont and Unifi Join Forces to Create Breakthrough Eco-Friendly Cold-Weather Apparel Insulation

1 year ago - DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) announced today a collaboration with Unifi, Inc. to create high-performance, renewably sourced garment insulation, offering leading apparel brands a new sustainable choice for cold-weather products.

Trending: How the Circular Economy Continues to Clean Up Fashion
Trending: How the Circular Economy Continues to Clean Up Fashion

3 years ago - Striving toward sustainability is an ongoing trend in the fashion industry, as companies and consumers continue to find alternatives to cheap, disposable clothing and wasteful production practices. The latest: American textile manufacturer Polartec this week celebrated recycling its billionth plastic bottle.

Ford Pushes Sustainability Leadership for Next Era of Driving
Ford Pushes Sustainability Leadership for Next Era of Driving

3 years ago - William C. Ford II’s best decision as chairman of Ford Motor Co. was to bring in Alan Mulally as CEO in 2007 and watch the former Boeing manufacturing chief transform Ford from an also-ran into a global industry leader before he left last year. But Ford Jr.’s “green” decision-making has been nearly as good. As CEO before Mulally’s tenure, and chairman before and until today, Ford has kept his company a leader in sustainability thinking and practice. He pushed Ford to produce some of the industry’s first hybrid-electric vehicles, for instance, and authorized a “living roof” on top of Ford’s original River Rouge Assembly complex in its hometown of Dearborn, Michigan.

REPREVE Turns 60 Million Recycled Plastic Bottles into Graduation Caps and Gowns
REPREVE Turns 60 Million Recycled Plastic Bottles into Graduation Caps and Gowns

3 years ago - Just in time for graduation season, REPREVE recycled fibers will be used in Oak Hall graduation gowns at more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Since the introduction of REPREVE, nearly 60 million plastic bottles have been recycled into Oak Hall GreenWeaver gowns worn by more than 2.2 million students, the brand says. REPREVE is made from recycled materials, including plastic bottles, and each graduation gown is made from around 27 bottles. During the spring 2015 graduation season alone, more than 300,000 students around the nation will graduate wearing Oak Hall REPREVE-based gowns, using more than 8 million recycled plastic bottles. Participating schools include Duke, Yale, University of Alabama and Notre Dame, to name a few.

Ford Brings REPREVE to the 2015 F-150
Ford Brings REPREVE to the 2015 F-150

3 years ago - What if we could redirect plastics from landfill and use them to create innovative materials, and then put them in the all-new Ford F-150, part of Ford F-Series, America’s best-selling truck?​ We could make a big difference.

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