News-Releases Index | Unifi, Inc.
Unifi Announces New REPREVE® Our Ocean™ Product Offering (6/12/19)
Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI), makers of REPREVE®, the leading recycled fiber, has launched a new
sustainable product that enables customers and consumers to play a role in solving the ever-growing
problem of ocean plastic. To deal with the root cause of ocean plastic, REPREVE Our Ocean™ fiber is
made from bottles collected within 50 kilometers of coastlines in countries or areas that lack formal
waste or recycling systems.
“REPREVE Our Ocean is a premium collection of fiber and resin sourced from bottles at high risk of
entering in the ocean,” said Jay Hertwig, group vice president of global branded sales for Unifi. “We
have long cared for our air, land and natural resources by transforming billions of plastic bottles into
REPREVE recycled fiber. With REPREVE Our Ocean, we offer a unique opportunity to for brands to tell
an ocean-focused story.”
Each year, at least 8.8 million tons of plastics make their way into the ocean, which is the equivalent of
dumping the contents of one garbage truck into the ocean every minute. In addition, at least 80
percent of plastic flows into the oceans from land, and at current rates, there will be more plastic by
weight than fish by 2050.
“Forward-thinking brands that want to take a stronger stand in addressing ocean pollution and want to
make an even more specific statement about protecting the environment now have a brand new
option,” Hertwig added. “REPREVE Our Ocean is made for the good of tomorrow, and this premium
product will appeal to consumers that want to do all that they can to help protect the environment for
the next generation.”
REPREVE Our Ocean fiber will be on display at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (booth 55129-UL),
which will be held June 18-20 in Denver, Colo.
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