Monday, November 30, 2009

Texile nerd alert! - Unifi to be featured on CNBC

For all the textile geeks out there (like myself) Home Textiles Today is reporting that CNBC will feature Unifi's Repreve recycled polyester production on Dec 2.  Here is the article (via Home Textiles Today):

Greensboro, N.C. -- Unifi, Inc.’s production of Repreve recycled polyester will be featured on CNBC’s Sustainability Series - People, Planet & Profit on Dec. 2 .


People, Planet and Profit examines the bold moves companies are making to find ways to reduce and reuse anything along the supply chain, leading to a leaner, cleaner and greener operation.

A CNBC film crew visited Unifi’s Repreve manufacturing facility in Yadkinville, N.C. on Nov. 24. The television segment will air on CNBC at 8:25 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Dec. 2, and will also be available on its website at http://www.sustainability.cnbc.com/

“Unifi has a long history of reducing our environmental impact, and the Repreve family of products is a natural evolution of that strategy,” said Bill Jasper, president and CEO for Unifi. “Being featured on CNBC’s People, Planet and Profit demonstrates how Unifi is an industry leader in providing sustainable textile solutions.”

Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) is a diversified producer and processor of multi-filament polyester and nylon textured yarns and related raw materials.

The Greensboro, N.C.-based company adds value to the supply chain and enhances consumer demand for its products through the development and introduction of branded yarns that provide unique performance, comfort and aesthetic advantages.

Unifi's yarns and brands are readily found in home furnishings, apparel, legwear, and sewing thread, as well as industrial, automotive, military and medical applications. For more information about Unifi, visit http://www.unifi.com/ or to learn more about Repreve, visit the new Web site at http://www.repreve.com/.

It would be a good watch for anyone interested in understanding how yarn production actually works along with how recycled yarn is produced (starring Poly and her sister Ester - ha!).

Oh and yeah, I have two degrees in this stuff - dork! :o)

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