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DuPont and Unifi partner on sustainable insulation Beth Wright | 14 Jun 19

US yarn manufacturer Unifi has partnered with DuPont Biomaterials and outdoor specialist Youngone on a new collection of insulation products that offer sustainable options for cold-weather garments.


New Unifi sustainable fibre tackles ocean plastic problem Hannah Abdulla | 13 Jun 19

US yarn manufacturer Unifi is introducing a new line of sustainable fibres under its Repreve brand made from plastic bottles collected within 50km of coastlines in countries or areas that lack formal waste or recycling systems.


Subsidised China yarns contribute to Unifi Q2 loss Beth Wright | 3 May 19

US yarn manufacturer Unifi has delivered its eighth consecutive quarter of sales growth but noted a number of headwinds and shortfalls reduced its short-term profitability in its first set of results since the resignation of former CEO Kevin Hall.


Kevin Hall resigns as Unifi CEO Beth Wright | 19 Mar 19

US yarn manufacturer Unifi has announced the departure of its CEO Kevin Hall in what it called a "mutual" agreement. 


Raw material costs continue to weigh on Unifi Beth Wright | 5 Feb 19

US yarn manufacturer Unifi has delivered its seventh consecutive quarter of sales growth, albeit at a slower rate as rising raw material costs continue to take a toll.


Nike, Target, Polartec lead uptake of recycled performance fibres Beth Wright | 31 Jan 19

US sportswear giant Nike, department store retailer Target, and fabric maker Polartec are among brand, retailer and textile companies that have used the equivalent of more than one billion plastic bottles each through their uptake of recycled fibres.


Polartec portfolio goes biodegradable Beth Wright | 30 Jan 19

US fabric maker Polartec has committed to using 100% recycled and biodegradable materials across its entire product line.


Unifi to debut three new sustainable fibres Hannah Abdulla | 28 Jan 19

US yarn manufacturer Unifi is launching three new sustainable products – including Repreve recycled nylon staple fibre that can be used to improve the hand feel and strength of fabrics, add a natural heather effect, or a cooling effect.


Unifi delivers mixed Q1 as raw material costs weigh Michelle Russell | 31 Oct 18

US yarn manufacturer Unifi has delivered its sixth consecutive quarter of sales growth in its first-quarter but saw earnings slump, weighed down by raw material costs.


Unifi positive on FY19 amid "strong" Q4 Beth Wright | 3 Aug 18

Shares in Unifi were up by almost 7% this morning (3 August) as the US yarn manufacturer is optimistic about the year ahead amid a "strong" fourth-quarter after persistently rising raw materials costs took their toll in fiscal 2018.


Unifi ends joint venture talks in Guatemala Michelle Russell | 17 Jul 18

US yarn maker Unifi has put an end to its joint venture discussions in Guatemala to further expand the geographic footprint of its Repreve recycled filament fibre.


Raw material costs knock Unifi Q3 Beth Wright | 26 Apr 18

Shares in Unifi were down by more than 4% this morning (26 April) as persistently rising raw materials costs took their toll on the US yarn manufacturer's bottom line in the third quarter.


Unifi to shorten lead times with National Spinning buy Michelle Russell | 13 Apr 18

Unifi Manufacturing, the domestic operating subsidiary of US yarn manufacturer Unifi, has acquired the dyed yarn business of National Spinning Co in a move that will allow it to shorten production lead times and offer more sourcing flexibility for its customers.


Ingle to establish Unifi singular sustainability mission Beth Wright | 1 Feb 18

US yarn manufacturer Unifi has promoted Eddie Ingle to vice president of global corporate sustainability, supply chain and general manager of recycled chip and flake.


Nike, Adidas, VF among Unifi sustainability leaders Beth Wright | 26 Jan 18

Sportswear brands Nike and Adidas, Swedish fashion retailer H&M, and US apparel giants VF Corp and PVH are among the recipients of the first Repreve Champions of Sustainability award created by US yarn maker Unifi.


Unifi reports strong Q2 but raw material costs climb Beth Wright | 25 Jan 18

Sales of its Repreve recycled polyester fibres helped fuel a rise in revenues at US yarn manufacturer Unifi during the second quarter, but the firm is having to lift prices as it seeks to counter a "rapid rise" in raw material costs.


Cone Denim launches stretch denim with Repreve Beth Wright | 29 Nov 17

US textile major Cone Denim  has partnered with yarn manufacturer Unifi on what it claims is the most advanced sustainable dual-core stretch denim on the market.


Unifi sets recycling target for Repreve fibre Michelle Russell | 15 Nov 17

US yarn manufacturer Unifi has set itself a target to recycle 20bn plastic bottles by 2020 and 30bn by 2022, as it revealed it has recycled more than 10bn to date.


Unifi and New Era develop Repreve-based NFL hat Beth Wright | 7 Nov 17

US yarn marker Unifi has partnered with headwear company New Era to develop the first official National Football League (NFL) cap made from Repreve recycled filament fibres.


Unifi books mixed Q1, expenses drag on profit Beth Wright | 24 Oct 17

US yarn manufacturer Unifi booked a mixed first-quarter as its operations in Asia and Brazil led sales growth, but expenses hampered profit for the period.


New fade-resistant black denim features Lenzing Modal and Repreve  Beth Wright | 24 Oct 17

US textile major Cone Denim has partnered with Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing and US yarn marker Unifi on what the trio claim is the industry's first certified fade-resistant black denim, made from Lenzing Modal and Repreve recycled filament fibres.


Dupont and Unifi partner on apparel insulation Beth Wright | 12 Oct 17

DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) has partnered with US yarn maker Unifi to develop a high-performance, renewably sourced garment insulation, designed to offer leading apparel brands a new sustainable choice for cold-weather products.


Wicking performance denim uses eco-friendly yarns Beth Wright | 6 Sep 17

US denim specialist Twin Dragon (TD) is to incorporate eco-friendly and performance yarns from Unifi into its latest range of men's and women's collections, combining properties more often found in athletic wear with recycled benefits to develop what it calls wicking performance denim.


Chinese swimwear brand hailed for using Repreve Beth Wright | 16 Aug 17

Finch Designs, a swimwear brand that uses the Repreve recycled filament fibre, has become the first China-based brand to be awarded the Project JUST Seal of Approval for its commitment to transparency and building a sustainable supply chain.


Unifi signs letter of intent to form Guatemala JV Beth Wright | 2 Aug 17

US yarn maker Unifi has inked a non-binding letter of intent to form a joint venture in Guatemala as part of a bid to further expand the geographic footprint of its Repreve recycled filament fibre.


Unifi books mixed Q4 and FY Beth Wright | 27 Jul 17

US yarn manufacturer Unifi booked a mixed fourth-quarter as its operations in Asia and Brazil led sales growth but expenses pushed profit down 4.9%.


Texprocess & Techtextil 2017 – Material innovations Beth Wright | 18 May 17

A number of new smart fibre and fabric concepts were on show alongside eco-innovations for more sustainable clothing and footwear at last week's Texprocess and Techtextil trade shows in Frankfurt, Germany. Electro-osmotic membranes, eco-efficient textiles and recycled yarns were among the highlights.  


Unfii sees Q3 sales and earnings fall Beth Wright | 27 Apr 17

US yarn manufacturer Unifi saw sales and earnings fall in its third-quarter, with the continued strong performance of its Asia and Brazil operations failing to offset challenging domestic market conditions.


A&E reveals Repreve recycled core spun sewing thread Beth Wright | 31 Mar 17

Sewing and embroidery thread major American & Efird (A&E) has developed a recycled core spun industrial sewing thread using the Repreve recycled filament fibre.


Unifi named 'Fibre Producer of the Year' Beth Wright | 7 Feb 17

US yarn manufacturer Unifi has been named 'Fibre Producer of the Year' at the World Textile Awards, which strives to provide a global platform for textile companies to share their successes.

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