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TAIWAN: Singtex platform to boost coffee-based yarn Leonie Barrie | 16 Oct 13

Taiwan-based fabric developer Singtex Industrial has set up a new platform to boost uptake and new applications for its S.Café coffee-based yarn.


CHINA: Intertextile Shanghai to push eco-fabric focus Katie Smith | 2 Oct 13

A new sustainability zone will debut at Intertextile's Shanghai Apparel Fabrics show next month - underscoring the fair's eco-focus and rising demand for environmentally-friendly materials.


US: Burlington wins $5.3m Air Force fabric contract Leonie Barrie | 16 Sep 13

Performance fabric maker Burlington Industries has been awarded a $5.3m contract to supply micro denier polyester fabrics to the US Air Force for use in physical training (PT) shorts.


US: Unifi expands Repreve fibres with distribution deal Katie Smith | 29 Jul 13

US yarn maker Unifi has signed a manufacturing and distribution agreement with Palmetto Synthetics to introduce a domestically made recycled fibre under the Repreve brand.


US: Unifi Q4 profit trimmed by tax bill Richard Woodard | 25 Jul 13

Yarn company Unifi recorded a 7% cut to its fourth quarter profit, hit by lower earnings from unconsolidated affiliates and higher income tax.


US: Unifi Repreve recycled yarn gains Responsible Source certification Petah Marian | 29 May 13

Unifi's Repreve recycled polyester yarn and PET resins has been granted Responsible Source certifcation by SGS Global Services, becoming the first yarn to attain the certification.


US: Unifi third quarter net profit falls Petah Marian | 25 Apr 13

Yarn business Unifi has seen third quarter net profit drop on falling sales, an extension of its holiday shut down in the period, and charges relating to early debt repayments.


US: Three textile trade associations merge Petah Marian | 2 Apr 13

Three US textile trade groups are set to merge into one industry trade association, which will bring most of the US textile industry under one voice in Washington policy circles.


US: Unifi returns to profit in Q2 Richard Woodard | 23 Jan 13

Yarn business Unifi returned to profitability in the second quarter of its fiscal year, boosting sales by 3% in the three months to 23 December.


US: Haggar khaki line recycles 14m plastic bottles Leonie Barrie | 29 Nov 12

Men's wear maker Haggar Clothing Co has calculated that 14m plastic bottles recycled into its LK Life Khaki eco-line in the first year since its launch.


US: Unifi Q1 profit rises as international operations improve Katie Smith | 25 Oct 12

Yarn maker Unifi has seen its first-quarter net profit increase on the back of improved international operations.


US: Unifi hails DR-CAFTA thread provision change Richard Woodard | 19 Oct 12

Thread maker Unifi has welcomed the amendment of a trade pact which it says will boost the use of US thread by closing a legal loophole.


US: Polartec partner creates first 100% recycled garment Leonie Barrie | 21 Sep 12

Polartec partner brand Norrøna has launched its first sports garment made exclusively from returned and recycled bottles.


US: Unifi Q4 profit slumps 16.5% Katie Smith | 26 Jul 12

Yarn producer Unifi saw its fourth quarter net profits fall 16.5%, impacted by lower revenue from affiliates and a $2.7m charge related to an early payment of debt.


US: Yarn maker Unifi returns to profit in Q3 Katie Smith | 26 Apr 12

Yarn producer Unifi today (26 April) said it returned to a net profit during its third-quarter, in part due to the strengthening of its domestic polyester business.


just-style management briefing: Sustainable solutions to boost textile recycling MJ Deschamps | 3 Apr 12

Re-using and reprocessing clothing, fibres and scraps is an effective way to create sustainability in the apparel industry - although textile recycling is currently facing barriers associated with cost, time, and technology. But as sustainability gains in importance, many services are being offered by both apparel manufacturers and other clothing and sector organisations to help improve recycling outputs.


US: Rising costs push yarn maker Unifi to Q2 loss Leonie Barrie | 9 Feb 12

Yarn maker Unifi Inc has reported its first quarterly loss in over two years after high raw material prices and weak demand overshadowed higher sales.


US: Unifi Q1 profit down on soft demand Richard Woodard | 27 Oct 11

Yarn producer Unifi saw its first quarter profits all but wiped out as soft demand and high raw materials prices impacted its operations.


US: Unify to recycle fabric scraps into Repreve yarn Leonie Barrie | 29 Jul 11

Unifi Inc is taking its Repreve recycling scheme to another level by teaming up with fabric firm Polartec to turn polyester cut-waste back into its yarns.


US: Unifi Q4 profit up on price increases Richard Woodard | 28 Jul 11

Yarn business Unifi recorded a healthy increase in fourth quarter net profit, helped by a 10% sales increase.


US: NCTO elects Jasper as chairman just-style.com | 13 May 11

William Jasper, chairman of the board and CEO of textiles producer Unifi, has been elected chairman of The National Council of Textile Organizations' (NCTO).


US: Unifi opens $8m Repreve recycling centre just-style.com | 5 May 11

Yarn maker Unifi Inc has opened an $8m recycling centre in a move that will allow the company to expand production capacities of its Repreve recycled fibre.


just-style management briefing: Innovation is key to sustainable success just-style.com | 3 Mar 11

In the green clothing and textiles market, the requirement to create sustainable and marketable eco-friendly products is becoming increasingly competitive. Out-of-the-box innovation is immensely valuable in such a sector where companies seek to balance environmental marketing against increased costs - if green production can be achieved for lower costs, then major labels can and do take notice.


US: Unifi doubles profits in Q2 just-style.com | 3 Feb 11

Yarn producer Unifi reported net income for its second quarter of the 2011 fiscal year of US$5.4m, compared to net income of $2.0m for the prior year quarter, citing improvement across the company's global operations as the economic recovery continues to strengthen.


US: Cintas introduces eco-friendly scrub apparel line just-style.com | 1 Feb 11

Workwear maker Cintas Corporation has launched a new eco-friendly scrub apparel line, which it claims to be the first of its kind for the healthcare industry.


EL SALVADOR: Unifi to open Central America plant just-style.com | 23 Nov 10

Textured yarn maker Unifi Inc is due to open its new El Salvador facility at the beginning of next month, in a move that will provide a base for customers sourcing from the Central American region.


US: Yarn maker Unifi quadruples Q1 profit just-style.com | 28 Oct 10

Textured yarn maker has got off to a strong start in its new financial year after quadrupling its first quarter profit.


CHINA: Unifi adds to sustainable product line just-style.com | 18 Oct 10

Yarn maker Unifi Inc has expanded the range of Repreve recycled products available in Asia with the launch of Repreve FDY, a 100% recycled fully drawn yarn.


US: Haggar launches “green” trouser line just-style.com | 11 Oct 10

Men’s wear maker Haggar Clothing Co is offering eco-friendly options for its khakis and dress slacks containing Repreve recycled fibres from Unifi.


US: Textile groups call for changes to Korea trade deal just-style.com | 6 Aug 10

Five textile industry trade associations and the labour union representing textile and apparel workers are calling on the US government to make changes to the textile portions of the free trade agreement with South Korea in order to avoid large scale job losses.

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