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US: Unifi posts first FY profit since 2000 just-style.com | 30 Jul 10

Yarn maker Unifi returned to profit in the fiscal fourth quarter thanks to strong revenue gains of 26.6% in the three months to 27 June.


US: Unifi invests in Repreve recycling facility just-style.com | 16 Jun 10

Yarn maker Unifi Inc is to bring the extrusion process for its Repreve recycled polyester in-house in a move aimed at improving the availability of recycled raw materials and increasing the company's product capabilities.


US: Textile industry backs bill to tackle illegal imports just-style.com | 26 May 10

More details have emerged on the first textile specific customs enforcement bill which was introduced yesterday (25 May) by US lawmakers.


US: Unifi second quarter moves into profit just-style.com | 5 Feb 10

Unifi has seen its second quarter move into the black as it benefited from the impact of improved retail sales across its primary end-use segments. It also saw growth in market share.


US: Polartec to make use of Unifi recycled fibres just-style.com | 14 Jan 10

Performance fabrics maker Polartec LLC is to use recycled yarns from Unifi Inc as part of plans to shift much more production to recycled content by 2011.


US: Unifi sets up operations in Central America just-style.com | 12 Jan 10

Textured yarn maker Unifi Inc has set up operations in El Salvador to provide a base for customers sourcing from the Central American region.


US: Unifi Q1 income climbs on improved margins just-style.com | 29 Oct 09

Yarn maker Unifi exceeded its operating targets in the first quarter, and said inventory de-stocking across its supply chains seems to have abated.


CHINA: Unifi expands Repreve recycled fibre line-up just-style.com | 21 Oct 09

Yarn maker Unifi Inc has expanded the range of Repreve recycled products available in Asia with the launch of polyester staple fibre made from 100% recycled materials for use in spun yarns.


US: Unifi lifts Q1 earnings guidance on strong demand just-style.com | 18 Sep 09

Yarn maker Unifi Inc has raised its third quarter earnings guidance on the back of increasing demand for its products both in the US and in Brazil.


US: Dri-Lex Eco fabrics feature Repreve recycled fibres just-style.com | 1 Sep 09

Specialty materials maker Faytex Corp is incorporating Unifi’s Repreve recycled fibres into its Dri-Lex Eco fabric line, in a move that will widen its appeal to producers of environmentally friendly footwear and apparel.


US: Invista launches sustainable Cordura fabric just-style.com | 5 Aug 09

Invista has unveiled a new sustainable version of its Cordura fabric brand made with recycled polyester yarns that have been specifically engineered to meet its performance and durability specifications.


US: Unifi scents improvement despite US$52.3m FY loss just-style.com | 30 Jul 09

Yarn maker Unifi posted a full-year loss of US$52.3m, but said conditions within the textile supply chain had continued to improve during its fiscal fourth quarter.


US: Unifi extends Repreve fibres, adds certification scheme just-style.com | 25 Jun 09

Yarn maker Unifi Inc has expanded its range of Repreve recycled products with the launch of a new fibre made from 100% post-consumer PET bottles.


EU: New directive to boost textile and clothing recycling just-style.com | 18 Jun 09

Textile and clothing recycling is set to grow following recent EU legislation which nominated textiles as a “priority waste stream” because the recycling of textiles is deemed to bring with it significant environmental and economic benefit.


US: Perfection Uniforms signs fibre deal with Unifi just-style.com | 27 May 09

US outfitter Perfection Uniforms is to use textile maker Unifi's recycled fibre, Repreve, for a new line of eco-uniforms.


Brazil ramps up efforts to take its fashions worldwide just-style.com | 15 May 09

Brazil is determined to raise its presence on the world’s fashion stage, with a trade show in Belo Horizonte claiming to challenge the high profile Fashion Weeks in Sao Paulo and Rio. But, as Jozef De Coster reports, the task ahead is a daunting one.


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US: Unifi swings to Q3 loss amid retail slowdown just-style.com | 1 May 09

US textiles firm Unifi has swung to a Q3 net loss of $33.0m from net income of $12,000 in the prior March quarter, as sales were hit by reduced retail demand.


US: Unifi sells stake in Chinese fibre joint venture just-style.com | 1 Apr 09

Textured yarn maker Unifi Inc has sold its stake in its loss-making Chinese joint venture Yihua Unifi Fibre Industry Co Ltd for $9m.


US: Unifi quarterly loss widens to $9.1m just-style.com | 6 Feb 09

Yarn producer Unifi has posted a second quarter net loss of US$9.1m, which compares to a net loss of $7.7m in the prior December quarter, caused by the decreased demand and higher priced raw material purchased from the first fiscal quarter working its way through the company's inventory.


US: Unifi adds recycled polyester staple to Repreve line-up just-style.com | 19 Jan 09

Yarn maker Unifi Inc is expanding its range of recycled products with the launch of Repreve polyester staple fibre.


US: Unifi revises Q2 guidance as sales decline just-style.com | 19 Dec 08

Yarn producer Unifi has downgraded its second quarter EBITDA guidance in the face of a pronounced drop in sales during October and November.


US: Unifi narrows Q1 loss on higher sales just-style.com | 30 Oct 08

Textured yarn maker Unifi Inc has narrowed its first quarter loss on strong sales of its premium value-added products and growth in countries such as Brazil.


CHINA: Unifi to launch recycled Repreve nylon yarn just-style.com | 16 Oct 08

Unifi Inc is launching its Repreve nylon 6,6 yarn, which is made from recycled materials, to the Chinese market later this month.


CHINA: Unifi names Ed Wickes president of UTSC unit just-style.com | 14 Oct 08

US-based polyester and nylon yarn manufacturer Unifi Inc has named Ed Wickes as president of its new China-based subsidiary, Unifi Textiles (Suzhou) Co Ltd (UTSC).


US: Unifi swings to Q4 profit, to set up China unit just-style.com | 31 Jul 08

Yarn marker Unifi Inc today (31 July) said it swung to a fourth quarter profit, and unveiled plans to set up a subsidiary in China to develop, source, sell and service premium value-added yarns in Asia.


US: Unifi Repreve recycled yarn launched in nylon just-style.com | 16 Jul 08

Yarn maker Unifi Inc is launching a nylon 6,6 version of its Repreve branded yarn, which is made solely from recycled materials.


US: India’s Reliance buys Unifi polyester plant just-style.com | 24 Jun 08

The US unit of Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries plans to open its first North American manufacturing facility near Kinston, North Carolina after agreeing to buy a polyester plant formerly operated by yarn maker Unifi for $12.2m.


US: International Textile Group names Moore as CFO just-style.com | 20 May 08

International Textile Group Inc has named Willis C ‘Billy’ Moore as its executive vice president and chief financial officer, replacing Gary L Smith who is leaving the company to pursue other career opportunities.


US: Unifi swings to $12,000 Q3 profit just-style.com | 2 May 08

Yarn manufacturer Unifi has swung to a third quarter profit of US$12,000 from a net loss of $13.3m for the same period last year.

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