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US rules China and India have dumped polyester yarn

25 November 2019 | Michelle Russell

The US Department of Commerce has ruled that exporters from China and India have been dumping polyester textured yarn in the US at sizeable margins.... read more


Unifi eyes new performance yarns with technology upgrade

24 June 2019 | Beth Wright

US yarn manufacturer Unifi is partnering with Swiss textile machinery company Oerlikon to enable it to deliver new, innovative performance yarns. ... read more


DuPont and Unifi partner on sustainable insulation

14 June 2019 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


New Unifi sustainable fibre tackles ocean plastic problem

13 June 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

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.... read more


Subsidised China yarns contribute to Unifi Q2 loss

3 May 2019 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


Kevin Hall resigns as Unifi CEO

19 March 2019 | Beth Wright

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


Raw material costs continue to weigh on Unifi

5 February 2019 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


Nike, Target, Polartec lead uptake of recycled performance fibres

31 January 2019 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


Polartec portfolio goes biodegradable

30 January 2019 | Beth Wright

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


Unifi to debut three new sustainable fibres

28 January 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

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.... read more


Unifi delivers mixed Q1 as raw material costs weigh

31 October 2018 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more


Unifi positive on FY19 amid "strong" Q4

3 August 2018 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


Unifi ends joint venture talks in Guatemala

17 July 2018 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more


Raw material costs knock Unifi Q3

26 April 2018 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


Unifi to shorten lead times with National Spinning buy

13 April 2018 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more


Ingle to establish Unifi singular sustainability mission

1 February 2018 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


Nike, Adidas, VF among Unifi sustainability leaders

26 January 2018 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


Unifi reports strong Q2 but raw material costs climb

25 January 2018 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


Cone Denim launches stretch denim with Repreve

29 November 2017 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


Unifi sets recycling target for Repreve fibre

15 November 2017 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more


Unifi and New Era develop Repreve-based NFL hat

7 November 2017 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


Unifi books mixed Q1, expenses drag on profit

24 October 2017 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


New fade-resistant black denim features Lenzing Modal and Repreve 

24 October 2017 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


Dupont and Unifi partner on apparel insulation

12 October 2017 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


Wicking performance denim uses eco-friendly yarns

6 September 2017 | Beth Wright

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. ... read more


Chinese swimwear brand hailed for using Repreve

16 August 2017 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


Unifi signs letter of intent to form Guatemala JV

2 August 2017 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


Unifi books mixed Q4 and FY

27 July 2017 | Beth Wright

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%.... read more


Texprocess & Techtextil 2017 – Material innovations

18 May 2017 | Beth Wright

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.  ... read more


Unfii sees Q3 sales and earnings fall

27 April 2017 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


A&E reveals Repreve recycled core spun sewing thread

31 March 2017 | Beth Wright

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


Unifi named 'Fibre Producer of the Year'

7 February 2017 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


Unifi shrugs off US weakness in Q2

26 January 2017 | Michelle Russell

US yarn manufacturer Unifi has booked what it says was a strong second-quarter boosted by the performance of its Brazil and Asia operations, which offset weaker conditions in its domestic market.... read more


Unifi expands Repreve distribution in Vietnam

10 January 2017 | Michelle Russell

US yarn maker Unifi has partnered with Century Synthetic Fibre Corp to take its Repreve recycled filament fibre into Vietnam.... read more


Unifi books strong Q3 on Asia and Brazil growth

28 October 2016 | Michelle Russell

US yarn manufacturer Unifi has booked a strong third-quarter thanks to the performance of its Brazil and Asia operations, which offset weaker conditions in its domestic business.... read more


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