Unifi, Inc. has agreed to sell Repreve chips to South Carolina-based Palmetto Synthetics, LLC for conversion into Repreve branded staple fiber to provide textile firms with another U.S. source for the fiber.
“We have a shared vision with Unifi to provide the textile industry with high quality, innovative products, which led us to this supply relationship,” said David Poston, vice president of Palmetto Synthetics. “We have seen a big shift in inquiries for a domestically made recycled fiber, and this initiative with Unifi allows us to amplify our domestic efforts.”
The products produced out of the Repreve Recycled Center are third party certified for recycled content claims through Scientific Certification Systems (SCS). Additionally, Unifi recently received the SCS Responsible Source certification; confirming that Repreve products are responsibly produced and in compliance with environmental and social regulations. Palmetto’s NatureSpun product will be replaced with Repreve and any existing NatureSpun adoptions will be converted over to Repreve.