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A&E Expands Sustainable Offerings, Focusing on Athletic Wear and Performance Apparel with a New Recycled, REPREVE® Sewing Thread

MOUNT HOLLY, N. C. (October 18, 2017) – American & Efird (A&E), one of the world’s foremost manufacturers and distributors of industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles, announced the product launch of a new recycled, air-entangled, polyester sewing thread, Magic® using REPREVE®. Building upon the immense success of Perma Core® using REPREVE® released earlier this year, Magic® using REPREVE® provides eco-versatility for manufacturers to complete their athletic wear sustainability story in the sewing of performance apparel, activewear, athleisure, and intimate apparel.

Magic® using REPREVE® incorporates Unifi’s REPREVE® fiber made from recycled plastic bottles, providing a highly sought-after eco-friendly performance sewing thread option for environmentally-conscious customers that is sized appropriately for the athletic wear and performance apparel markets.

Commitment to sustainability is one of A&E’s company pillars. Recently, A&E launched Perma Core® using REPREVE® joining Wildcat® using REPREVE®, significantly expanded its number of Zero-Waste-to-Landfill facilities to 16, and joined the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) programme, thus continuing its leadership role in the areas of sustainability and social responsibility.

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Learn more about the products –

Magic® using REPREVE® here. pdf-icon

Perma Core® using REPREVE® (launched this year) here.

Wildcat® using REPREVE® here. pdf-icon

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For more information, please contact Jacob Blackburn at jacob.blackburn@amefird.com or 704.951.2645.

Media: Materials and Images are Available via Download Here pdf-icon

 

ABOUT UNIFI

Unifi, Inc. (NYSE:UFI) is a global textile solutions provider and one of the world’s leading innovators in manufacturing synthetic and recycled performance fibers. The Company’s proprietary technologies offer increased performance, comfort and style advantages, enabling customers to develop products that perform, look and feel better. Through REPREVE®, one of Unifi’s proprietary technologies and the global leader in branded recycled performance fibers, Unifi has transformed more than five billion plastic bottles into recycled fiber for new clothing, shoes, home goods and other consumer products. Unifi continually innovates to meet consumer needs in moisture management, thermal regulation, antimicrobial, UV protection, stretch, water repellency and enhanced softness. Unifi collaborates with many of the world’s most influential brands in the sports apparel, fashion, home, automotive and other industries, including New Era, Lands’ End, Levi’s, Target, Ford and more. For more information about Unifi, visit www.Unifi.com.

 

ABOUT REPREVE®

Made by Unifi, Inc. (NYSE:UFI), REPREVE® is the global leader in branded recycled performance fibers, transforming more than five billion plastic bottles into recycled fiber for new clothing, shoes, home goods and other consumer products. REPREVE is the earth-friendly solution to making consumers’ favorite brands more environmentally responsible. Found in products from many of the world’s leading brands including New Era, Lands’ End, Levi’s, Target and Ford.  REPREVE fibers can also be enhanced with Unifi’s proprietary technologies for increased performance and comfort. For more information about REPREVE, visit www.REPREVE.com, and connect with REPREVE on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

ABOUT AMERICAN & EFIRD

A&E is the largest U.S. manufacturer and the world’s second-largest manufacturer and distributor of premium quality industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles. Producers of apparel, automotive components, home furnishings, medical supplies, footwear and a diverse range of industrial products rely on A&E industrial sewing thread to manufacture their products. Customers select A&E as the preferred choice for industrial sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles because of A&E’s dedication to providing its customers with the finest products and services, at the highest quality, delivered globally. Through its global network, A&E’s products are manufactured in 23 countries, distributed in 50 countries and sold in over 100 countries. In addition to A&E’s steadfast commitment to superior quality and customer service, A&E is a recognized industry leader in environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility, and operates its global facilities with the utmost regard for the safety and health of its associates employed worldwide. A&E owns or operates 27 manufacturing facilities and employs over 10,000 associates around the world directly or in partnership with joint venture partners.

 

For more information, please visit www.amefird.com.

 

 

 

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