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ASB MAGAZINE: Unifi has announced the  recipients of the  inaugural REPREVE® Champions of Sustainability Awards. The awards recognize sustainability leaders who are partnering with Unifi in protecting our natural resources and in doing so commemorate its recent milestone of recycling 10 billion bottles.  Quiksilver, Volcom and Patagonia are amongst a select few brands who’ve partnered with Reprieve and these annual awards celebrate Unifi’s brand and textile partners that share in its commitment to sustainability and vision for a better tomorrow.

“Unifi created the REPREVE Champions of Sustainability awards to recognize our brand and textile partners that have achieved plastic bottle recycling milestones as a result of their use of REPREVE performance fibers,” said Kevin Hall, Unifi Chairman & CEO.

“We are proud to honor companies that exemplify leadership in sustainability, and are among those that have contributed to the more than 10 billion bottles that Unifi has recycled so far.  We look forward to recognizing even more companies in the future as we work toward our goal of recycling 30 billion bottles by 2022.”

REPREVE Champions of Sustainability will be awarded to 25 brand and retail partners that have each used the equivalent of 10 million or more bottles, and 15 textile partners that have each used the equivalent of 50 million or more bottles, through the use of REPREVE fiber. A partial list of award recipients can be found by visiting REPREVE.com/champions, and on page two of this release.

“More than 70 percent of plastic bottles in the United States end up in a landfill,” Hall explained. “By creating these awards, we hope to inspire designers, customers and consumers to continue to invest in sustainability, and that together, we can make everyday life better by transforming recycled plastic bottles into the products consumers use every day.”

Quiksilver and Volcom picked up the brand and retailer awards along with 21 other companies including VFC, Levis and H&M. Patagonia received the REPREVE Partners in Innovation category which recognizes companies using REPREVE in a way that’s unique to the market.

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. Through REPREVE®, one of Unifi’s proprietary technologies and the global leader in branded recycled performance fibers, Unifi has transformed more than 10 billion plastic bottles into recycled fiber for new clothing, shoes, home goods and other consumer products. Unifi collaborates with many of the world’s most influential brands in the sports apparel, fashion, home, automotive and other industries, including New Era, Levi’s, Target, Ford and more. For more information about Unifi, visit www.Unifi.com.

About REPREVE:
Made by Unifi, Inc. REPREVE® is the global leader in branded recycled performance fibers, transforming more than 10 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, 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,