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MADE DIFFERENT. MADE ECO-FRIENDLIER.

Repreve is a recycled fiber that contains recycled materials—including used plastic bottles.

But not all recycled fibers are created equal. There are other recycled fibers out there, but there’s only one Repreve.

Repreve Is Engineered To Be Different.
It took years to develop the process that makes Repreve a leading recycled yarn. We tightly manage every step, and pass strict annual recycled certifications by outside third parties. With our strict quality standards, Repreve recycled fibers are “first quality,” so they look good and feel soft and comfortable when made into fabrics. That’s why, when you see products made with Repreve, it’s important to remember: It’s what’s in it that matters.

Recycling Different Kinds Of Waste
Our search for new materials and processes is a continual journey. At our state-of-the-art Repreve Recycling Center, the Textile Takeback program allows us to make Repreve recycled fiber from reclaimed fabric—including fabric waste, cutting waste, and polyester-based garments.

Saving Energy and Resources
Repreve conserves resources because it offsets the need to use newly refined crude oil. Oil refining is a complex industrial process that turns crude oil into a multitude of petroleum-based products. Some of these products are then made into ingredients that go into synthetic fibers. Compared to making virgin synthetic fibers, Repreve uses less energy and water, and produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

For every 1 lb. of Repreve polyester yarn, 23,000 BTU’s*** are conserved, the energy equivalent of 0.2 gallons of gasoline.

The Process

The Process

Virgin Polyester

CONSERVING RESOURCES.

Compared to making virgin synthetic fibers, our process also conserves energy and natural resources, including water. And it reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

Oil refining is a complex industrial process that turns crude oil into a multitude of petroleum-based products. Some of these products are then made into ingredients that go into plastics and synthetic fibers. Recycling materials to make Repreve helps keep materials made from this precious resource out of the waste stream.

VIRGIN POLYESTER REPREVE POLYESTER
Crude oil wellhead Process eliminated
Crude oil refinery Process eliminated
Naptha Process eliminated
Xylenes Process eliminated
Paraxylene Process eliminated
TA**& MEG*** Process eliminated
Polymerization Repreve chip production
Extrusion Extrusion
Texturing Texturing

Virgin Polyester

Based on published and internal data specific to the Repreve brand for textured polyester yarn

Certifiably Sustainable

TRUST WHAT YOU’RE GETTING.

Our certification programs ensure that Repreve recycled fibers (and your fabrics and products) are traceable, transparent, and certifiably sustainable.

From our plant, Repreve fibers are third-party certified for recycled content claims. From any point in the supply chain, using our unique Fiberprint™ technology, we can test your products to verify Repreve is in there, and in the right amounts. And we protect what Repreve stands for. Products made from fabrics with Repreve are tested and certified before the Repreve brand name can be used.

U-Trust

U TRUST™ VERIFICATION PROGRAM WITH FIBERPRINT™ TECHNOLOGY

Trust and transparency are important to us. That’s why the amount of Repreve can be tested and analyzed in any fabric or product with our unique Fiberprint technology.

Repreve

WE CERTIFY REPREVE PRODUCTS

Repreve is made better. And we protect what it stands for, too. Products made
from fabrics with Repreve are tested and certified before the Repreve brand
name can be used.

Scientific Certification Systems

CERTIFIED FOR RECYCLED CONTENT CLAIMS

Repreve products are certified by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) for recycled content claims. Every year, Scientific Certification Systems performs a full examination of our recycled products, including our recycling processes, production records, and manufacturing operations. SCS is a leading third-party certifier and standards developer of environmental and sustainability claims.

Health and Safety

CERTIFIED FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY

Repreve has also received the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification, a well-known international eco-label. Oeko-Tex offers “Confidence in Textiles,” providing testing and qualification that ensure our yarns are free of harmful levels of more than 100 restricted chemicals. The Oeko-Tex Standard 100 is the world’s leading label for textiles screened for harmful substances.

for the Planet

RECYCLED FIBERS. A REPRIEVE FOR OUR PLANET.

Repreve conserves resources because it offsets the need to use newly refined crude oil. On average, five pounds of Repreve yarn conserve the equivalent of a gallon of gasoline.

Repreve production will keep over 900 million plastic bottles from entering landfills.*

COMPARED TO VIRGIN POLYESTER, PRODUCING ONE POUND OF REPREVE...

Saves enough energy to run a compact fluorescent light bulb for nearly 22 days
Saves enough water to provide more than the daily drinking water for one person
Saves the amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emitted while driving a hybrid car almost 3 miles

For the Planet