Wichita, Kansas (PressExposure) August 05, 2009 -- INVISTAâs CORDURAÂ® brand team unveils the CORDURAÂ® EcoMade fabric collection at the Summer OR 2009 market. This new collection highlights INVISTAâs continuing commitment to provide durable fabrics that exemplify the Enduring Materials pillar of its CORDURAÂ® Cares sustainability platform. The other pillars of the CORDURAÂ® Cares sustainability platform are Sustainable Performance and Corporate Responsibility.
CORDURAÂ® EcoMade fabrics are made with REPREVEÂ® recycled polyester yarns that are specifically engineered to meet the performance and durability specifications of CORDURAÂ® branded fabric. REPREVEÂ® recycled polyester fibers are traceable, transparent and certified through Unifi's U TRUSTTM verification program. REPREVEÂ® fibers are third-party certified for recycled content through Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) as well as certified to the international Oeko-Tex 100 Standardâ . The process to make CORDURAÂ® EcoMade fabric reduces energy consumption and extends the useful life of polyester.
âThe release of our new CORDURAÂ® EcoMade fabric collection is a great addition to our CORDURAÂ® Cares sustainability platform,â says Cindy McNaull, global CORDURAÂ® brand manager. âWe look forward to continuing to offer products with environmental benefits â like recycled content â while maintaining the attributes of strength and durability that CORDURAÂ® fabrics are known for.â
The CORDURAÂ® Cares platform focuses on aspects such as minimizing waste through recycling, reducing energy consumption during production, and using components that both benefit the environment and provide the durability and quality CORDURAÂ® brand fabrics are known for. The CORDURAÂ® EcoMade fabric collection is an ideal fit due to use of recycled yarns and the reduction in energy consumption. The tagline for the new fabric collection -âTurn Discarded into Durableâ reinforces the importance of making durable fabrics for a sustainable world.
As part of the CORDURAÂ® Cares program launch at the Outdoor Retailer Summer 09 market, backpacks made with CORDURAÂ® EcoMade fabric will be provided to participants to help encourage and foster a life-long passion for the great outdoors.
To learn more, visit http://www.CORDURA.com/corduracares.
â REPREVEÂ® is a trademark of UNIFI, Inc. and is registered with US Patent and Trademark office and with others. U TRUSTâ¢ is a trademark of UNIFI, Inc. U TRUSTâ¢, SCS, and Oeko-Tex certifications can be obtained and verified by UNIFI, Inc.
About Unifi Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) is a diversified producer and processor of multi-filament polyester and nylon textured yarns and related raw materials. The Company adds value to the supply chain and enhances consumer demand for its products through the development and introduction of branded yarns that provide unique performance, comfort and aesthetic advantages. Key Unifi brands include, but are not limited to: AIOÂ® -all-in-one performance yarns, SORBTEKÂ®, A.M.Y. Â®, MYNXÂ® UV, REPREVEÂ®, REFLEXXÂ®, MICROVISTAÂ® and SATURAÂ®. Unifiâs yarns and brands are readily found in home furnishings, apparel, legwear, and sewing thread, as well as industrial, automotive, military, and medical applications. For more information about Unifi, visit http://www.unifi.com.
About INVISTA INVISTA is one of the worldâs largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, primarily for nylon, spandex and polyester applications, a business presence in over 20 countries, INVISTAâs global businesses deliver exceptional value for their customers through technology innovations, market insights and a powerful portfolio of global trademarks including: ADI-PUREÂ®, ANTRONÂ®, AVORAÂ®, C12â¢, COMFORELÂ®, COOLMAXÂ®, CORDURAÂ®, CORFREEÂ®, DACRONÂ®, DBEÂ®, DYTEKÂ®, FRESHFXâ¢, LYCRAÂ®, PERFORMAâ¢, POLARGUARDÂ®, POLYSHIELDÂ®, POLYCLEARÂ®, SOLARMAXÂ®, STAINMASTERÂ®, SUPPLEXÂ®, SUPRIVAÂ®, TACTELÂ®, TACTESSEÂ®, TERATEÂ®, TERATHANEÂ® and THERMOLITEÂ®. For more information, visit http://www.INVISTA.com.