From fabric production waste to discarded products, 92 million tons of textile waste ends up in landfills every year and over 15% of fabric in clothing production ends up on the cutting room floor.*
UNIFI’s Textile Takeback reduces fabric production waste by transforming it into raw material. We’re helping the global fashion industry move towards zero waste.
We empower brands to be better and make better with a turnkey polyester recycling solution. Our process transforms fabric waste into fiber and yarn to make new, sustainable products.
Fabric waste is collected
Waste is shredded and enters a unique material conversion process to create REPREVE® resin (fabric waste may be combined with recycled plastic bottle flake)
REPREVE resin is formed
Resin is melted and made into REPREVE staple fiber or yarn
Our transparent and certified program offers brands a flexible solution for both their waste and production cycles.
A. Clean up your impact
Recycle your polyester waste.
01. Confirm waste composition
Identify that your product meets all of the waste requirements
02. Submit for approval
Submit your samples for testing and gain approval
03. Collect and ship
Once approved collect your waste, package it and ship to UNIFI
B. Join the sustainability journey
Produce your products with our traceable REPREVE yarn or staple fiber made from Textile Takeback
C. Do Both
We’re the people behind REPREVE, the world’s leading brand of recycled performance fiber. We have transformed billions of recycled plastic bottles into polyester yarn. Textile Takeback uses this proprietary technology to give textile waste a second life.
UNIFI’s Textile Takeback process and REPREVE are innovative solutions for helping the global textile and fashion industries move towards circularity. Keeping materials and products in circulation helps prevent waste from ending up in landfills.