Fiber made from recycled plastic bottles... to do good
Fiber made from recycled plastic bottles... to do good
sustainability

Fiber made from recycled plastic bottles... to do good

Workwear Group introduces REPREVE® as new fiber within select sustainable ranges.

Billions of plastic bottles go into landfills every year. But now you can do something about it. REPREVE® is the leading, most trusted, branded performance fiber made from recycled materials (including plastic bottles). And our very own KingGee and Hard Yakka is leading the charge by introducing this fiber into a range of sustainable garments and footwear. 

The Workwear Group’s sustainable raw materials sourcing strategy outlines that we have chosen to adopt some global sustainability initiatives to source more sustainable raw materials. For Workwear Group’s own brands; KingGee, Hard Yakka and NNT Uniforms, our focus over the next 10 years* is for 95% of our material and trims to be sustainably sourced.
(* project commencement from 2019)

REPREVE® is a brand of recycled materials made by Unifi, Inc, a global textile solutions provider and one of the world’s leading innovators in synthetic and recycled performance fibers. Unifi believes true innovation starts in the fiber, and REPREVE® is one of Unifi’s proudest creations—made today for the good of tomorrow.

Senior Product Manager for KingGee, Matthew Simons explained “After researching various options of recycled polyesters, Unifi, the producers of REPREVE® were the stand out leaders in this market. The REPREVE® brand met the high fabric performance standards required for KingGee, while allowing KingGee to have a meaningful impact on plastic bottles going into landfill."

To date, KingGee have implemented the REPREVE® fabric into the new Raptor Active range, with each item saving 12 post consumer bottles from landfill. Hard Yakka on the other hand have been incorporating this new sustainable textile since 2019 and saw great initial results with the Ripstop range, saving a total of 11,700 post consumer bottles were recycled in the 1st month of sales (2019) which was 50% of the stock on hand. In addition the Tradies Utility range continued to gain momentum with a total of 288,000 post consumer bottles recycled, and the number continues to grow.

"We are proud to be recognised with other leading global brands who have partnered with Unifi, as we aim to drive sustainability in workwear market." says Simons.

For consumers who want to care for the environment, now and into the future, REPREVE® is the leading brand that inspires to be a catalyst for change through recycling. When they buy products made with REPREVE®, they know they are part of a movement to protect the land, oceans, wildlife, air and natural resources they love, for the next generation.

REPREVE® is creating an amazing loop that recovers waste to make our land, oceans, air and natural resources sustainable for the next generation and we are proud to be doing our bit for the environment.

For more information on REPREVE® visit repreve.com/discover
REPREVE® Unifi, Inc.

To shop the latest KingGee product visit kinggee.com.au

To shop the latest Hard Yakka product visit hardyakka.com.au

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