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Detroit Lions partner with Unifi

August 21st, 2014 / By: / Sustainability

Players will wear Repreve® jerseys.

The Detroit Lions National Football League (NFL) team has selected Unifi’s Repreve recycled fiber brand as its official sustainability partner.

Yarn manufacturer Unifi transforms recycled materials, including post-industrial waste and used plastic bottles, into a recycled fiber named Repreve. Lions players will wear Repreve jerseys, each made from 21 recycled plastic bottles, as part of a wider campaign to encourage fans to recycle.

“This collaboration will also serve as a platform to educate fans about the quality products that can be made from recycled materials, which will help keep plastic bottles from ending up in landfills,” said Tom Lewand, Detroit Lions team president.

SOURCE: Sportstextiles.com

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