Long regarded as a global leader in recycled fiber, REPREVE, made by Unifi Inc., has received its Higg Materials Sustainability Index (Higg MSI) scores. The Higg MSI (version 3.2) is the most comprehensive tool for sustainability analysts, designers and product developers who want to make more informed materials choices.
The Higg MSI study confirms that U.S.-manufactured REPREVE reduces the global warming potential by 21 percent compared to generic, mechanically-recycled polyester and 42 percent compared to conventional virgin polyester. The Higg MSI global warming potential is related to greenhouse gases. Based on the score, REPREVE is verified to have a lower carbon footprint than comparable materials.
The Higg MSI scores are used to communicate credible data about a product’s performance and validate sustainability progress. The results serve as a public scorecard for sharing the profile and data of a product’s environmental impact, which provides designers and consumers with information to make sustainability-based purchasing decisions.