Partnering with REPREVE® to make products from high-quality, certified recycled fibers, we’ve kept 57 million bottles out of landfills. In recognition of our commitment, sustainable textile manufacturer Unifi named Williams-Sonoma, Inc. a 2019 Champion of Sustainability.
Every year, billions of plastic bottles go into landfills and oceans. Unifi, which makes REPREVE®, diverts those bottles from the landfill and transforms them into soft, strong fibers. As of 2020, they’ve recycled over 19 billion bottles. In addition to recycling plastic, REPREVE® fibers emit fewer greenhouse gases, offset the use of new petroleum, and conserve water and energy.
We use REPREVE® fibers across our brands, for bedding at West Elm, pillows and throws at Pottery Barn, and bedding and furniture at Pottery Barn Teen. Our Recycled Chenille Beanbag Chair, for instance, uses 58 plastic water bottles to make its fill and slipcover—plus, it’s GREENGUARD Gold Certified and tested for 10,000+ harmful chemicals.
“Together with our partners we can achieve our sustainability goals and make a real difference in the textile industry as a whole.”Kevin Hall, CEO, Unifi
Unifi CEO Kevin Hall named Williams-Sonoma, Inc. among “brands that have reached new milestones.” In total, Unifi is on track to reach goals of recycling 20 billion bottles by 2020, saving more than 1.2 billion liters of water in the process. Through pledging to use 100% sustainably sourced cotton and alternative fibers by 2021, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. has been one of the largest users of REPREVE®, contributing to tens of millions of bottles recycled each year. For more information, visit repreve.com.
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