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Fisher Textiles adds recycled fabric to digital apparel line

25 August 2014

by Billy Hunter, Knitting Industry

According to a report this week in Large Formay Review, Fisher Textiles, a leading supplier of fabrics for dye sublimation, UV, latex and direct digital printing, has introduced ET 2600 Jersey Spandex Knit, a new fabric for apparel applications.

Made with Repreve yarns produced from recycled plastic bottles, ET 2600 has been certified by Unifi, the manufacturer of Repreve, through the U Trust verification programme, using Fiberprint technology (certification number RPV-3010), the website reports.

Fabric properties
Compatible with dye sublimation printing, the fabric is inherently treated with Sorbtek, Unifi's moisture management system. It is said to provide permanent moisture management through the company’s proprietary Catch, Move, Release technology.

Sorbtek catches moisture, moves it away from the body and releases it for quick evaporation, the manufacturer reports. In addition to moisture management, Sorbtek is said to offer inherent soil release properties to protect against soil such as sweat and grass.

This fabric is designed for sportswear applications ET 2600 is 10.5 oz/lin. yd and is comprised of 92% Repreve Recycled Polyester and 8% Spandex.  It is stocked at 61 inches wide.

Unifi certification
Unifi’s certification programmes ensure that Repreve recycled fibres, as well as manufacturers’ fabrics and products, are traceable, transparent, and certifiably sustainable.

Repreve products are third-party certified for recycled content claims. Then, using the company’s unique Fiberprint technology, products can be tested to verify Repreve is in there, and in right amounts. To protect what Repreve stands for, products made with Repreve are tested and certified before the Repreve brand name can be used.

Fisher Textiles
Headquartered in Indian Trail, NC, Fisher Textiles has been at the forefront of providing fabric solutions t the digital printing industry since 1988.

The company operates nationwide, supplying fabrics for dye sublimation, UV, latex and direct digital printing.


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