Headsweats is unveiling a new REPREVE line, consisting of hats and apparel made from recycled plastic bottles. Headsweats said it is partnering with Unifi to create its REPREVE fiber. The fiber is the result of reusing 16 billion plastic bottles to date, which are cleaned, broken down, and processed by an extrusion and texturing process. The end result is moisture-wicking, quick-drying, temperature-regulating, water-repelling, odor-controlling, comfortable and lightweight REPREVE fabric, said the companies.
Headsweats’ new collection of REPREVE cycling caps and performance shirts is available now and includes hats, headbands, skull caps and technical shirts.
“Our new REPREVE line is our most exciting product launch in 20 years,” said Mike McQueeny, President and CEO of Headsweats. “REPREVE allows us to reduce our environmental impact and actually improves the performance characteristics of the fabrics in our products.”