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Burlington Launches Next Generation of Renewable Fabrics for Outdoor

The Burlington Group is introducing its next generation of sustainable fabrics called ReGenesis, a renewable collection for the eco-conscious outdoor enthusiast.

The ReGenesis collection features eco-conscious fabrics made from a range of innovative recycled content. These include new sustainability partners Eco Circle and Seaqual that join long-standing sustainability partners Repreve and Thread to offer customers a broad range of renewable materials.

“We love the outdoors and we believe repurposing waste is a way for us to do our part to make sure future generations have as many or more opportunities as we do for a healthy environment,” Nelson Bebo, vice president of technical sales development for Burlington, said. “Going forward, every new development in our Enthusiast Collection of performance fabrics will have at least 30 percent recycled content. Our commitment is to push the limits for our customers, creating fabrics that use new sustainable content and are produced in eco-friendly facilities focused on reducing our environmental footprint and impact.”

Eco Circle fibers powered by Teijin use a closed loop recycling system to give new life to old polyester-based garments. Teijin’s innovative process separates and eliminates additives and colorants, and purifies the recycled polyester to its original quality and function.

In an effort toward recycling of marine plastics, Seaqual fibers are made from 100 percent post-consumer plastic bottles and plastic waste reclaimed from the Mediterranean Sea. These create yarns that contain about 93 percent to 95 percent recycled PET and 3 percent to 7 percent ocean plastics, Burlington noted.

“We are excited by new partners and finding ways to help our customers reach new heights of sustainable offerings,” Bebo said.

Burlington is currently working with American & Efird to promote ReGenesis shirtings. Bebo said the soon-to-be-launched sustainable concept runs from fabric to thread using a combination of Burlington’s ReGenesis fabric with A&E’s recycled performance sewing thread featuring Repreve “to create the next evolution in full sustainable shirting.”

Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., Burlington operates as part of the International Textile Group Inc. (ITG), with worldwide operations in the U.S., Mexico and China. ITG’s business units include Burlington, Cone Denim, Safety Components and Carlisle Finishing.