Hologenix and Unifi have partnered to create a fiber that pairs sustainability with performance and infrared wellness benefits. The new Celliant with Repreve fiber has the infrared properties of science-backed Hologenix’s infrared technology and the sustainable footprint of Unifi’s Repreve recycled performance fibers.
The official preferred North America knitting partner for the fiber is Beverly Knits, one of the largest circular knitters in the US, developing fabric for all markets including intimate apparel, activewear, outdoor products, mattress and bedding, automotive, industrial and medical. Beverly Knits also operates
Creative Dyeing & Finishing.
The three-way partnership allows for the production of finished goods to take place within a 300-mile radius, from Celliant mineral processing to final product.
Repreve fibers are made from 100% recycled materials, including post-consumer plastic bottles and pre-
consumer waste. It is also certified and traceable with U Trust verification and FiberPrint technology, to back up customers’ recycled claims. Compared to virgin fiber, Repreve helps to offset the use of petroleum, emitting fewer greenhouse gasses and conserving water and energy in the process. Celliant is a blend of IR-generating bioceramic minerals, which, when embedded into textiles, allows them to convert body heat into infrared energy, returning it to the body and temporarily increasing local circulation and cellular oxygenation. This aids in muscle recovery, increases endurance, and improves overall performance in healthy individuals, among other benefits.
“Celliant with Repreve marries self-care and sustainability for a new generation of products,” said Seth
Casden, Hologenix co-founder and CEO.
Eddie Ingle, CEO of Unifi, added, “We’re excited that the infrared component of Celliant with Repreve
provides enhanced health and wellness benefits and that we are expanding the use of sustainable fiber
options that positively impact our planet, both now and in the future.”