VALDESE, N.C. – Valdese Weavers is evolving its commitment to using recycled plastics in its textiles with a new partnership with the Seaqual Initiative.

Created to fight plastic pollution with a collaborative global community, the Seaqual Initiative also raises awareness about marine litter and works with ocean cleanups around the world to bring value to the waste they recover. So far, the Seaqual Initiative has cleaned 600 tons of waste from our oceans and upcycled 99 tons of marine litter to create new products like Valdese Weavers’ new Oeko-Tex certified upcycled yarn.

“When you look at the data and the impact that Seaqual is already making, it really is remarkable. It was a no-brainer for us to become a licensed partner of Seaqual, and we are proud to be able to offer our customers the option to be a part of this huge initiative to eliminate plastic pollution,” says Blake Millinor, chief sales and marketing officer at Valdese Weavers.

The Oeko-Tex certified upcycled yarn is being woven into both residential and contract grade fabrics at Valdese Weavers’ facility in Burke County, N.C., with performance options available for both.

Seaqual Initiative/Valdese Weavers partners have access to marketing materials that help support Seaqual’s story and effort to bring communities together for a cleaner ocean and a waste-free environment.

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