Aramark Launches New Eco-Friendly Apparel Line
Aramark recently launched an exclusive new WearGuard® Eco Collection for customers committed to minimizing their impact on the environment, according to a news release. The eco-conscious apparel is created with recycled fiber blends, including traditional recycled polyester, oyster shell polyester and REPREVE® performance fiber manufactured entirely from recycled plastic bottles.
“Our customers are more environmentally conscious than ever before and this exciting new solution is one way we are responding to an increasing demand for sustainable products,” said Brad Drummond, COO of Aramark’s Uniform and Refreshments sector. “I couldn’t be more excited about this new offering and how it will help reduce our customers’ impact on the environment while continuing to provide them with comfortable, stylish and durable apparel options.”
Manufacturing recycled blends keeps waste out of landfills, uses less water and energy to make, and emits fewer greenhouse gases in the process. For example, recycled polyester requires 90 percent less water and 85 percent less energy to produce than polyester and reduces CO2 emissions by 50 to 60 percent.
Aramark is partnering with Unifi Inc., a global textile solutions provider that creates the REPREVE® fiber for clothing and other consumer products. Unifi has transformed more than 15 billion plastic bottles into recycled fiber and Aramark will be using the moisture-wicking fabric for its exclusive apparel, the release said.
“This approach supports our commitment to reduce waste before it is generated and to make the world a better place for our associates, clients, consumers, communities and the environment,” Drummond said.
Aramark’s new eco-friendly apparel is available exclusively to direct sale customers. Product and ordering information can be found at shop.aramarkuniform.com.