NEW ORLEANS—Vapor Apparel receives The DPI Product of the Year Award in the Digital Media Category, honored for its recycled polyester performance fabrics engineered for sublimation printing. “Sustainability is a big part of our business plan and it is nice when the market recognizes innovation,” remarks Christopher Bernat, co-founder and chief revenue officer at Vapor Apparel.
The awarded Vapor product is made from old plastic bottles and is being produced in a country where almost 70 percent of the entire power grid is carbon-free, according to Jackson Burnett, co-founder and president of Vapor Apparel.
The company reports that recycled performance fabrics are a leading area of innovation in the apparel market. Sublimation is said to continually make major strides with national retailers, and as a result, vertical segments are developing. The apparel and performance markets are reportedly among the most aggressive adopters of recycled fabrics.