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Sustainable Sewing Threads

Eco-Innovation personified―A&E’s sustainable sewing threads featuring REPREVE.

*Anefil Poly using REPREVE

Complete your sustainability story with a premium sewing thread designed to assist in meeting the challenge of manufacturing environmentally responsible footwear with A&E‘s Anefil Poly® using REPREVE®. This 100% REPREVE, twisted multifilament polyester sewing thread allows you the flexibility to infuse an ecologically-friendly, premium sewing thread into a wide variety of non-apparel applications. Anefil Poly® …

A&E’s New REPREVE® Recycled Sewing Thread Targets Footwear and Non-Apparel Applications

MOUNT HOLLY, NC (May 22, 2018) – American & Efird (A&E), the world’s foremost manufacturer and distributor of industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles, released Anefil Poly® using REPREVE®. Incorporating REPREVE fiber made from recycled drinking bottles, and available in a comprehensive color range, this sustainable, continuous-filament, polyester sewing thread provides …

Thread Innovations 3x

Check out A&E’s newly-released, innovative thread products!

REPEL Provides PFC-Free Water Repellency Versatility for Every A&E Sewing Thread

MOUNT HOLLY, NC (May 15, 2018) – American & Efird (A&E), a global leader in industrial sewing thread manufacturing, today announced the official launch of REPEL, an advanced, PFC-FREE, water repellency enhancement. REPEL is an additional feature customers can order and have applied to A&E’s global sewing thread brands. As consumers evolve in how they use and wear products, …

Ethical Thread: Focus of A&E’s 2017-2018 Corporate Sustainability Report

MOUNT HOLLY, NC (April 22, 2018) – American & Efird (A&E), one of the world’s foremost manufacturers and distributors of industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles, released its 2017-2018 Corporate Sustainability Report, just in time for Earth Day. The report’s theme of Ethical Thread emphasizes the company’s unwavering commitment to its …

Ethical Thread: A&E’s 2017-2018 Corporate Sustainability Report

A&E shares its goals, progress, and accomplishments in this year’s Corporate Sustainability Report.

A&E Collaborates with Applied DNA Sciences to Develop Anti-Counterfeiting Sewing Threads

MOUNT HOLLY, N. C. (March 2, 2018) – American & Efird (A&E), one of the world’s foremost manufacturers and distributors of industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles, announced today a collaborative agreement with Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. to develop sewing thread utilizing CertainT® anti-counterfeiting technology. “The CertainT Program is an innovative …

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A&E Expands Sustainable Offerings, Focusing on Athletic Wear and Performance Apparel with a New Recycled, REPREVE® Sewing Thread

MOUNT HOLLY, N. C. (October 18, 2017) – American & Efird (A&E), one of the world’s foremost manufacturers and distributors of industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles, announced the product launch of a new recycled, air-entangled, polyester sewing thread, Magic® using REPREVE®. Building upon the immense success of Perma Core® using …