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US Trade Representative Katherine Tai visits Milliken & Company and American & Efird in Visit Highlighting US Textile Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 23, 2021) – Milliken & Company and American & Efird (A&E) hosted United States Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Katherine Tai in two separate visits to the companies’ state-of-the-art textile manufacturing facilities today, marking an unprecedented visit to the heart of the U.S. textile industry in the Carolinas by the nation’s top trade …

Elevate Textiles Furthers Sustainability Initiatives with Commitment to Business Ambition for 1.5°C Campaign

CHARLOTTE, NC (June 30, 2021) – Elevate Textiles, a global provider of advanced, high quality products and mission critical textile solutions, is excited to announce its commitment to the Business Ambition for 1.5°C Campaign, building upon Elevate’s commitment to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Elevate and its distinguished brands including, American & Efird (A&E), …

Applied DNA Sciences and A&E Introduce Anti-Counterfeiting Technology for Sustainable Sewing Threads

Sustainability with Traceability Helps Secure Brands and Their Global Supply Chains STONY BROOK, NY and CHARLOTTE, NC (June 08, 2021) – Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: APDN), a leader in Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-based DNA manufacturing, and American & Efird, (A&E), the world’s foremost thread manufacturer, today announced A&E’s INTEGRITY™ advanced identification thread technology is available …

Elevate Textiles Releases 2021 Sustainability Report

Increases industry leadership and reports significant progress against key sustainability goals CHARLOTTE, NC (April 22, 2021) – Elevate Textiles, a global provider of advanced, high quality products and mission critical textile solutions, is excited to release its 2021 Sustainability Report. Elevate Textiles and its distinguished brands including American & Efird (A&E), Burlington, Cone Denim, Gütermann …

Elevate Joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Elevate brands A&E, Burlington, Cone Denim, Gütermann and Safety Component participate CHARLOTTE, NC (February 22, 2021) – Elevate Textiles announces it has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) to include its brands American & Efird (A&E), Burlington, Cone Denim, Gütermann and Safety Components.  Elevate joins more than 250 global brands, retailers, and manufacturers, as well …

Elevate Textiles Releases 2020 Sustainability Report

Reports progress on UN Global Compact and CEO Water Mandate Initiatives CHARLOTTE, NC (October 27, 2020) – Elevate Textiles, a global provider of advanced, high quality products and mission critical textile solutions, is excited to release its 2020 Sustainability Report. Elevate Textiles offers distinguished global textile brands including American & Efird (A&E), Burlington, Cone Denim, …

Cone Denim Introduces Ionic+™ Sustainable Antimicrobial Protection for Denim

  Greensboro, NC (October 22, 2020) – Cone Denim®, a global leader in denim authenticity and sustainable innovation, is excited to launch the newest in denim innovation – the Self-Clean Jean. In partnership with Noble Biomaterials, the global leader in antimicrobial and conductivity solutions for soft-surface applications, Cone Denim has developed its newest denim fabric …

American & Efird Invests in US Platform

  Mount Holly, NC (October 13, 2020) – American & Efird (A&E), the largest supplier of sewing thread and specialty yarns in the US and second largest supplier in the world, announced today its continued investment in the company’s extensive US manufacturing platform. A&E operates as part of Elevate Textiles, a portfolio of leading textile brands …

American & Efird to Purchase Charles Craft Performance Yarns

Combining two heritage yarn brands Charlotte, NC (September 25, 2020) – Elevate Textiles, Inc., a global provider of advanced, high quality products and mission critical textile solutions, is pleased to announce that its American & Efird (A&E) division has agreed to purchase the high performance yarn business of Charles Craft, Inc., a leading manufacturer and …

Burlington Medical Fabrics, proven advanced protection for more than 40 years

  Greensboro, NC (April 30, 2020) – A world leader in advanced barrier fabrics, Burlington’s reusable fabrics have been a trusted resource for leading PPE manufacturers to provide advanced protection, for more than 40 years. Burlington’s Maxima® and XALT™ collections provide engineered, state-of-the-art healthcare fabrics that combine the highest degrees of protection, performance, comfort and …