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Corporate Information

As one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of industrial sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles, A&E’s global presence extends from Asia to Europe to the Americas. However, it is not simply the scope of A&E’s expanding international operations that make A&E a world-class company. This distinction comes from A&E’s dedication to providing its customers with the finest products and services, at the highest quality, delivered globally.

Key Information

Founded: North Carolina, USA

Manufacturing Countries: 22

Distribution Countries: 50

Countries Sold: 100+

Company Founded: 1891




A&E Quality and Service

A&E is committed to providing world-class quality products and services that meet or exceed Customer requirements. World-class quality is achieved through continuous improvement of processes and is defined as being on-target with minimal variation. A&E strives to provide the highest service level to its customers through sales or technical services in design, development or production of sewn products and customer assistance in ordering. This commitment applies to all of A&E’s products and services, wherever in the world they are provided.

A&E Global Code of Conduct

All of A&E’s programs, policies, and goals reflect an effort to act in an ethical, socially responsible manner that benefits its customers, employees and the communities in which A&E operate. These commitments reside in the A&E Global Code of Conduct. The code of conduct is enforced and adhered by all A&E associates, at all of A&E’s global operations.

A&E Sustainability

A&E is an industry leader in the area of environmental sustainability. A&E’s Eco-Driven® program, consisting of 10 Threads of Sustainability, was designed to drive the A&E culture of Innovate, Create, and Deliver towards accomplishment of a series of tangible goals which consider the economic, social responsibility, and environmental aspects of the company’s global operations.


An Elevate Textiles Company

A&E operates as part of Elevate Textiles with worldwide operations in the United States, Mexico, and China. Elevate Textiles offers global textile brands including American & Efird, Burlington, Cone Denim, Gütermann, and Safety Components.

With a global array of premium fabric and thread solutions focused on innovation, sustainability and quality craftsmanship, Elevate Textiles provides products that surround us every day and in all facets of life. We offer advanced, high quality products and mission critical textile solutions across vast industries including fashion and functional apparel, footwear, military, fire, medical, athletic, automotive, aerospace, outdoor, and other specialty sectors. Elevate Textiles is committed to delivering solutions that protect and enhance our lives through its global manufacturing platform that includes 38 facilities across six continents and over 15,000 employees.


Learn More About Our Company

Through its global network, A&E’s products are manufactured in 22 countries, distributed in 50 countries and sold in over 100 countries. A&E delivers exact color, superior quality and the most innovative products, right where they are needed. Touch or click here to locate your contact.

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A&E has set the highest level of sustainability compliance in the industry through our Eco-Driven initiatives. We are working with some of the world’s largest retailers and brands to create the standards for all textile suppliers and retailers. Read more…

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