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A&E Releases 100% Recycled Thread Line, ECO100


Challenges Brands to Expect More from Thread Partners

Mount Holly, NC (September 24, 2019) – Thread maker American & Efird (A&E), a portfolio company of Elevate Textiles, announced today the release of ECO100, a new line of 100% recycled, industrial sewing threads. The launch of this product line is driven by the company’s commitment to sustainability and a surge of sustainable product pledges and commitments by prominent brands and retailers around the world. Known in the industry as the clear choice for sustainable, ethically-made, sewing threads, A&E’s ECO100 product line, that includes Perma Core® ECO100, Anefil Poly® ECO100, and Wildcat® ECO100, is the latest example of the company supporting its customers through sustainable innovation.

Consumers expect more environmentally friendly products. Brands are responding by pledging to reduce their overall environmental impact and committing to make their products more sustainable.

“We support our customers’ sustainability goals and challenge the industry to Expect More from their thread partners.” Chris Alt, A&E President stated. “Our customers continue to look for ways to make their sewn products more sustainable. A&E’s new ECO100 sewing threads will help them do just that.”

Availability of the 100% recycled ECO100 thread line further bolsters an already robust selection of sustainable sewing threads A&E offers in its Eco-Driven® Thread Collection, which includes its popular REPREVE and organic thread products.

“We work hard to provide the very best sustainable and ethically manufactured, industrial sewing threads.” Alt added, “A&E is committed to providing eco-friendly sewing threads to our customers wherever they are in the world.”

Well known for its leadership role in innovation, product quality, and sustainability, A&E, a distinguished brand of Elevate Textiles, is the world’s foremost manufacturer and distributor of industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles. Supporting many of the world’s top industrial and consumer brands with sewing thread that require strict quality and performance, A&E continues to abide by its pledge to create a better world through responsible corporate actions, environmentally protective efforts, and numerous contributions to the communities in which it operates.

To learn more about this 100% recycled sewing thread line, ECO100, and A&E’s other sustainable industrial thread products, visit

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For more information, please contact Jacob Blackburn at or 704.951.2645.

REPREVE® is a registered trademark of Unifi, Inc. in the U.S. and other regions.


About American & Efird

A&E, a portfolio company of Elevate Textiles, is the foremost manufacturer and distributor of premium quality industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles. Producers of apparel, automotive components, home furnishings, medical supplies, footwear and a diverse range of industrial products rely on A&E industrial sewing thread to manufacture their products. Customers select A&E as the preferred choice for industrial sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles because of A&E’s dedication to providing its customers with the finest products and services, at the highest quality, delivered globally. Through its global network, A&E’s products are manufactured in 22 countries, distributed in 50 countries and sold in over 100 countries. In addition to A&E’s steadfast commitment to superior quality and customer service, A&E is a recognized industry leader in environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility, and operates its global facilities with the utmost regard for the safety and health of its associates employed worldwide. A&E owns or operates 28 manufacturing facilities and employs over 10,000 associates around the world directly or in partnership with joint venture partners.

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About Elevate Textiles

Elevate Textiles, a portfolio company of Platinum Equity, offers distinguished 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 and its portfolio brands provide 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 is committed to delivering solutions that protect and enhance our lives through its global manufacturing platform that includes 38 facilities and over 15,000 employees. To learn more about Elevate Textiles and our brands, visit





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