American & Efird invests in U.S. platform

October 14th, 2020

American & Efird (A&E), a supplier of sewing thread and specialty yarns, has announced its continued investment in the company’s extensive U.S. manufacturing platform. A&E operates as part of Elevate Textiles, a portfolio of leading textile brands including American & Efird, Burlington, Cone Denim, Gütermann and Safety Components. “A&E was founded nearly 130 years ago […]

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American & Efird to purchase Charles Craft performance yarns

October 1st, 2020

Elevate Textiles Inc., a global provider of advanced products and textile solutions, has announced that its American & Efird (A&E) division will purchase the high performance yarn business of Charles Craft Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance flame resistant/cut resistant industrial yarns and other specialty products. The purchase is expected to close in early October. […]

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A&E expands in Vietnam

December 18th, 2019

American & Efird (A&E) has opened its 28th global manufacturing facility in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam. Strategically positioned to provide expanded services and regional support for apparel, footwear, handbags and other sewn products in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, A&E’s newest manufacturing site supports its commitment to produce quality thread products in the most sustainable manner. […]

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“A Focus on the Future” from A&E

June 11th, 2019

American & Efird (A&E) announced its Earth Day release of its ninth annual corporate sustainability report, A Focus on the Future. Highlighting its annual progress in environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility, A&E measures its performance against goals outlined within its Eco-Driven® program, the Ten Threads of Sustainability. The report details sustainability successes in water […]

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Added value experiences keep the customers around

July 30th, 2018

Delivering an added-value experience can help companies pull ahead of the pack, giving customers the incentive to return—while also elevating the business and the entire industry. It can be challenging to stand out from the scrum of companies clamoring for attention and business. More challenging still is inspiring the kind of loyalty that keeps customers […]

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Magical eco-thread

March 1st, 2018

American & Efird (A&E) has introduced Magic® using REPREVE®, a recycled, air-entangled, polyester sewing thread that provides a premium, high-performance eco-alternative to other threads. Incorporating Unifi’s REPREVE® fiber made from recycled plastic bottles, the thread is flat and ribbon-like, which creates a lower profile seam that reduces the potential for surface abrasion. The thread is […]

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Recycled thread

August 1st, 2017

American & Efird (A&E) now offers Perma Core® using REPREVE®, an eco-friendly, high-performance sewing thread option. Unifi Inc., manufacturer of REPREVE, turns plastic bottles into 100 percent recycled polyester fiber, which is then made into products sold by leading consumer brands and retailers. Perma Core using REPREVE combines a recycled continuous filament polyester core and […]

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Closing the loop: long-term sustainability strategies for textile manufacturers

July 1st, 2017

Textile manufacturers are deploying sustainability strategies and forming partnerships to green up products and processes, helping manufacturers meet the requirements of even the most eco-concerned customers—and getting a good start on the circular economy of the future. For most manufacturers, eco-friendly, sustainable products are becoming a competitive necessity. And as concern over environmental issues has […]

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American & Efird to purchase thread maker

June 22nd, 2016

American & Efird, Mount Holly, N.C., the largest U.S. manufacturer of industrial and consumer thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles, is acquiring a majority ownership of India’s largest thread maker, Vardhman Yarns and Threads Ltd. from its joint-venture partner, Vardhman Textiles Ltd. When the purchase is complete, American & Efird will own 89 percent of […]

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