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Beth Wright | 23 May 2018

Building on its relationship with US yarn maker Unifi, sewing and embroidery thread major American & Efird (A&E) has developed a new eco-friendly, performance sewing thread using the Repreve recycled filament fibre and designed for use in footwear.


Michelle Russell | 15 May 2018

Sewing and embroidery thread major American & Efird (A&E) has developed a PFC-free, water repellency enhancement for thread, which it says is ideal for outdoor and athletic wear.


Beth Wright | 23 Apr 2018

Sewing and embroidery thread major American & Efird (A&E) has hailed continuing progress and improvements in global water recycling and reuse, along with a reduction in carbon footprint, outlined in its just-released 2017-2018 Corporate Sustainability Report.


Beth Wright | 27 Feb 2018

Product authentication business Applied DNA Sciences (APDN) is collaborating with sewing and embroidery thread major American & Efird (A&E) on a new anti-counterfeiting sewing thread platform.


Beth Wright | 27 Feb 2018

Private equity firm KPS Capital Partners has inked a deal to sell its portfolio company American & Efird (A&E) to Platinum Equity Capital Partners.


Beth Wright | 10 Jul 2017

Sewing and embroidery thread major American & Efird (A&E) is among seven new companies that have committed to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group.


Beth Wright | 5 Jun 2017

Sewing and embroidery thread major American & Efird (A&E) claims it its the "most sustainable thread company in the world" and will strive to maintain this status as it hails three concepts that drive its industry-leading sustainability programme - transparency, traceability and trust.


Beth Wright | 31 Mar 2017

Sewing and embroidery thread major American & Efird (A&E) has developed a recycled core spun industrial sewing thread using the Repreve recycled filament fibre.


Michelle Russell | 24 Feb 2017

Industrial sewing and embroidery thread major American & Efird (A&E) has developed an industrial sewing thread designed and engineered for reflective visibility.


Beth Wright | 16 Nov 2016

Industrial sewing and embroidery thread major American & Efird (A&E) is expanding its business in southeast Asia, inking a licensing deal with a leading thread producer in the Philippines.


Michelle Russell | 13 Jul 2016

Gerber Technology is offering a new way for designers and retailers to easily specify threads after integrating American & Efird's (A&E) products into the latest version its YuniquePLM technology. 


Leonie Barrie | 6 May 2016

Industrial sewing and embroidery thread major American & Efird (A&E) has launched its first mobile app to help design and production teams improve the colour selection process.


just-style.com | 13 Aug 2008

Next to the country’s new labour laws, environmental regulation is the most important topic of discussion in China’s textile and apparel industry.


just-style.com | 22 Apr 2008

US-based thread maker A&E is planning to build a VND200bn (US$12.5m) textile and dyeing plant in Tien Giang province, southern Vietnam.


just-style.com | 8 Apr 2008

Ruddick Corporation sewing thread subsidiary American & Efird (A&E) has finalised its joint venture agreement with India’s Vardhman Textiles Limited.


just-style.com | 25 Mar 2008

American & Efird (A&E), the sewing thread subsidiary of Ruddick Corporation, has signed a joint venture with Vardhman Textiles to manufacture, distribute and sell sewing thread in India.


just-style.com | 27 Nov 2007

Textile manufacturing group American and Efird (A&E) Bangladesh is setting up a new manufacturing unit next year to cater for growing demand.

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