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Made-to-order apparel a highlight at Texprocess Americas John McCurry | 31 May 18

If there was a central theme to the 2018 edition of Texprocess Americas held in Atlanta last week, it was the movement towards made-to-order apparel. While this concept is in its relative infancy, equipment manufacturers are aggressively pursuing how to make it a reality.


A&E develops Repreve recycled thread for footwear Beth Wright | 23 May 18

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.


A&E develops PFC-free water repellency for thread Michelle Russell | 15 May 18

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.


American & Efird shares sustainability highlights Beth Wright | 23 Apr 18

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.


New platform targets counterfeit sewing thread Beth Wright | 27 Feb 18

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.


KPS Capital Partners to sell American & Efird Beth Wright | 27 Feb 18

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


American & Efird among new ZDHC affiliates Beth Wright | 10 Jul 17

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.


Transparency, traceability and trust key to A&E Beth Wright | 5 Jun 17

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.


Texprocess & Techtextil 2017 – Material innovations Beth Wright | 18 May 17

A number of new smart fibre and fabric concepts were on show alongside eco-innovations for more sustainable clothing and footwear at last week's Texprocess and Techtextil trade shows in Frankfurt, Germany. Electro-osmotic membranes, eco-efficient textiles and recycled yarns were among the highlights.  


A&E reveals Repreve recycled core spun sewing thread Beth Wright | 31 Mar 17

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


American & Efird develops reflective thread Michelle Russell | 24 Feb 17

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


American & Efird inks Philippines licensing deal Beth Wright | 16 Nov 16

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.


Gerber adds A&E threads and colours to YuniquePLM Michelle Russell | 13 Jul 16

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. 


A&E launches thread colour identification tool Leonie Barrie | 6 May 16

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.


CHINA: A&E tackles environment-friendly production just-style.com | 13 Aug 08

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


VIETNAM: A&E plans US$12.5m textile and dyeing plant just-style.com | 22 Apr 08

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.


INDIA: A&E, Vardhman finalise joint venture just-style.com | 8 Apr 08

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


INDIA: American & Efird signs thread JV with Vardhman just-style.com | 25 Mar 08

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.


BANGLADESH: A&E to start second Bangladesh operation just-style.com | 27 Nov 07

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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