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A&E opens new thread making facility in Vietnam Beth Wright | 4 Oct 19

Sewing and embroidery thread major American & Efird (A&E) has opened a new manufacturing facility in Vietnam to provide expanded services and regional support for apparel, footwear, handbags, and other sewn products in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.


Elevate Textiles in responsibly sourced fibre pledge Beth Wright | 27 Sep 19

Elevate Textiles has outlined a series of new sustainability targets, including a goal for its Elevate brand products to be manufactured using at least 80% sustainably sourced cotton and 50% recycled polyester content by 2025.


Texprocess & Techtextil 2019 – Material innovations Beth Wright | 10 Jun 19

A number of new fibre and fabric concepts were on show alongside eco-innovations for clothing and footwear at the recent Texprocess and Techtextil trade shows in Frankfurt, Germany. A new line of identification threads, the "perfect alternative" to down, and a water-based breathable imitation leather were among some of the highlights.


American & Efird reveals molecular-tagged thread Beth Wright | 14 May 19

Sewing and embroidery thread major American & Efird (A&E) has unveiled a new line of molecular-tagged identification threads at this week's Texprocess trade show in Frankfurt, Germany.


American & Efird outlines sustainability highlights Beth Wright | 26 Apr 19

Sewing and embroidery thread major American & Efird (A&E) has hailed improvements in global water recycling and reuse, along with a reduction in carbon footprint, outlined in its ninth annual Corporate Sustainability Report.


Elevate Textiles names Per-Olof Loof as CEO Beth Wright | 5 Apr 19

Elevate Textiles Inc, the parent company of A&E, Burlington, Cone Denim, Gütermann, and Safety Components – and formerly known as International Textile Group (ITG) – has named Per-Olof Loof as president and CEO.


ITG rebrands as Elevate Textiles after A&E integration Beth Wright | 23 Jan 19

International Textile Group (ITG) is to rebrand as Elevate Textiles Inc following the integration of sewing and embroidery thread major American & Efird (A&E) and ITG last year.


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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