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A&E opens new thread making facility in Vietnam

4 October 2019 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


Elevate Textiles in responsibly sourced fibre pledge

27 September 2019 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


Texprocess & Techtextil 2019 – Material innovations

10 June 2019 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


American & Efird reveals molecular-tagged thread

14 May 2019 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


American & Efird outlines sustainability highlights

26 April 2019 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


Elevate Textiles names Per-Olof Loof as CEO

5 April 2019 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


ITG rebrands as Elevate Textiles after A&E integration

23 January 2019 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


Made-to-order apparel a highlight at Texprocess Americas

31 May 2018 | John McCurry

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.... read more


A&E develops Repreve recycled thread for footwear

23 May 2018 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


A&E develops PFC-free water repellency for thread

15 May 2018 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more


American & Efird shares sustainability highlights

23 April 2018 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


New platform targets counterfeit sewing thread

27 February 2018 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


KPS Capital Partners to sell American & Efird

27 February 2018 | Beth Wright

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


American & Efird among new ZDHC affiliates

10 July 2017 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


Transparency, traceability and trust key to A&E

5 June 2017 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


Texprocess & Techtextil 2017 – Material innovations

18 May 2017 | Beth Wright

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.  ... read more


A&E reveals Repreve recycled core spun sewing thread

31 March 2017 | Beth Wright

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


American & Efird develops reflective thread

24 February 2017 | Michelle Russell

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


American & Efird inks Philippines licensing deal

16 November 2016 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


Gerber adds A&E threads and colours to YuniquePLM

13 July 2016 | Michelle Russell

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. ... read more


A&E launches thread colour identification tool

6 May 2016 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more


CHINA: A&E tackles environment-friendly production

13 August 2008 | just-style.com

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


VIETNAM: A&E plans US$12.5m textile and dyeing plant

22 April 2008 | just-style.com

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.... read more


INDIA: A&E, Vardhman finalise joint venture

8 April 2008 | just-style.com

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


INDIA: American & Efird signs thread JV with Vardhman

25 March 2008 | just-style.com

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.... read more


BANGLADESH: A&E to start second Bangladesh operation

27 November 2007 | just-style.com

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