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Elevate Textiles on track with emissions reduction

13 November 2020 | Beth Wright

Elevate Textiles, owner of the American & Efird (A&E), Burlington and Cone Denim fabric and thread brands, has reduced its absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 7.7% from 2016 to 2019, in line with its corporate goal of 2.5% per year reduction.... read more

American & Efird commits to further US investment

15 October 2020 | Beth Wright

American & Efird (A&E), which claims to be the largest supplier of sewing thread and specialty yarns in the US and second largest supplier in the world, has announced its continued investment in the company’s US manufacturing platform.... read more

American & Efird to acquire Charles Craft Performance Yarns

28 September 2020 | Beth Wright

Elevate Textiles Inc's American & Efird (A&E) division has struck a deal to acquire the high performance yarn business of Charles Craft Inc, a manufacturer and distributor of flame and cut-resistant industrial yarns.... read more

DuPont, Sateri partner on sustainable fabric project

10 September 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

DuPont Sorona and Sateri's EcoCosy have collaborated on a new fabric to achieve a sustainably sourced, soft material that is highly stretchable yet shape-retaining.... read more

Fashion industry efforts to address global PPE shortages – Update

27 July 2020 | just-style

Texollini, Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies, and Crystal International are among the latest fashion firms to mobilise their production facilities and supply chains to help address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks and hospital gowns, amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. ... read more

DuPont and Lenzing collaborate on natural fabrics

21 October 2019 | Michelle Russell

DuPont Biomaterials and Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing have collaborated to launch a fabric collection made predominantly of fibres derived from natural materials.... read more

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

Stella McCartney reveals sustainable bio-based faux fur

2 October 2019 | Beth Wright

Stella McCartney has become the first fashion designer to launch a new sustainable bio-based faux fur, made using plant-based ingredients.... 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

New Susterra site for footwear and apparel designers

21 June 2019 | Beth Wright

DuPont Tate & Lyle is launching a new website in a bid to make it easier for outdoor footwear and apparel designers to find sustainable bio-based material options that also enable improved performance.... read more

DuPont and Unifi partner on sustainable insulation

14 June 2019 | Beth Wright

US yarn manufacturer Unifi has partnered with DuPont Biomaterials and outdoor specialist Youngone on a new collection of insulation products that offer sustainable options for cold-weather garments.... 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

New blended down insulation fabric in single sheet

4 February 2019 | Leonie Barrie

Two innovative material brands have collaborated on the development of what they say is a new category of blended down insulated fabric.... 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

HeiQ, DuPont team on eco-friendly water-repellent leather treatment

8 November 2018 | Hannah Abdulla

Swiss speciality textile effects company HeiQ has collaborated with DuPont Consumer Solutions to roll out an eco-friendly water repellent product for treating leather. ... read more

DuPont Artistri textile digital inks get Eco Passport certification

25 October 2018 | Beth Wright

DuPont Advanced Printing has been awarded the Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex certification for its DuPont Artistri textiles digital inks.... read more

Reebok unveils first plant-based performance shoe

15 August 2018 | Beth Wright

Global fitness brand Reebok has unveiled the inaugural product from its 'Cotton + Corn' sustainable products initiative, in a move that brings its first plant-based footwear to the market.... read more

DuPont's Sorona joins Bluesign standard

24 July 2018 | Michelle Russell

DuPont Industrial Biosciences has joined the Bluesign standard for environmentally-friendly textile products for its bio-based, high-performance polymer Sorona.... 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

Investment to meet growing demand for biomaterials

9 March 2018 | Michelle Russell

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, a joint venture between chemical giant DuPont and ingredients maker Tate & Lyle to replace petrochemicals in the making of apparel and textile fibres, is expanding its Tennessee manufacturing facility to increase production of bio-based 1,3-propanediol.... 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

DuPont partners with FTC on heated clothing tech

26 January 2018 | Beth Wright

DuPont Advanced Materials (DuPont) has developed a powered smart clothing technology for on-body heating in partnership with  Taiwan's Formosa Taffeta Company (FTC).... read more

Dupont and Unifi partner on apparel insulation

12 October 2017 | Beth Wright

DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) has partnered with US yarn maker Unifi to develop a high-performance, renewably sourced garment insulation, designed to offer leading apparel brands a new sustainable choice for cold-weather products.... read more

DuPont unveils new stretchable electronic inks for smart clothing

31 July 2017 | Beth Wright

DuPont Advanced Materials has revealed its newest generation of stretchable electronic inks and films for smart clothing.... 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