American & Efird (A&E), a global leader in industrial sewing thread manufacturing, has introduced a new sustainably recycled, air-entangled polyester sewing thread, ‘Magic using REPREVE’.
The thread manufacturer claims that the new thread will provide ‘eco-versatility’ to the apparel manufacturers by completing and complementing their athletic wear sustainability story.
‘Magic using REPREVE’ will add a sustainable touch to the production/sewing of performance apparel, active wear, athleisure, and intimate wear.
The sustainable thread has been made using REPREVE fibres, produced by Unifi, the world’s leading synthetic recycled yarn manufacturer.
The REPREVE fibres are made from recycled plastic bottles. These fibres provide a sustainable performance sewing thread option to environmentally-conscious customers.
Previously, A&E and Unifi collaborated to launch Perma Core using REPREVE and Wildcat using REPREVE (a low profile thread minimising snagging and run-backs).
The partnership helped A&E to expand its number of Zero-Waste-to-Landfill facilities to 16 and join the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) pledge.
A&E is known worldwide for its commitment to environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Its products are produced in 23 countries, distributed in 50 and sold in over 100.