News-Releases Index | American & Efird, Inc
A&E's New REPREVE® Recycled Sewing Thread Targets Footwear and Non-Apparel Applications (5/22/18)
American & Efird (A&E), the world's foremost manufacturer and distributor of industrial and consumer
sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles, released Anefil Poly® using REPREVE®.
Incorporating REPREVE fiber made from recycled drinking bottles, and available in a comprehensive
color range, this sustainable, continuous-filament, polyester sewing thread provides manufacturers,
brands, and retailers the ability to complete their respective non-apparel sustainability stories with the
manufacturing of environmentally, responsible products.
"A&E recognized the lack of options for an eco-friendly, performance sewing thread," said Chris Alt,
Senior Vice President Sales. "A&E's new Anefil Poly using REPREVE fills the need for sustainable
sewing thread within a number of market segments including footwear, automotive, and outdoor
Available in a wide range of color possibilities, this new eco-friendly thread product is ideal for the
sewing of everything from automotive and footwear applications to luggage and handbags.
In addition to Anefil Poly using REPREVE, A&E has also formally
introduced two new, innovative product offerings this month. The first is REPEL, a water repellency
option for every sewing and embroidery thread, and specialty yarn A&E produces. The second,
introduces a smaller thread size of Anefil™Reflector, A&E's reflective sewing thread, for sewing in
Commitment to sustainability is an important and ongoing goal of A&E, and its latest achievements
were recently detailed in its annual sustainability report. Some of these achievements include a 48%
reduction of global water usage since 2006, 16 global manufacturing operations and support facilities
reaching 100% Zero-Waste-to-Landfill status, and an 11% reduction of global carbon footprint since
2006. The full report is available to view and download at amefird.com/sustainability.
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