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A&E launches eco-friendly industrial sewing thread in collaboration with Unifi

American & Efird (A&E), a global leader in industrial sewing thread manufacturing, has announced the official launch of an industry first, REPREVE® recycled core spun industrial sewing thread, Perma Core® using REPREVE fibres from Unifi, a leading synthetic recycled yarn producers. Chris Alt, Senior Vice President – Global Sales, A&E said, “We are very excited to partner with Unifi and offer this innovative and environmentally-conscious product. Our customers requested a quality solution for producing complete products using […]


CCI to host COTTON USA event in Hong Kong, China

Cotton Council International (CCI), the global marketing arm of the US cotton industry and a non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of cotton, is set to host COTTON USA event, an industry gathering for the cotton textile supply chain as a platform to exchange business updates and views on global sourcing patterns, on 7th-10th March, in Hong Kong, China. CCI promotes COTTON USA as “The Cotton The World Trusts” in Latin America to reinforce US cotton as […]

February 20, 2017


A&E launches new reflective industrial sewing thread

American & Efird (A&E), a global leader in industrial sewing thread manufacturing, has announced the official launch of a new product in reflective innovation, Anefil™ Reflector having polyester fibre type. A&E’s Anefil™ Reflector is an industrial sewing thread designed and engineered for reflective visibility. Ideal for creating a decorative, reflective seam in cover-stitch and over-edge stitch applications, Anefil™ Reflector can be used in a wide variety of apparel categories including, Activewear, Workwear, Safety Apparel, Swimwear, […]


Product-Process-People, key to A&E’s growth

Being one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles, A&E’s global presence extends from Asia to the European Union to the Americas, India being amongst the most important market for them. Through a joint venture with Vardhman Yarn and Threads Ltd., the company has been dedicatedly providing its customers in the country with the finest products and services at the highest quality, delivered anywhere globally. Talking exclusively to team […]


A&E expands its footprint in Southeast Asia

US’ leading and world’s second-largest manufacturer and distributor of premium quality industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles, American & Efird (A&E) has appointed Philippines-based Manila Bay Thread Corporation as its new licensee to strengthen its position in Southeast Asian market… Manila Bay will represent A&E in the Philippines by providing strategic support for the thread manufacturer’s global customers and local production capabilities while expanding the its global footprint. The new arrangement […]


SPESA to host dual conferences this November

SPESA – The Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas – will hold dual, back-to-back events – Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference (on November 2-3) and its annual Executive Conference (on November 3-5) at Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. “Too often industry professionals have to deal with conflicting events, tight calendars, tight travel budgets, and long travel distances. By compacting these dual events into one week at a mid-continent destination point […]


Vardhman A&E Threads: Launches Colorlink App and Innovative Thread Color Identification and Color Communication Tool – COLORCATCH NANO

Vardhman A&E Threads has recently unveiled in India its first mobile app in the field of thread colour identification, communication and management. The A&E Colorlink application is the latest innovative tool that makes the process of selecting from thousands of industrial thread colours faster and easier. This highly useful thread colour app has been designed specifically to support apparel industry professionals who are in the design, development, or manufacturing of apparel. Available for both Android and […]


ESS, A&E Lanka collaborate to set up ‘Common Bonded Warehouse’

A customs clearing services organization, Elite Services System (ESS) will set up Pakistan’s first ‘Common Bonded Warehouse’ (CBW) in collaboration with American and Efrid Lanka (A&E Lanka), world’s leading apparel thread manufacturer, in order to boost Pakistan’s textile exports by bringing foreign investment of over a million dollar. With manufacturing facilities in 23 countries, A&E has its sales and distribution networks in over 100 countries across the globe. The Common Bonded Warehouse will enable small […]


Gerber’s YuniquePLM incorporates A&E’s colours & threads

Gerber Technology, the world leader in integrated software and automated solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, has integrated world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of industrial threads and textiles, American & Efird’s (A&E) threads and colours within YuniquePLM®, to provide designers and product developers with a library of ethically manufactured threads. A&E’s ethically manufactured threads and colours are available in the material and colour libraries within YuniquePLM (V7), which can also be retrofitted to earlier […]


A&E commemorates 125 years in business

American & Efrid (A&E), the largest manufacturer in the US and the second-largest manufacturer and distributor in the world of premium quality industrial and consumer sewing, embroidery threads and technical textiles, marks 125 years of being in business. On completing 125 years, Les Miller, CEO of the company said, “125 years of continuous operation is a significant accomplishment for A&E, our customers, and the communities in which our associates live and work. This longevity has […]


A&E to become majority shareholder in Vardhman Yarns & Threads

US-based American & Efird Global LLC (A&E), one of the world’s biggest manufacturer and distributor of high-quality sewing and embroidery threads, and technical textiles, will become the majority shareholder in India-based Vardhman Yarns and Threads Ltd (VYTL), a subsidiary of Vardhman Textiles Ltd, with the latter’s board approving sale of 40 per cent stake in its subsidiary to A&E. With the signing of this new deal, A&E, which is a portfolio company of KPS Capital […]

May 10, 2016


A&E’s Colorlink App to ensure colour continuity

Looking at encouraging more interactive collaborations that connect design teams and production channels in the thread colour selection process to ensure colour continuity is not broken, American & Efird (A&E) has announced a mobile app Colorlink. Available for both Android and Apple phones and tablets, A&E Colorlink was created to serve as an end-to-end tool to connect designers and production managers in the thread colour selection process. The app offers a vast array of digital […]