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Thread manufacturer Coats reports solid performance in 2016

Coats, the world’s leading industrial thread manufacturer and a major player in the Americas textile crafts market, has announced its unaudited results for the year ended 31 December, 2016. During the period under review, the manufacturer’s revenue surged 2 per cent on a CER basis to US $ 1,457 million (down 1 per cent reported). Continued solid growth of 4 per cent in Industrial Division achieved through market share gains, offsetting 8 per cent decline […]

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Coats’ Red Heart yarn brand wins ‘Women’s Choice Award’

The Women’s Choice Award has honoured industrial thread manufacturer Coats as America’s most recommended yarn brand. The award, given to the company’s Red Heart® yarn brand, is based on a national survey distributed among thousands of women across the US. Delia Passi, CEO and Founder Women’s Choice Award, said, “The Women’s Choice Award’s mission is to simplify her life by recognizing brands tried, tested, and highly recommended by women. Making it easy to buy with […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Champion Thread Company appoints new Sales VP

Champion Thread Company, a leading global supplier of industrial sewing threads, engineered yarns, and other textile and sewn products supplies, has appointed PJ McCord as the new Vice President of Sales. In his new role, McCord will be responsible for running the company’s sales organization and developing strategic sales plans that will drive profitable growth. McCord has held executive roles with other leading global sewing thread manufacturers prior joining Champion Thread Company. Matt Poovey, President, […]

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Geared up for product development, Vardhman launches new shades in ‘Rangoli’ and new slub patterns ‘Expressions’

Indian textile and apparel industry’s increased focus on product development can be visibly noticed nowadays. The entire supply and value chain is more active on innovations and fresh offerings. Vardhman Textiles Limited, one of the biggest textile conglomerates of India with 1.1 million spindles, has recently launched 360 new shades under their brand ‘Rangoli’ (mélange yarns) and innovative slub patterns in different substrates in a product folder – ‘Expressions’ (slub yarns). A big support to […]

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Champion Thread Company aims growth; names new VP – Business Development

Champion Thread Company, a leading global supplier of industrial sewing threads, engineered yarns, and other textile and sewn products supplies, has promoted Jim Lee to the position of Vice President, Business Development. In his expanded role, Lee is responsible for developing growth strategies and leading the expansion of the company’s diverse textile, consumer goods, and industrial markets. Lee previously served as Director of Sales and Marketing at Champion Thread Company. Prior to this, he engineered […]

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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 […]

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Venkatachalapathi Traders planning for aggressive market outreach

One-stop solution is a commonly used term in apparel and textile industry to describe operations having a wide spectrum of products and services, be it raw material or variety of readymade garment. Most companies dealing in accessories are also moving in the direction and getting good growth also. Tirupur-based Venkatachalapathi Traders, parent company of Mithra & Company/Rainbow Inc/Dharniss Traders, is also such a group which is offering ample variety in accessories like sewing threads, buttons, […]

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Coats names new Group CEO

US-based Coats, a leading industrial thread manufacturer and a major player in the US textile crafts market, has announced that Rajiv Sharma, currently Executive Director and Global CEO, Industrial, is being appointed as Group Chief Executive with effect from January 1, 2017. Current Group Chief Executive, Paul Forman, will leave Coats on December 31, 2016 and will take up the role of Chief Executive at Essentra plc, a FTSE 250 company and a leading global provider of essential […]

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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 […]

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Coats Vietnam keeping pace with industry needs…

The growth of a company with a long history is often determined by the willingness to reinvent and move with the times. Coats is one company which has taken leadership positioning imbibing on the same. Among its latest endeavours is to be known as much more than a thread manufacturer. The transition of Coats with a legacy of over 250 years has been successfully spearheaded by Paul Forman, the current Group Chief Executive of Coats. […]

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Coats goes digital; drives innovation

Coats Bangladesh Ltd. is a subsidiary of Coats, the world’s leading industrial thread manufacturer, and is the most trusted name in the Bangladesh RMG industry. Through continuous innovation, wide product offering and a track record of exemplary service, Coats Bangladesh is in a league of its own. In conversation with Apparel Online, Kunal Kapur, Sales & Marketing Director, Coats Bangladesh shares why the company continues to be the market leader and outlines the growth areas […]

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Coats Crafts UK to end operations

Coats, world’s leading industrial thread manufacturer and a major player in the Americas textile crafts market decides to close Coats Crafts UK, its British crafts business. Most of the operations will come to a halt by October this year. The company has ensured its customers on continuity of supply and the transition to alternative distributers. Also Read – Coats completes Fast React and Gotex acquisitions Anna Mitchell, Managing Director, Coats Crafts UK averred, “Coats is […]

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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 […]

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