American & Efird is providing an eco-friendly sewing option for the apparel industry.
The U.S. sewing thread manufacturer launched Perma Core using Repreve, a recycled core spun industrial sewing thread made from repurposed materials.
Unifi, the makers of Repreve, regenerate plastic bottles into 100 percent recycled polyester fiber, which is then used in leading consumer products. Perma Core using Repreve brings together A&E’s quality polyester staple wrap and a recycled continuous filament polyester core to develop a high quality, sustainable industrial sewing thread.
“Perma Core using Repreve is extremely versatile and can be dyed, finished and delivered from any of A&E’s global manufacturing locations and is available across A&E’s global color range,” said A&E SVP of global sales Chris Alt. “The portability of this product is important to our global customers and prospects that are already incorporating Repreve fabrics into their products, allowing them to complete their sustainability efforts in a cost-efficient way, no matter where in the world they place their sewing production.”
With Perma Core using Repreve, brands and retailers can ensure consumers that their products are sewn with eco-friendly thread. Unifi’s U Trust program with Fiberprint technology verifies that Repreve recycled fibers and products made with Repreve are certifiably sustainable, transparent and traceable to their original source.
A&E is also committed to product sustainability. The company’s “10 Threads of Sustainability” platform features business growth objectives that combine environmental impact and social responsibility. This initiative, which includes eco-driven product stewardship and energy conservation, aligns with Unifi’s goal to empower brands to establish more sustainable supply chains using Repreve.
Negotiators need to support a modernized NAFTA that will lead to more job creation and commercial opportunities within, and among, our three countries.Read more
American & Efrid has formed a business alliance with CGS, a provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services, to improve productivity, quality and employee motivation within A&E’s manufacturing operations.Read more
The Federal Trade Commission is taking further steps to ensure that clothing, fur and textile labels are accurate and protect consumers in the U.S.Read more
Invista, owner of the Lycra brand, has launched a marketing campaign based on global consumer insights around denim.Read more
Richemont is ramping up its digital growth strategy with a key technology hire, plus Dollar Tree announced a new CEO this week.Read more
Strong consumer confidence and employment rates are predictors of a positive holiday season but not all retailers well benefit from the uptick—only those that learned from last year and successfully implemented their transformation plans.Read more
An uptick in circular industry initiatives has prompted brands, and apparel organizations to make sustainability a priority in their supply chains.Read more