A&E’s New REPREVE® Recycled Sewing Thread Targets Footwear and Non-Apparel Applications
American & Efird (A&E), a global leader in industrial sewing thread manufacturing, has introduced a recycled sewing, embroidery thread and technical textiles ‘Anefil Poly using REPREVE’.
The thread manufacturer claims that 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.
The fiber made from recycled drinking bottles is available in a comprehensive color range.
“Anefil Poly has been launched by the manufacturer in view of unavailability of an eco-friendly, performance sewing thread,” stated Chris Alt, Senior Vice President Sales in a statement issued by the company.
The need of for sustainable sewing thread within a number of market segments including footwear, automotive, and outdoor products such as luggage and handbags will be fulfilled by A&E’s new Anefil Poly.
REPEL a water repellency option for every sewing and embroidery thread and a smaller thread size of Anefil™Reflector have also been introduced by the manufacturer.
Markedly, thread manufacturer in collaboration with Unifi also launched sustainably recycled, air-entangled polyester sewing thread, ‘Magic using REPREVE’ in October last year.
The thread manufacturer which is known for its commitment to sustainability claimed to have recycled and reused 1.5+ billion litres of wastewater in last five years. This has been stated in its latest sustainability report.
Further, a 48 per cent reduction in global water consumption since 2006 has also been achieved by the company.