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 REPREVE – from fabric and yarn to sewing thread, and our innovative teams collaborated to deliver an economic, high quality, sustainable, premium sewing thread to fill this space by creating Perma Core® using REPREVE®.”
Perma Core® using REPREVE® combines a recycled continuous filament polyester core and A&E’s signature quality polyester staple wrap to produce a high quality, eco-friendly industrial sewing thread. It 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 colour range.
“Consumers are looking for products and brands that are environmentally responsible from start to finish. With Perma Core® using REPREVE®, brands can be confident that their products are sewn with eco-friendly thread. At Unifi, we’re dedicated to providing a transparent recycled product through our U Trust™ program with Fiberprint™ technology, which verifies products contain REPREVE in the right amounts. We are proud to be associated with A&E and to support their environmental initiatives,” said Jay Hertwig, Vice President – Global Brand Sales & Marketing and Product Development, Unifi.