In the embroidery industry latest news, Madeira, a big textile producing company based in Germany, is beginning to mix in recycled goods in their production on their Polyneon #40, a popular embroidery thread. After development, research and testing, Madeira is getting closer to creating bleachable, easy running embroidery thread with added recycled plastics. They also need to make sure that the price, colour and quality are not changed.
The fashion industry has been promoting the use of eco-friendly and recycled materials, in fact, most of the embroidery industry latest news would involve going green. Madeira Germany’s Commercial Director Martin Lohe, who is responsible for the company’s IT, manufacturing and logistics explains that they are confident that they are doing a good job in investing on research on recyclable material. The company is committed to bring a very big amount of recycled polyester to their Polyneon embroidery threads production. They are setting a goal to reach at least 30% of their raw materials being used in making these threads is from recycled materials.
The process of figuring out what the effects of the threads and colours is painstaking and slow. The company needed to spend a lot of time analysing each step and angle to produce a favourable result. Something that had good quality, while containing their 30% recycled material goal. This challenged because the company a lot of time and setbacks, however they are definitely getting closer and closer to refining their product. Progress has been slow, but it is steady.
Another issue that was raised is that the use of recycled polyester in the production of the threads needed more energy. However, the company does not use any crude oil, one of the biggest contributors to the planet’s waist problem, in their production. Martin Lohe pointed out that their realistic 30% goal is reasonable to help play their part in taking care of the planet. He said that this percentage allows them to keep their prices stable, maintain their extensive colour range and provide the best product to their customers.
Madeira proudly publicly announced their newest link with in a line of quality and resource management which includes the production of threads that have the highest certifications and standards by many different environmental organizations nationally and internationally. From manufacturing the raw materials needed to make the threads to the production of the finished goods, the company continues to lead in adhering to environmental, safety, and global concerns.
Madeira is one of the oldest companies that produce embroidery thread in Germany. The company started operation in 1919 and has been a leading industry giant ever since. Madeira’s production line comprises the industry’s biggest selection of E-Zee Backing, Topping products, and specialty threads. They also produce accessories and bobbins for all sewing needs. Madeira caters to clients found all over the world.