American & Efird seamlessly steps up its reuse and recycling efforts

US thread and textiles mammoth American & Efird boasts industry-leading sustainability practices, including water reuse systems. As concerns and regulations around water issues in the sector rise across the world, GWI discovers how it plans to stay ahead of the curve.

American & Efird is the largest US manufacturer and second-largest global manufacturer of industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles, supplying producers of apparel, automotive components, home furnishings, medical supplies and footwear. The company owns or operates 27 manufacturing facilities across 21 countries including 17 dyeing facilities.

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