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Sewing threads for sustainability

With our range of recycled sewing threads, we are taking responsibility for the environment and conserving natural resources.

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OUR CONTRIBUTION TO SUSTAINABLE TEXTILES

Sustainable textiles are increasingly doing without the classic raw materials cotton and crude oil. In 2011 A&E Gütermann successfully set the first milestone in sustainability with the introduction of the first recycled yarn Mara rPET. Back then we were the first sewing thread manufacturer in the world to offer a sustainable thread alternative made from 100 % recycled polyester.

Recyceld sewing threads are:

  • recycelt

    100 % recycled polyester and nylon

  • Qualitativ hochwertige Nähfäden

    high quality sewing threads

  • Vielfältige Anwendungen

    suitable for a wide range of applications

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FROM FAST FASHION TO SLOW FASHION

We encounter textiles every day in many different ways, whether as clothing, towels, seat covers, upholstered furniture or medical applications. Sustainability is paramount at every manufacturing step. Sustainability starts with product design. In the apparel industry, the trend is increasingly towards slow fashion. More and more high-quality products are being used that have a long service life and recycled materials. Sustainability is also an ongoing process at A&E Gütermann.

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SUSTAINABLE FASHION

Sustainable fashion is called sustainable and fair when the production focuses on the well-being of people and the environment. The focus is on ecological and social aspects. These include resource-saving processes with low water and energy consumption, the use of recycled, biodegradable materials, regional production and fair and social working conditions.

How is recycled sewing thread made?

The raw material is obtained from recycled PET bottles.

The PET bottles are washed and chopped into flakes. When the Flakes are melted down, they turn into granules …

… which are respun into thread …

… and form the basis for our sustainable sewing threads.

Thread Guide Sustainability

Use our Thread Guide to find suitable sewing thread solutions for your application. With our product selection tool, you can filter by specific criteria that your product must meet with just a few mouse clicks. Our Thread Guide highlights the products that are right for you. Do you have questions or need detailed advice? Feel free to contact us!

  • Construction Tear and abrasion resistant High Sewing Speed Piece dyeing Available tickets Read more …

    Mara rPET (100% polyester recycled) is technologically comparable to our standard Mara. High-quality recycled filaments are used in production. The thread is GRS and Oeko-Tex certified.

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    Tera rPET (100% polyester recycled) is designed to be the best recycled continuous filament on the market. Tera rPET corresponds to non-recycled continuous filaments. Tera rPET is GRS and Oeko-Tex certified.

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    Perma Core ECO100 (100% polyester recycled) is the perfect solution for sewing clothing and home textiles. The thread is GRS and Oeko-Tex certified.

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    Lyocell (100% lyocell) is made of natural fibre and is natural-fiber. Lyocell is ideal for dyeing garments made from cotton or cellulosic fibres.

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    Calora rPET is our recycled solution for the automotive sector.

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    No suitable solution? We will be happy to advise you on your individual solution.

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  • Micro Core Technology
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  • Colorfastness
  • UV resistant
  • Seawater resistant
  • Water repellent
  • Quilting effect
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We provide advice on application techniques to the best of our knowledge and with due diligence. However, any statements or information about the products’ suitability and application do not release the customer from its obligation to do its own tests and trials for establishing the products’ suitability for the intended processes and purposes.

COLOR COMPARISON MARA RPET VS. MARA

Like our original products, we also offer our threads made from recycled polyester in a wide range of colours. The recycled raw material is darker than the non-recycled material. Thanks to our dyeing expertise, however, the colour difference in the dyed thread is minimal.

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HIGH TEAR RESISTANCE

Recycling is a process of reusing raw materials – meaning the material has been in use before. Nevertheless, our recycled products are in no way inferior to the original materials in terms of quality. Mara rPET offers the best sewing properties and tear resistance, which are at the same high level as a non-recycled thread.

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