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18.05.2022

Texprocess 2022

Texprocess is the leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials. It will take place from 21 – 24 June 2022 in Frankfurt am Main.

We are look forward to advice you find ideal sewing thread solutions for your application in the fields in the fields of apparel, technical textiles and automotive.

We look ahead to a personal conversation – visit us at our booth C10 in hall 9.0.

 

04.05.2022

Elevate Textiles Releases 2022 Sustainability Report

Increases industry leadership and reports significant progress against key sustainability goals

Elevate Textiles, a global provider of advanced, high quality products and mission critical textile solutions, is excited to release its 2022 Sustainability Report. Elevate Textiles and its distinguished brands including American & Efird (A&E), Burlington, Cone Denim, Gütermann, and Safety Components report on recent actions to advance its commitments and updates to the company’s 2025 Sustainability Goals.

Within the report, Elevate Textiles outlines progress on its Ten Threads of Sustainability, an internal program with a focus on driving sustainably sourced fibers, reduced water consumption, and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. The Ten Threads guide sustainable decision-making throughout Elevate Textiles and support the company’s 2025 Sustainability Goals. The 2022 Annual Report shares the company’s participation and leadership in global industry collaborations and alignment with the UN Global Compact’s Principles and highlights where Elevate’s actions directly support key UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) commitments.

“We continue to drive meaningful actions across our brands and operations. As a valued supply partner, Elevate Textiles and our brands are committed to understanding our customers’ sustainability objectives, while driving actions to achieve key targets, and doing our part to be good environmental stewards,” said Sim Skinner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Elevate Textiles. “We have many ‘wins’ to share and significant work still ahead.”

The 2022 Sustainability Report highlights Elevate’s progress and key achievements over the past year, including:

  • First global textile manufacturer to receive validation of its Science Based Target goals to include increasing the company’s ambition by raising reduction targets.
  • 8.2% reduction in absolute greenhouse gases since 2019 (updated baseline year.)
  • Installation of the company’s first rooftop solar project in China, increasing uptake of renewable energy.
  • 22.1% reduction of absolute global water usage since 2016.
  • Increased global alignment with the ZDHC Manufacturer’s Restricted Substance List (MRSL).

“We are pleased with the progress we have made since our last report as we ramp up our efforts to achieve our sustainability goals and support the sustainability strategies of our customers,” said Jimmy Summers, Chief Sustainability Officer for Elevate Textiles. “We commit to take the steps necessary to meet our commitments and continue our collaboration and support of industry and global sustainability initiatives, ensuring accountability and transparency.”

Download Sustainability Report

07.04.2022

A&E Gütermann is an innovation partner in ski jumping

A&E Gütermann has started a new cooperation project with the Olympic Base in Freiburg-Schwarzwald and the Baden-Württemberg ski associations.

A&E Gütermann is supporting the production of professional ski jumping suits as part of the cooperation project that has been in place since autumn 2021 with the Olympic Base Freiburg-Schwarzwald and the Baden-Württemberg ski associations. The suits, which were previously made from home, are optimised through the cooperation with A&E Gütermann in order to support the next generation of athletes in ski jumping and nordic combined.

In addition to sponsoring the sewing threads, A&E Gütermann also provides support with expert knowledge on sewing threads and seam structure. Facilities (the A&E Gütermann Seam Competence Center) and sewing for producing the ski jumping suits will also be provided. “The support of A&E Gütermann means that we can now equip our young athletes in the junior teams with tailor-made ski jumping suits,” says Thomas Redhaber, Olympic Base Manager Freiburg-Schwarzwald. “This motivates the ambitious young athletes to deliver their best performances: one of my athletes recently achieved the bronze medal at the Junior World Championships in Poland,” adds Rolf Schilli, trainer of the young athletes. With this cooperation, A&E Gütermann aims to promote local youth sports. Thanks to the pleasant cooperation over the past few months, everyone involved can look back on a positive ski jumping season 2021/2022.

Success in the “Gütermann suits”:

Nathalie Armbruster (nordic combined):
Junior World Cup Single: Bronze Medal
Junior World Championship Mixed Relay: Gold Medal

Janne Holz (ski jump):
Victory in the Student Grand Prix

Trainers:
Andreas Günter, Ski Jumping
Rolf Schilli, Ski Jumping
Thomas Krause, Nordic Combined