by Dunja Hoejenbos

A&E (Elevate Textiles)

Taking textiles to a whole new level

We are a collection of top textile companies and brands providing comprehensive, global product solutions across many diverse industries, focused on innovation, sustainability, and heritage craftsmanship.

Our products make life safer or simply better, from distinguished fabric brands to thread solutions for automotive, apparel, interior furnishing, and specialty products. We anticipate and create, so our customers always stay ahead of not only what’s next, but what’s beyond next.

Founded 1891 — As one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles, A&E provides global solutions to the apparel, automotive, home furnishings, medical, footwear, and other industrial markets with capabilities that extend from Asia to  Europe to the Americas. www.amefird.com

Founded 1891 — A worldwide leader in denim innovation, Cone Denim’s unparalleled expertise and advanced capabilities have serviced and inspired the global market for more than 125 years, offering unique collections of sustainable and innovative performance, stretch, selvage, natural indigos, polyester, and bi-component denims. www.conedenim.com

Founded 1864 — As one of the world’s premier thread manufacturers, Gütermann has been making quality thread products for more than 150 years servicing both industrial and commercial sectors globally. www.guetermann.com

Founded 1923 — With close to a century of industry leadership, Burlington is driven to develop sustainable, next generation textile technology and fabrics including performance synthetics, cottons, worsted wool, and blended fabric, serving the military, performance apparel, medical and cleanroom, interior furnishings, uniform, and workwear markets. www.burlingtonfabrics.com

Founded 1912 — A global leader in technology-driven fabric solutions and other high performance textiles, for first responders, military, outdoor, marine, and automotive use, Safety Components has provided innovative solutions to customers for more than 100 years. www.safetycomponents.com