Amann claims global first
The raw material for Amann Lifecycle threads is obtained from recycled fishing nets and textile waste.
Sewing thread manufacturer Amann Group has been awarded a gold cradle-to-cradle certification for its new 'Lifecycle' product. This accolade applies to products that are compostable or completely recyclable and generate zero waste. Amann quality director Jörg Bühler, remarked: "We are proud to be the first sewing thread manufacturer worldwide to offer our gold-certified cradle-to-cradle sewing thread."
The company is said to have been making its products more sustainable by selecting recycled and natural materials for some years. Amann offers a guaranteed 'maximum recyclability' for its Lifecycle threads, the raw material being obtained from recycled fishing nets and other textile waste. No silicones are reportedly used to make this thread, and only compostable dyes are selected.
Amann was founded in 1854 and has headquarters near Stuttgart, Germany. The company has more than 2,300 employees in over 100 countries. worldwide and production facilities in Europe and Asia.
This article was originally published on page 4 of the April 2020 issue of SATRA Bulletin.