Sweden-based Coloreel recently introduced a thread coloring attachment called Embroline that allows instant coloring of a textile thread while it is in production. Developed for the embroidery industry, Embroline can be used with most embroidery machines without requiring modifications and offers design creation without limitations on the number of colors. According to the company, color changes can be quick or gradual to produce a smooth color changes or colored effects. “This opens up an entirely new world for designers, embroidery manufacturers and apparel customers” says Joakim Staberg, founder of Coloreel and the inventor of the technology.
The technology makes it no longer necessary to keep a large stock of embroidery colors on hand, and waste is minimal. In addition, fewer thread cuts during the embroidery process result in a higher quality embroidery
“With Embroline, the embroidery manufacturers only color exactly the amount of thread they need for each order,” said Staberg. “Thus, no thread waste and no dye disposed into wastewater.”