Fiberactive Organics LLC, Apex, N.C., has introduced Sewpure™ organic cotton 3-ply thread in multipurpose Tex 40 and heavy-duty Tex 70 versions. According to the company, Sewpure Tex 40 is durable enough for sportswear and home décor items, but still thin enough to be used in overlock, zig-zag and domestic sewing machines. The Tex 70 thread may be used for jeans, outerwear, duffle bags and other canvas products.
The basic thread is untreated and maintains its natural cotton color, which is suitable for manufacturers who will piece dye garments after sewing. Fiberactive plans a short range of earthly hues, and will expand the palette depending on demand. The company also reports it has the capability to produce custom-colored threads to match Pantone colors or DTM swatches. Sewpure is GOTS certified; and supplied on recyclable plastic cones and recycled content cardboard tubes, as well as packaged in compostable, vegetable-based plastic.
“Sewpure is specifically designed for customers that have had to turn away from using organic cotton thread because of strength issues,” said Julie Moore, founder, Fiberactive Organics. “It’s not enough to make organic cotton thread. If we’re generating plastic trash and greenhouse gasses in order to bring that thread to our customers we’re not doing the whole job. Being sustainable involves every part of every product, and how it’s made, and how it’s shipped.”