Madeira Launches a New Cotton Blend Embroidery Thread

February 13, 2015

Madeira Launches a New Cotton Blend Embroidery Thread

Laconia, NH – New from Madeira to the Decorated Apparel Market is an embroidery thread that offers the rugged appearance of cotton with the durability of acrylic. At 50% cotton and 50% acrylic, Madeira’s new BurmilanaCo is a cousin to its popular 50/50 wool/acrylic blend, Burmilana.  The new BurmilanaCo is a 12 weight machine embroidery thread that offers a hand-embroidered look. Available in 72 colors, it is more economical than the wool blend, is easy to run and provides a beautiful, subtle stitch out. While 65 of its colors are solid, 7 are a soft, stylish mélange of related tones.

Madeira USA president Shirley Clark explains, “When we learned of the worldwide designers and decision makers that Madeira Germany has sent this new thread to, we knew we wanted to offer it to our customers here in the U.S. It is unique, bold, easy to run, and makes a very strong statement. For those who are fashion-minded, whether keeping up with trends or setting them, I think they will be extremely interested in seeing what this new specialty thread can produce.”

With a natural, soft hand, BurmilanaCo is an excellent choice for chenille embroidery, chain stitch, fringing, decorative seams and other special effects. Due to its thicker weight, the use of a #100/16 needle is recommended, as well as slightly tightening the tension on the embroidery machine. A sheet of full suggestions for optimal use is available from Madeira USA. BurmilanaCo has been tested and cleared to be free from any harmful substances by the international Oeko-Tex organization, receiving a Class 1 rating, which clears the thread for use on baby clothes.


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About Madeira USA
Founded in Freiburg, Germany, in 1919, Madeira is a global leader in the production of high quality embroidery threads for the decorated apparel and home fashion markets. The Madeira product line includes the industry’s largest selection of specialty threads, E-Zee Backing & Topping® products, plus a complete line of bobbins and accessories. Today, Madeira services its clients from operations in the USA, Europe, Japan, and key Asian markets. The company ships from 13 U.S. Customer Service Centers, more than any other embroidery supplier nationwide. For more information, visit  •  800-225-3001