Use E-Zee Weblon No Show Backing When Embroidering on Performance Wear

April 24, 2012




Use E-Zee Weblon No Show Backing When Embroidering on Performance Wear


Laconia, NH – Currently over a $6 billion industry, performance wear can present an embroiderer with some definite challenges. With the performance wear market expected to hit $7.6 billion by 2014 (Market Research firm, Research and Markets, Dublin, Ireland), it would benefit most embroidery businesses to understand which backing to use when embroidering on a fabric that can be skinny, slippery, stretchy – or all of these wrapped into one! And based on the broad definition of performance wear (it’s the garment that is performing…not necessarily the one wearing it!) and the prevalent use of polyester in garments today, it could very well be that performance wear represents the bulk of your orders.


E-Zee Weblon No Show is a low profile, soft and sheer Cut Away backing available from the E-Zee Backing & Topping® division of Madeira USA. Made of 100% embossed nylon, it provides low visibility, and was designed specifically to be used on performance wear and moisture wicking fabrics. A single piece will work for designs of up to 8,000 stitches. For larger designs you may want to use two pieces. And for particularly stretchy items, try this: first lay down a piece of 1.0 oz. E-Zee Tear Lightweight; then place a piece of E-Zee Weblon No Show over that, and finally the garment. Embroider the design. Tear away the E-Zee Tear® Lightweight, then cut away the excess E-Zee Weblon No Show. The result is a low profile, no-show backing, with no risk of producing a “badge effect.”


You can get E-Zee Weblon No Show in pre-cuts and rolls, in various sizes. It is available in white, black and beige, in weights of 1 to 1.5 oz., plus a fusible version that is 1.65 oz. For those with eco-friendly concerns, E-Zee Weblon No Show is free from all formaldehyde. There is even a flame resistant Weblon Mesh, available in pre-cuts and roll, that is 1.6 oz, for those with safety concerns.

For additional information, please contact Madeira USA through or at 800 225-3001. If you need further assistance please ask for Alice Wolf, marketing communications director at or at extension 107.

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 12 U.S. locations, more than any other embroidery supplier nationwide. For more information, visit  •  800-225-3001