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Madeira's Green Commitment



The Green Company

with the Green Logo


For nearly 100 years, Madeira has set the world standard for manufacturing and distributing embroidery thread within an ethical and eco-friendly environment. Adhering from the start to the principles of Re-think, Reduce, Re-use and Recycle, Madeira maintains its “choice of market leaders” status by taking a position of responsibility and accountability…

At the production level...

  • Raw materials are purchased only from accredited sources
  • Sources for raw goods must hold ISO and/or Oeko-Tex certificates
  • Dying process reduces water consumption by 60% with acquaZero® process
  • Water that is used is purified and returned to the environment
  • In order to reduce emissions, natural gas is used for energy
  • Heat is recycled from other processes for the thread drying system
  • Over 4 years, Madeira reduced energy consumption by 40%
  • Ethical code of conduct for employees around the globe
  • Employees are guaranteed high standards of health and safety
  • Minimum age requirements for employees are strictly enforced
  • Madeira exercises social responsibility through contributions
  • Financial contributions are made to Unicef, World Wildlife Fund and local causes