International Textile Group Becomes Elevate Textiles Following Integration with American & Efird

Posted on January 22, 2019 by jblackburn

A&E, Burlington, Cone Denim, Gütermann and Safety Components

Join Forces Under New Corporate Brand

Charlotte, NC (January 22, 2019) – International Textile Group (ITG) announced today the launch of a new name and corporate identity, Elevate Textiles, Inc. (“Elevate”). The new company replaces ITG as the parent company of American & Efird, Burlington, Cone Denim, Gütermann and Safety Components, creating a portfolio of leading global brands that provide innovative solutions and premium textile products throughout the world. Elevate Textiles was born out of the integration of A&E and ITG last year under the leadership of Platinum Equity, which acquired ITG in 2016 and American & Efird in 2018.

Elevate Textiles services 25,000 customers in over 100 countries and across six continents via a global footprint that includes 37 facilities and over 15,000 employees, representing a textile company without parallel in the industry. Our combined company offers customers an unprecedented breadth of textile products and solutions ranging from performance-driven and specialty apparel fabrics, high quality denims, advanced technical fabrics, and premium industrial and consumer sewing threads.

The new parent company will establish its global headquarters in Charlotte, NC. Current offices in Greensboro, NC and Mount Holly, NC will remain as divisional headquarters for the respective fabrics and threads portfolio brands.

Elevate Textiles offers a new, innovative approach to the textiles sector, providing both premium fabric and thread solutions globally. As a consolidated platform, Elevate Textiles will continue to focus on operational excellence, safety, and environmental sustainability, with an integrated approach to supply chain, R&D, and procurement. Elevate Textiles is committed to growth through customer collaboration, innovative product development, and delivery of premium, mission-critical textile solutions globally. Learn more at

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