Madeira Garnfabrik Rudolf Schmidt KG

Freiburg im Breisgau

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Employees 400
Certifications OEKO-TEX®, ISO 9001

Madeira Garnfabrik Rudolf Schmidt KG

Since 1919, the Freiburg-based family-run enterprise, now in the third generation, has produced and distributed high-quality threads and accessories for industrial embroidery machines. With many business partners and subsidiaries around the globe and an international distribution and logistics network, Madeira has in the meantime become one of the leading embroidery thread producers. Their product range includes:

  • Decorative and effect threads, classic viscose, glossy and matte polyester threads, woolen threads, transparent and fluorescent effect threads, and a comprehensive range of metallic threads
  • Technical threads: conductive and insulating threads for use in smart textiles, and flame-retardant threads.
  • Embroidery backings, films, and other accessories


Product innovation:

Embroidery threads for technical and decorative applications

HC – highly conductive threads:
Fully silver-plated polyamide thread for optimal conductivity and flexible geometries in the area of smart textiles. Actuators, sensors, or LEDs can thus be contacted via embroidering, clamping, or gluing. Depending on the type of embroidery seam, nominal resistances can be adjusted to the function of the e-textiles.

CR – smooth-running metallic thread:
Easy to use machine thread for decorative embroidery designs. It features high abrasion resistance and can be washed at high temperatures. CR can be used for machine embroidering without any adjustments and is certified under the OEKO-TEX standard 100, product class I.

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