Madeira Green product range

Due to the textile industry’s global impact, sustainability is of particular importance. But at the same time, it is challenging. Madeira contributes to more environmental awareness by offering various supplies to create 100 % responsibly produced embroideries.

Madeira’s sustainable embroidery supplies include: Sensa Green and Sensa Green Bobbin – both embroidery threads made of 100 % TENCEL™ Lyocell; our recycled polyester threads Polyneon Green and Polyneon Green Bobbin; and E-ZEE Green Cut embroidery backing, made of 100 % recycled plastic bottles. Our green product range supports you in taking on the sustainable balancing act in the textile industry.

Embroidery threads with botanical origin

Our sustainable embroidery threads Sensa Green and Sensa Green Bobbin are very soft and persuasive with their unique silky matte look and are made from 100 % TENCEL™ Lyocell.

These fibres are extracted from responsibly grown wood using a unique closed-loop system that recovers and reuses the solvents used in production, minimising the environmental impact. The fibres are then spun into yarn and dyed, creating our amazing Sensa Green threads.

Madeira Sensa Green is a first-of-its-kind coloured lyocell machine embroidery yarn and makes it a pleasure to create sustainable embellishments and even complicated, dense designs.

Sensa Green

Sensa Green - cone detail

Sensa Green's excellent performance on industrial machines makes it a pleasure to create sustainable embellishments. This new silky matte thread comes in 144 colours and is suitable for use on eco-friendly fashions, as well as underwear, sportswear, kids' wear and interior textiles.

Art. No. 710
5.000 m
dtex 100 x 2 / den 90 x 2
65/9 - 75/11

Sensa Green Bobbin

Sensa Green Bobbin - cone detail

The responsible production of remarkable embroideries relies on even the smallest details – including the concealed underthread. This bobbin thread is the right counterpart to your colourful lyocell top threads for a consistently soft feel and professional result.

Art. No. 319
7.500 m
dtex 74 x 2 / den 66 x 2

Recycled materials for eco-conscious embroidery supplies

Polyneon Green and Polyneon Green Bobbin embroidery threads, as well as our E-ZEE Green Cut embroidery backing, are made of 100 % recycled polyester derived from post-consumer PET bottles. Our recycled products help save resources without sacrificing quality.

Polyneon Green lets your embroidery shine in 108 shades with the same premium quality as our conventional Polyneon threads. The extra-durable, resistant yarn keeps its beautiful shine even under harsh conditions.

E-ZEE Green Cut doesn’t slip on the embroidery frame and provides excellent stabilisation in all directions. Our sustainable backing option comes in 2 weights and 3 widths and is a great choice for the environmentally conscious embroiderer.

Polyneon Green

Polyneon Green 40 cone

Consistently radiant in colour, Polyneon Green is a 100 % polyester filament thread made of recycled plastic. For use in industrial machine embroideries like any standard weight 40 PES thread, its durable nature means it is able to weather harsh conditions while keeping its beautiful lustre. It is long-lasting, making it perfect for heavy-duty workwear, swimwear or interiors.

Art. No. 718
5.000 m
dtex 135 x 2 / den 120 x 2
60/8 - 75/11

Polyneon Green Bobbin

Polyneon Green Bobbin

The high-quality Polyneon Green Bobbin threads are made from 100 % recycled polyester, which is obtained from post-consumer PET bottles. They are available in white and black thread cones and are an ideal match for the rPES top threads. Fine and smooth, these bobbin threads run flawlessly on industrial embroidery machines and leave hardly any residue.

Art. No. 321
7.500 m
80 dtex x 2 / 75 den x 2
60/8 - 75/11

E-ZEE Green Cut

E-ZEE Green Cut embroidery backing

E-ZEE Green Cut is a responsibly produced cut-away backing made from 100 % recycled polyester (rPES). The use of rPES from post-consumer PET bottles prevents new waste and reduces energy consumption compared to conventional oil-based fibre – a great choice for the environmentally conscious embroiderer. 052GRC
cut-away backing
black and white
20 cm, 30 cm, 100 cm width on 100 metre rolls
45g/m2, 80g/m2

Driving sustainability in the textile industry

The core of the linear economy that the world has been following over recent decades is turning natural resources into products that become waste after use, polluting our natural environment.

In contrast, the circular economy targets zero waste and transforms the economy into a regenerative system by keeping resources, products and materials in use for longer. To improve the productivity of resources, waste materials become new input, either as a component for another industrial process or product or as a regenerative resource for nature, such as compost. The aim is to build an autonomous and sustainable society in tune with the issue of environmental resources.

Being aware that a sustainable economy is more important than ever, as resources are finite and very valuable, Madeira supports the idea of a circular economy.

Our Sensa Green threads are made from 100 % TENCEL™ Lyocell. The main ingredient is cellulose extracted from wood that comes from responsibly managed forests. The trees are grown on non-agricultural soil, are watered by the rain and do not require pesticides, fungicides or herbicides. In order to extract cellulose, the raw materials are turned into woodchips. The non-cellulosic components are then saved to create other products.

The next step turns the cellulose into a pulp from which the biodegradable lyocell fibres are derived – the same material (wood pulp) is usually required for producing paper. The TENCEL™ Lyocell fibres are manufactured by Lenzing AG, which uses a closed-loop technology that reuses the water and more than 99 % of the organic solvent.

These fibres are transported short distances and arrive at Madeira's factory in Germany, where they get their silk matte colours and become Sensa Green, a sensationally soft embroidery thread.

TENCEL™ is a brand of Lenzing AG

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For our E-ZEE Green Cut backing, we take the same approach as for our Polyneon Green threads: recycling waste. Collected PET bottles are cleaned, shredded into flakes, formed into chips and melted to a liquid. The melt is spun out through a nozzle together with hot air, thereby forming extremely fine filaments, and is blown onto a conveyor belt at high speed to form a web. This process creates our recycled embroidery backing. When plastics are reused and transformed into new products, additional waste is avoided and less energy is consumed than in the production of conventional polyester.

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All our Madeira Green products have certifications that prove they are safe for human health and the environment, as well as keeping the chain of custody and good social and environmental practices.


Polyneon Green, Sensa Green and E-ZEE Green Cut are OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified by Hohenstein HTTI.
Products labelled with this standard guarantee that they have been tested for harmful substances. The tests are carried out by independent institutes based on a comprehensive catalogue of OEKO-TEX® criteria. The tests take a wide range of substances into account, both regulated and non-regulated, that can be harmful to human health. In many cases, the limits set for STANDARD 100 are more stringent than national and international specifications.

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Polyneon Green                  Sensa Green                  E-ZEE Green Cut

GRS (Global Recycled Standard)

Polyneon Green, Polyneon Green Bobbin and E-ZEE Green Cut are certified to the GRS by ECOCERT Greenlife, Licence Number 240979.
Learn more at TextileExchange/Standard.
The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is an international, voluntary, full-product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions. The goal of the GRS is to increase the use of recycled materials in products and reduce or eliminate the harm caused by their production.

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Polyneon Green | Polyneon Green Bobbin | E-ZEE Green Cut

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