E-ZEE Green Cut for a 100% sustainable embroidery

The fashion industry is becoming more environmentally aware and every small change towards sustainability counts. E-ZEE Green Cut is our responsibly produced, cut-away backing made from 100% recycled polyester. Together with Madeira Polyneon Green and Polyneon Green bobbin thread, we make it possible for you to create a 100% sustainably produced, premium embroidery. 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. This marks an important step for Madeira in supporting a circular economy.

Quick facts


Cut-away backing


Made from 100% recycled polyester


Available in 45g/m2 and 80g/m2

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Pre-cut rolls in 20, 30 and 100 cm

Fitting features

The sustainable E-ZEE Green Cut backing is available in two weights of 80 g/m2 and 45 g/m2. The heavier E-ZEE Green Cut 80 offers excellent stabilisation for thick fabrics with large designs, while E-ZEE Green Cut 45 is thinner and more flexible, with the ability to stabilise in all directions. Due to the non-stretch feature, these backings will not slip on the embroidery frame.

E-ZEE Green Cut also comes in convenient rolls of 20, 30 and 100 cm widths to avoid waste and time when cutting to fit. The larger 100 cm roll is suitable for larger designs, while the smaller rolls are ideal for daily use as they fit standard embroidery frames, from 9.5-19.5 cm (20 cm width) and 21.5-24 cm (30 cm width).

E-ZEE Green Cut supports more than your embroidery

Responsibly produced

E-ZEE Green Cut is manufactured using post-consumer PET bottles:

  1. Collected PET bottles are cleaned and prepared for further processing.

2. + 3. The bottles are shredded into flakes, formed into chips and melted to a liquid.

4. + 5. The melt is spun out through a nozzle with hot air and transformed into wafer-thin filaments which are blown onto a conveyor belt at high speed to form a web.

6. This process creates the nonwoven sustainable embroidery backing.


The E-ZEE Green Cut backing is tested and certified according to OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100, product class I, Annex 6. Product class I has very strict test parameters and guarantees that the backings are fit for use on textile articles for babies and toddlers. Annex 6 is a voluntary additional test with tightened limit values for various substances and ensures no ecologically harmful chemicals are used.


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E-ZEE Green Cut is the basis for creating a 100% rPES embroidery. When this backing is paired with Polyneon Green top and bobbin threads and used on fabric also made from rPES, the result is an embroidered garment that matches the principle of a circular economy. All three Madeira products come from recycled polyester and when combined, they create a resource-saving embroidery.



E-ZEE Green Cut is made of 100% GRS recycled polyester (rPES) and certified by ECOCERT Greenlife, Licence Number 240979, learn more at TextileExchange/Standard. The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is a third-party certification that proves the origin and amount of recycled materials used to produce E-ZEE Green Cut stabilisers. The entire supply chain fulfils the social, chemical and environmental requirements of the GRS.


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Versatile options

The main purpose of a stabiliser is to prevent the fabric from moving during embroidery. Particularly thick fabrics with large motifs and stretchy textiles are moving easily and require more stabilisation. The perfectly supporting backing needs to be chosen depending on fabric and embroidery size. E-ZEE Green Cut is versatile in use as it comes in two weights to also suit more challenging materials like fabrics for workwear and functional garments as well as heavy knitwear and stretchy textiles.


E-ZEE Green Cut makes your embroidery last sustainably!

E-ZEE Green Cut 45

This thinner backing is ideal for light, stretchy fabrics and medium-heavy elastic woven fabrics which can distort easily when embroidered and therefore require more stabilisation. E-ZEE Green Cut 45 can be used for softshell jackets, hiking trousers, light woven shirts, blouses, business dresses, knitted pullovers, cardigans and sweatshirts.

E-ZEE Green Cut 80

A thick and stable backing that’s perfect when embroidering onto medium to heavy fabrics that are woven or stretchy woven, such as suits, jackets, work overalls, denim or bags.


Hoop-sized sustainability

E-ZEE Green Cut comes in convenient rolls of 20, 30 and 100 cm width. The two smaller rolls optimally support day-to-day work as they fit most standard embroidery frames from 95 mm to 195 mm (20 cm width) and from 215 mm to 240 mm (30 cm width). This additional benefit avoids waste and time-consuming cutting to fit.

Art.no: 052GRC
cut-away backing
black and white
20cm, 30cm, 100cm widht on 100 metre rolls
45g/m2, 80g/m2
(we are requesting this information because we work exclusively with commercial businesses)

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