Committed to

Superior Quality

Quality from Our Lab to Your Sewing Room

Quality from Our Lab to Your Sewing Room

When it comes to sewing machine thread, product performance is a direct result of the materials and the production technology used. At Madeira, this begins with the finest raw materials available and the most up-to-date dyeing methods. Madeira’s goal is to provide you with thread that is not only beautiful, but also reliable and cost-effective.

Madeira's quality control team uses state-of-the-art equipment to carry out tests and inspections throughout all phases of production. Testing includes inspection and testing of raw materials, strength, colorfastness, consistency, color precision and washability.

What does this mean for you?

What does this mean for you?

When you select Madeira thread for your next sewing, quilting or embroidery project, you can be sure your thread will run smoothly, with consistent beautiful color, spool after spool. When you use Madeira, you can be confident you’ve chosen thread that’s strong and colorfast – so your creativity will last for years to come.

For nearly 100 years, Madeira has been dedicated to creating the finest sewing and embroidery threads.

Madeira Established

Madeira is a family-owned company established in 1919 as “Burkhardt & Schmidt.”

Madeira No. 40

Originally a manufacturer of cotton threads, Madeira developed and launched viscose/rayon thread in the late 1950s. Madeira was the first company to successfully launch high-quality embroidery thread made from 100% pure viscose for the commercial embroidery industry.

This innovative thread named "Madeira No.40" became known worldwide. Eventually, the company name was changed to “Madeira”, which is derived from the Portuguese Island Madeira that is known for its famous embroideries.

About Madeira

Madeira is a 100 year old thread brand based in Germany and sought after around the world. Madeira is distributed to sewing and quilting shops in the United States by Tacony Corporation. Also a family-owned business, Tacony shares Madeira's commitment to high quality and our customers. Learn how you can become a Madeira retailer.

Eco-Friendly Excellence

Eco-Friendly Excellence

Madeira thread has been manufactured using techniques that have minimal impact on the environment, without sacrificing quality. Over the years, Madeira has set an industry standard for eco-friendly production and responsible practices including:

Raw materials, water conservation, certified dyeing, energy recycling, and free of harmful substances.