About us

Our timeline began in 1927, when multi-head embroidery came to life and the first program-controlled embroidery machine came onto the market. We designed the necessary artisan drawings and produced the corresponding punch cards / embroidery programs. The machine needed these programs to produce the embroidery.

Almost half a century later, we laid the foundation for yet another success story: In 1968, the era of our embroidery materials began. First of all, we focussed on the area of commercial embroidery on multi-head machines, later also on the retail sector for home sewing and embroidery.

Starting in 1985, we quickly became the market leader in home sewing and embroidery in the USA with Sulky of America.

At the beginning of the 1990s, sales activities for this sector began in Europe and the company successfully recruited haberdasherydistribution partners who sold SULKY products to the haberdashery stores. In many countries, partnerships were created with well-known sewing machine manufacturers.

2005 marks another milestone in our company's history. In Gütermann we find a suitable distribution partner to offer the SULKY products internationally. Since then, the "SULKY" label has been offered with a large number of threads, nonwovens, stabilizers and auxiliary materials through two sales partners worldwide:

  • Sulky of America, for the markets USA, Canada and Mexico
  • Gütermann for all countries of the world, except USA, Canada and Mexico

In January 2017 the SULKY Onlineshop was launched. There, creative people will find our SULKY products for their needs - around the clock, 7 days a week. In addition, the shop provides comprehensive information on the use of all our products as well as free DIY Projects.

The Gütermann company will continue to offer the SULKY threads through specialist retailers and will stay in partnership with us.