About us

Madeira’s head office is in Freiburg, in south west Germany, where the company was founded by the grandfather of the current owners, almost ninety years ago.  Madeira UK was one of the first Madeira daughter companies when it was established in 1983. It is now one of seventeen Madeira companies worldwide, alongside the many global agents and distributors.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside in Melmerby near Ripon, North Yorkshire, England, Madeira UK has the added advantage of being two minutes from the centre of the A1M major trunk road system, leading from London to Edinburgh and linking with strategic east to west routes. International airports, major train routes and even docks are around one hour away, so receipt of stock and despatch to customer premises is always speedy and efficient.

The modern warehouse at Madeira UK holds embroidery and sewing threads produced by the parent company, together with accessories such as needles, toppings and backings, scissors, felts, sprays and prewound bobbins from quality suppliers worldwide. All supplies for a one stop shopping experience…    

Philosophy: Constant Improvement

If you don't constantly try to improve, then you cease to be the best. MADEIRA's corporate philosophy is one of continual improvement.

We don't rest on our laurels simply because we count amongst the leading manufacturers of high quality embroidery threads in the world. MADEIRA wants more. Our customers rightly expect a know-how above average, inexhaustible creativity and a sense of responsibility towards our environment.

Consequently part of our company philosophy is the constant endeavor to recognise trends and styles in fashion at an early stage and to react in a superior manner.

No easy task. But we are used to taking up challenges. For our clients' benefit..