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Welcome To Bear Threads

Online Catalog

Please visit our online catalog to view our products with photos and details.

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Swiss Embroidery

Our embroideries use a smaller thread and higher stitch count to create a superior product.

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Swiss Fabrics

Bear Threads‘ fabric collection consists of over 60 fine natural fiber fabrics.

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Check out some of our completed works to get some ideas for your next project.

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First Time Visitor?

Bear Threads, Ltd has the largest selection of Fine French Laces, Swiss Fabrics and Swiss Embroideries in the country. Please know that it would be impossible to continually update our website with every color and width of trim available. If you are looking for something, new or vintage, please give us a call so that we might locate it for you. We have the largest inventory of Malines in the industry IN STOCK, although not all are pictured on the website. Please call to inquire. Our Swiss Embroideries are renowned worldwide as the finest available.

Our Newsletter, Bear In Mind, has been published since 2009 and is a wealth of information and education. Published 10 times a year you will find all old issues under the tab ‘NEWS’. We now have an index whereby you may type in a key word and you will be directed to all issues relating to that subject. To use the index press Control and F keys on your computer keyboard simultaneously. A box will appear in the upper right hand quadrant of your screen. Type in the subject for which you are searching and the search engine will start at the oldest issue moving through the entire index using the previous or next tabs.

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About Bear Threads


A Closer Look At Bear Threads

Bear Threads, Ltd., founded in 1983 is the largest importer of Swiss natural fiber fabrics in North America. Exclusively a wholesaler, all of our products are produced to our specifications. All of our Swiss Embroidery designs are registered exclusives to Bear Threads, Ltd. Many French lace designs are exclusive to Bear Threads, Ltd., as well.

Due to our close working relationship with our European factories, you are assured that we offer only superior quality. In addition, we are an in-stock company. Our career record boasts 99% of all orders shipped complete within 24 hours.

Bear Threads Retailers

Since Bear Threads, Ltd. is exclusively a wholesaler, we would like to recommend the following retailers who carry a full selection of our products.