POLY Polyester Embroidery Thread

POLY is a durable polyester machine thread and the top polyester embroidery thread choice for embroidering blanks and garments subject to routine heavy usage. For 80 years our thread has been a trusted product that truly works.

POLY is a 100% polyester thread that is manufactured in Germany. Our polyester thread is designed for high-speed, commercial embroidery and monogramming machines. Due to its pliability, it is marked by its ease of use. Also, POLY not only has a beautiful, silky sheen but is incredibly durable.


  • Ideal Choice: Poly thread is perfect for company uniforms, work clothes, jeans, caps, linens and more. Even suitable for greasy restaurant and auto shop usage where the heavy laundering is required.
  • Colorfast to Chlorine: Polyester embroidery thread is tear resistant and colorfast to chlorine; high water temperatures and bleach do not compromise its integrity.
  • Bright and Vivid Colors: We offer a wide variety of bright and vivid colors that last through large number of wash cycles.
  • Pantone Color Matching: We carry a large number of colors for Pantone color matching. We offer a 1-48 hour turn around, on matching of your existing thread colors to Gunold's colors.
  • Long Lasting Durability: Retains its vibrancy even when subjected to tough industrial conditions. Gunold polyester thread is used by many commercial embroiderers of industrial garments.
  • Fewer Thread Breaks: With our poly embroidery thread you will experience far fewer thread breaks. Ideal for multi-head environment where thread breaks can be costly.
  • Easy to Run: Many Gunold customers use polyester thread almost exclusively because of how easy it is to run on commercial embroidery machines. Whether you’re running the largest 100+ head commercial embroidery machine operations or a smaller thread boutique, we can save you time and money with ease.
POLY- Durable Polyester Embroidery Thread

Try It!

Do you want to stand head and shoulders above your competition? Set your business apart with embroidery sewouts made with our 60-weight polyester embroidery thread. It’s perfect for those areas that require tight stitches confined to a small space (such as small letters). 60-weight thread adds fine details and extra embroidery dimension and clarity. Try it - we believe you will become a lifelong fan.

Starter Kits

With any of our three starter kits, you will experience for yourself our high quality commercial machine embroidery thread available anywhere at wholesale pricing.

  • Starter Kit: This 40-weight thread kit contains 27 mini-king spools in our most popular colors.
  • Starter Kit: 60-weight thread kit for a crisp look when embroidering small print or fine detail designs, 27 mini-king spools per kit. 
  • Starter Kit: 40-weight thread kit contains 292 solid colored mini-king spools and 8 neon colored mini-king spools. Included in the kit are 3 wooden racks. Each rack has 120 pegs to hold the 1,100 yard mini-king cones. Racks can be used free standing or hung on a wall.