Stories & Facts

Hangtags in use on a t-shirt and jacket

Making the Coats brand more ‘visible’ in China

When we buy clothes we probably don’t often think about the thread holding them together, yet the quality of that thread is as important as the cloth, the cut and the skill needed to create the finished product.

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Pick a colour, any colour…there are some 10 million to choose from

Pick a colour, any colour……there are some 10 million to choose from

As anyone working in the apparel and footwear industry knows – colour is a crucial aspect of fashion – the latest trends can be defined as much by colour, as by brand or product material.  Measuring colour accurately is critically important – but also incredibly challenging as the human eye can distinguish over 10 million different colours.

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A wheel arch made from fibre sounds unlikely but our latest innovation has made this a reality for a high-performance sports car.

A wheel arch made from fibre sounds unlikely….

A wheel arch made from fibre sounds unlikely but our latest innovation has made this a reality for a high-performance sports car.

We recently launched Synergex – a range of advanced composite fibres with high levels of hybrid fibre integrity and performance that can be processed into fabric form using technologies such as commingling and twisting.

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How our pop-up R&D teams apply their on-the-ground expertise

How our pop-up R&D teams apply their on-the-ground expertise

Coats has always been a leading name in innovation: you don’t get to be a company with a 250-year history unless you keep ahead of developments in the industry.

In the past – like many companies – we ran a traditional standalone research and development (R&D) department. Based in Paisley, this department was responsible for much of our ground-breaking work on colour algorithms which are still used throughout the industry today. That department is now part of the manufacturing side of the business, but the rest of our R&D function has taken a radical turn.

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