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Coats launches Better Cotton Initiative™ certified thread

29 May 2019: Coats, the world’s leading industrial thread company, has launched two new 100% cotton products. Tre Cerchi Vero and Tre Cerchi Vero+ are both certified by the Better Cotton Initiative™ (BCI) as being made from sustainable raw materials.

Adrian Elliott, President, Apparel and Footwear, Coats, said: 'As our customers strive to achieve their sustainability goals, we can support them by exploring innovative solutions and products which are independently verified as being made from sustainable raw materials. We are doing our part to contribute to an end product that the consumer can trust has been made as sustainably as possible and without compromising on quality and performance.'

BCI is the largest cotton sustainability programme in the world. It exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future. It aims to transform cotton production worldwide by developing Better Cotton as a sustainable mainstream commodity.

In addition, Tre Cerchi Vero+ is Cradle to Cradle™ approved for its dyes and chemicals. The Cradle to Cradle™ Products Innovation Institute is a non-profit organisation which administers the standard. Completely free of harmful substances, including pesticides, Tre Cerchi Vero+ is an eco-friendly solution for seams on a wide range of products. Developed with premium quality long-staple fibres, it achieves the natural look of cotton while enhancing productivity.

Through continual development and pioneering work through global teams and communities, Coats has been able to create the two new 100% cotton threads that offer uncompromising looks and performance in a completely sustainable package.

The Tre Cerchi products extend Coats' existing range of sustainable threads. Launched in 2018, EcoVerde, a revolutionary product range including Coats Epic Ecoverde and Coats Gramax EcoVerde, feature 100% recycled sewing thread. EcoVerde offers the same proven level of performance as the industry's leading non-recycled threads.

In March, Coats published its first sustainability report. 'Pioneering a sustainable future' also launched a sustainability strategy which set out seven ambitious targets in order to accelerate the company's progress towards a more sustainable future.

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For more information contact:
Kristina Blissett, Head of Group Communications
kristina.blissett@coats.com
T +44 (0)208 210 5084, M +44 (0)7714 539887

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About Coats

Coats is the world’s leading industrial thread company. At home in some 50 countries, Coats has a workforce of 18,000 people across six continents. Revenues in 2018 were US$1.4bn.

Coats’ pioneering history and innovative culture ensure the company leads the way around the world. It provides complementary and value added products, services and software solutions to the apparel and footwear industries. It applies innovative techniques to develop high technology Performance Materials threads, yarns and fabrics in areas such as automotive, composites, fibre optics and Oil and Gas.

Headquartered in the UK, Coats is a FTSE 250 company and a constituent of the FTSE4Good UK Index. It is also the Official Thread Supplier to the Royal Shakespeare Company.

  • Coats Epic EcoVerde is the world’s first 100% recycled premium sewing thread
  • Each year we make enough thread to go into 8 billion pairs of jeans – that is one for every person on the planet
  • Every month Coats produces enough thread to stretch all the way to the sun
  • More than 450 million pairs of shoes are made every year using Coats’ thread
  • More than 100 million car airbags are made using Coats’ Performance Materials thread every year
  • In 1879 Thomas Edison used Coats’ thread in his experiments to invent the light bulb
  • Our flame retardant Performance Materials threads can withstand temperatures as high as 1,000 degrees Celsius

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