Coats becomes official Corporate Partner of the transformation of Paisley’s Museum
- 20 Mar 2023
Coats Group plc, the world’s leading manufacturer in thread and structural components for apparel and footwear, as well as an innovative pioneer in performance materials, will be supporting the transformation of the Paisley’s Museum in Scotland into an international-class visitor destination.
Coats is one of the first Corporate Partners to support this radical redesign and refurbishment of the museum that is due to open next year. The museum building was originally gifted to the people of Paisley town more than 150 years ago by Sir Peter Coats who founded Coats. This Corporate Partnership will be helping preserve Coats’ legacy for future generations.
The museum has been redesigned by international architects AL_A, and construction work is well under way to create a new wing for the A-listed Victorian building, new entrance hall, terraced outdoor garden, and refurbishment of all four museum buildings, including the Coats Observatory. The work will double the number of items which can go on display from the museum’s internationally significant collections, with the local community having co-produced displays bringing to life the stories of Paisley’s people, global influence and the Paisley pattern.
Christopher Dearing, Coats, Group Sustainability Director said: "Having Scottish heritage and worked for Coats for the past 25 years, it is great to have Coats' honouring their heritage in Paisley and providing financial support to what will be a world class facility and welcome visitor attraction for the town."
The Paisley Museum is Scotland’s biggest capital heritage development, which when it opens will welcome 125, 000 visitors a year, creating 50 jobs and is expected to boost the local economy by £79millon over the next 30 years.
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About Coats Group plc
Coats is a world leader in thread manufacturing and structural components for apparel and footwear, as well as an innovative pioneer in performance materials. These critical solutions are used to create a wide range of products, including ones that provide safety and protection for people, data, and the environment. Headquartered in the UK, Coats is a FTSE250 company and a FTSE4Good Index constituent. Revenues in 2022 were $1.6bn.
Trusted by the world's leading companies to deliver vital, innovative, and sustainable solutions, Coats provides value-adding products including apparel, accessory and footwear threads, structural components for footwear and accessories, fabrics, yarns, and software applications. Customer partners include companies from the apparel, footwear, automotive, telecoms, personal protection, and outdoor goods industries.
With a proud heritage dating back more than 250 years and spirit of evolution to constantly stay ahead of changing market needs, Coats has operations across some 50 countries with a workforce of over 17,000, serving its customers worldwide.
Coats connects talent, textiles, and technology, to make a better and more sustainable world. Worldwide, there are three dedicated Coats Innovation Hubs, where experts collaborate with partners to create the materials and products of tomorrow. It participates in the UN Global Compact and is committed to Science Based sustainability targets for 2030 and beyond, with a goal of achieving net-zero by 2050. Coats is also committed to achieving its goals in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, workplace health & safety, employee & community wellbeing, and supplier social performance.