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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 a 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.
ProWeave™ is a unique, patented jacquard weaving technology, which makes it possible to seamlessly integrate functional and design weaving into a single sheet of materials. ProWeave™ totally transforms the way performance fabrics are made and how they look, feel and function. This innovative technology effortlessly blends diverse yarn thicknesses, weights and fabric references together – creating intricately designed fabrics with distinctive gradient, rib, waffle, colour, stretch, transparency and 3D effects. Delivering limitless functional and aesthetic options, ProWeave™ allows designers to unleash their creativity and let their imagination run wild in ways that can differentiate their products and unlock real competitive advantage. ProWeave™ allows brands to reimagine.
TENCEL™ is the flagship brand under The Lenzing Group that covers textile specialty fiber offerings derived from certified and controlled wood sources. Since 1992, the TENCEL™ brand has been driving the evolution of fiber solutions in the apparel and home textile segments through various industry-first innovations and environmentally responsible production processes. Compostable and biodegradable, TENCEL™ branded lyocell and modal fibers, as well as TENCEL™ Lyocell Filament are versatile and can be combined with a wide range of textile fibers to enhance the aesthetics and functionality of fabrics. They are also known for their smoothness, softness, moisture management, and color retention features. TENCEL™ Lyocell Filament is registered with The Vegan Society.
Both TENCEL™ Lyocell fiber and filament are produced in an environmentally sound, closed-loop process that recycles water and reuses more than 99% of organic solvent, whereas TENCEL™ Modal fiber is manufactured with a totally chlorine-free bleaching technology in an integrated production site with high environmental standards. Product brands under TENCEL™ include TENCEL™ Active, TENCEL™ Denim, TENCEL™ Home, TENCEL™ Intimate, TENCEL™ Luxe and TENCEL™ for Footwear. For more information about TENCEL™, please visit https://www.tencel.com