Type of entity
Authorized form of name
Parallel form(s) of name
Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules
Other form(s) of name
- Coats Viyella
- Coats Paton
Identifiers for corporate bodies
Dates of existence
Established in 1755 the Coats Group can trace its roots back nearly 250 years. They're the world’s largest supplier of crafting products – from the innovative cotton sewing threads that made their name, to knitting, embroidery crochet, fabrics and accessories. Originally trading as Coats they merged a number of times, most notably in the 1960s with Patons and Baldwins, new company named Coats Paton and in the 1980s with Vantona Viyella, company name changed to Coats Viyella.
Coats Paton faced some criticism during the 1980s concerning its overseas investment, particularly in Apartheid South Africa.
Scotland, United Kingdom
Functions, occupations and activities
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Authority record identifier
Rules and/or conventions used
ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).
Level of detail
Dates of creation, revision and deletion
Created by Julia Wylie, October 2016
SEAD. 2016. 1980s. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.sead.org.uk/about/30-years-of-action/1980s. [Accessed 26 October 2016].
Coats. 2016. Our Heritage. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.coats.com/index.asp?pageid=20&time=year1900s. [Accessed 26 October 2016].