Coats Group

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Coats Group

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

Description area

Dates of existence

1755-present

History

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.

Places

Scotland, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
International

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

C0098

Institution identifier

GB 1847

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).

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Julia Wylie, October 2016

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

Sources

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].

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