Coats & Clark Celebrates 200 Years with the Launch of Virtual History Museum and Collaborative Design Challenge

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Coats & Clark Celebrates 200 Years of rich history through a Virtual History Museum and Collaborative Design Challenge! Learn about America's #1 name in sewing, needlecrafts and yarn products.

Coats & Clark 200th Anniversary logo

Coats & Clark has been leading innovation in the thread industry for 200 years, and what an honor it is to be a part of a company with so many historic accomplishments.

The Coats & Clark thread story begins in Paisley Scotland in 1812, and for 200 years families have stitched their history with the name you can trust for all sewing needs.

Rich History Online

To commemorate this historic milestone, Coats & Clark will launch a virtual history museum, http://www.CoatsandClark200Years.com on January 29th. This detailed website chronicles the early days of the company coupled with the events of the era. From the early development of cotton threads to inventing thread for the first sewing machines, and engineering threads for the new millennium, the interactive site allows visitors to download their own thread trade cards and history book, listen to music and post their own stories about Coats & Clark. The portal allows consumers to express their passion and brand loyalty that is shared throughout the world. These stories are passed down from generation to generation; it’s the thread that joins us together.

“Coats & Clark has been leading innovation in the thread industry for 200 years, and what an honor it is to be a part of a company with so many historic accomplishments,” said John Laurie, President of Coats & Clark. “In creating this online history museum we have researched our past and assembled inspiring examples of how our products have evolved with our customers throughout the years.”

Share Your Memories

Join Coats & Clark in 2012 to celebrate and share stories of how thread has impacted a life with memories of sewing and quilting handmade projects. Through July 31, 2012 submit a sewing story at http://www.CoatsandClark200Years.com and be entered to win one of ten Coats & Clark 200th Anniversary prize package with a retail value of $200.

Compete to Win Design Challenge

To continue the celebration of this historic anniversary, Coats & Clark has joined SINGER®, and BurdaStyle, to sponsor Amy Barickman’s Vintage-Inspired, Modern Style Design Challenge. Amy invites sewing enthusiasts to design a wearable fashion project where winners will be evaluated on a list of criteria to show off their creative skills. Participants compete for a chance at winning cash and prizes.

About Coats & Clark
Celebrating 200 years of rich history in 2012, Coats & Clark is America's #1 name in sewing, needlecrafts and yarn products. Part of the world's largest textile/thread manufacturing company, the company's products sell in over 150 countries for industrial and home use. Coats & Clark history is interwoven with many key innovations and historic events dating back to the beginnings of the industrial revolution.

Generation to Generation, the thread that joins us together. For more information on Coats & Clark, please visit http://www.coatsandclark.com.

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