Red Heart® Yarns Launches in Europe

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Red Heart® is launching two new websites showcasing its yarn collections in the UK - http://www.redheart.co.uk and in Germany http://www.redheart.de.

Red Heart yarn brand launches in Europe!

Red Heart yarns launches in Europe!

This is an amazing opportunity to showcase the Red Heart brand and yarn product range in Europe.

North American yarn brand Red Heart®, part of world leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business, Coats plc, launches two new websites showcasing its yarn collections in the UK - http://www.redheart.co.uk and in Germany http://www.redheart.de.

With 31 different yarns from fashion, basic, baby to sock yarn, in a wide range of colours, there is something for everyone. There are over 100 free patterns to choose from and new ones will be added to the sites every week.

In addition to the yarns and free patterns on the website there is a ‘how to’ section that includes how-to instructions and videos on knitting and crocheting. Consumers can also follow the Red Heart blog featuring stories about community activities, new yarn announcements, featured patterns and so much more.

“This is an amazing opportunity to showcase the Red Heart brand and yarn product range in Europe,” said Alyson Bell, Global Red Heart Brand Manager. “Red Heart is the number one selling yarn in the US and we are excited to bring our much loved products to both the UK and Germany.”

Red Heart has built an extensive global online community through social media; consumers can join conversations on Facebook with over 150,000 other knitters and crocheters, plus follow 31 boards on Pinterest where the Red Heart team posts new pins each week that are sure to inspire.

For more information on Red Heart® please visit, http://www.redheart.de or http://www.redheart.co.uk.

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For more information please contact:

Red Heart: Carrie J. Leahew, Consumer Marketing Manager, carrie.leahew(at)coats(dot)com
T +1 704 329 5013

Coats: Katie Byrne, Group PR Manager, katie.byrne(at)coats(dot)com
T +44 208 210 5085, M +44 7703 471 340

Notes to Editors
About Red Heart
Red Heart® is one of the most trusted brands in yarn. For over 75 years more people have chosen to make their heirlooms using Red Heart than any other yarn. Red Heart yarns stand for quality, largest color selection, fashion and above all else, crafted with love. Whatever your creativity calls for, you’ll find it in the Red Heart family. Explore our free patterns and vast selection for every level of knitter or crocheter – they have a little bit of love woven into every strand.

About Coats
With a rich heritage dating back to the 1750s, Coats is the world's leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business, at home in more than 70 countries, employing 20,000 people across six continents. Revenues in 2012 were US$1.7bn.

Our well-known brands and strong relationships with customers and consumers mean our products and services meet current and future needs. Our company-wide understanding of our business partners and consumers, coupled with the deep expertise of our people, builds trust and certainty.

Coats’ pioneering history and innovative culture ensure the company continues leading the way around the world: providing complementary and value added products and services to the apparel and footwear industries; extending the crafts offer into new markets and online; and applying innovative techniques to develop products in new areas such as tracer threads, aramids and fibre optics.

  •     One in five garments on the planet is held together using Coats’ thread
  •     75 million car airbags are made using Coats’ thread every year
  •     Coats produces enough yarn to knit 65 million scarves a year
  •     In three and a half hours, Coats makes enough thread to go to the moon and back
  •     300 million pairs of shoes are made every year using Coats’ thread
  •     One million teabags using Coats’ thread are brewed every 10 minutes
  •     Thousands of surgical operations take place every day using Coats’ thread
  •     Thomas Edison used Coats’ thread in 1879 to invent the light bulb
  •     Coats produces enough thread to reach around the Equator every 11 minutes
  •     Coats is the second largest and fastest growing global zip manufacturer

To find out more about Coats visit http://www.coats.com
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