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Coats launches retro style zip pullers
Feb '14
Coats plc, the world’s leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business, launches a new range of vintage zip pullers based on original styles from the 1950s and 1960s. The selection of 12 pullers has been developed in response to fashion trends as well as requests from customers.  Each puller design has been fine-tuned to combine the latest technology of Opti’s modern range of sliders while retaining its historic appearance.
The puller designs have been created directly from photos in archived catalogues of Lightning and Clix, two companies which started manufacturing zips in around 1919 and became part of Opti during the 1970s.  The zips are suitable for use as fashion accessories, general apparel and also luggage and travel goods.
Rajiv Sharma, CEO, Industrial Division, Coats plc said: ‘Modern versions of vintage items of apparel and accessories tend to have modern pullers which can detract from their otherwise authentic appearance. This range of pullers enables manufacturers to produce more accurate recreations.’
Traditionally Opti pullers have names of rivers in Germany but in recognition of the British fashion heritage of the 1950s and 1960s that these retro pullers represent they are named after British rivers.
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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 over 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.


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