Coats, the global leader in thread and structural components for apparel and footwear, has opened a new Sustainability Hub in Madurai, India.
The state-of-the-art spinning and twisting pilot plant will further the company’s sustainability commitment and help achieve its new targets for 2026. Over the past four years, Coats has made significant progress in the areas of energy, materials, water, waste, and people. Emissions reduction across the company’s entire value chain is at the heart of the new targets.
The Madurai hub will work with the Coats Sustainability Hub in Shenzhen, China to accelerate the transition to recycled and renewable materials. The two hubs will innovate new generation materials for sustainable sewing threads for apparel, footwear, and performance materials. The Sustainability Hub in Madurai will also support customers and other stakeholders in creating sustainability in the industry.
The new facility is part of Coats’ $10 million investment over the next five years in scaling up the development of green technologies and materials to achieve its ambitious sustainability targets.
The new spinning and twisting pilot facility is located in the heritage site of Coats in Madurai and covers 10,000 square feet, with the infrastructure to process multiple fibers, blends, and high-performance fibers like aramids.