Supporting you to stay on top of denim trends
and create high performance, iconic denim
pieces that last a lifetime.

Coats offers a complete range of products, solutions and services to help you
react and respond quickly to denim trends and market dynamics and to create
optimal denim pieces that meet your quality and design requirements.


Denim washing
Denim dyeing
Laser fading technology
Stretch denim
Decorative stitching

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Denim washing

Denim washing processes are many and varied. Often the objective is to distress the
garment to achieve a desired appearance and to soften an otherwise harsh fabric.
However, every small step in denim washing makes a big difference to the finished garment
in denim manufacturing.

With our technical expertise, Coats can help you address the key challenges that various
denim washing processes pose, allowing you to create high quality, iconic denim pieces
that last a lifetime.

Coats’ expertise spans a wide range of denim washing processes, including:

  • Stone Wash
  • Acid Wash
  • Rinse Wash
  • Enzyme Wash
  • Bleach Wash

Coats’ denim wash solutions

Coats’ range of sewing threads have been designed specifically to withstand the rigours of denim washing and to create distinctive denim pieces through contrast colours and other decorative applications.

  • Coats Dual Duty offers excellent wash-down characteristics and is perfect for a faded or wash-down thread colour following an industrial wash.
  • Coats Dual Duty True Indigo provides a unique faded effect similar to what you would get after popular wash down processes such as rinses, medium stone washes, double stone washes and bleach washes.
  • Coats Epic has good colour fastness compared with cotton threads and fades less than cotton – thread colour stays bold and bright throughout the garment’s lifetime.
  • Coats Epic Rugged is produced in a selected shade range for denim, using special selected dyestuffs which ensure minimum colour change following harsh bleach wash processes.
Find out more about working with denim wash

Denim dyeing

Minimise the negative impacts of denim dyeing processes with our technical expertise and
superior product range.

Dyeing is a crucial part of the denim manufacturing process. However, it can create a whole
range of issues including:

  • Seam puckering
  • Seam abrasion and compromised seam strength
  • Problems with seam extension in high stretch fabrics
  • Not achieving the desired finished appearance
  • Not achieving the desired softness
  • High post-dyeing damage and repair rates
  • Fabric shrinkage
  • Fabric swelling

To avoid these problems, choosing the right thread is crucial – Coats’ solutions for sewing
post dyed garments have been specially developed to overcome the challenges associated
with dyeing processes.

Coats Dymax

A fit-for-purpose mercerised cotton sewing thread specifically for garment dye end-use,
for both untreated and mercerised 100% cotton fabrics.

Coats Dual Duty Supercotton

A premium quality corespun sewing thread specially engineered for use in the
manufacture of post dyed cotton garments – it dyes as well as cotton but has the
strength of polyester.

Find out more about sewing post dyed garments

Laser fading technology

We can supply the perfect thread for every type of laser application to create the desired
effect on your denim pieces, including whisker, rodeo, fashion patterning, and destroyed

Find out more about how we can support your laser wash needs

Stretch denim

For stretch fabrics repair rates in denim can reach up to 40% after washing- but with our
thread solutions this can be reduced up to 5%

Coats Eloflex for soft wash with high stretch

Eloflex is an innovative performance stretch sewing thread for high extension, stretch
seams. It has good tenacity, high extension properties and excellent sewability. Eloflex
is suitable for high stretch rinse wash applications on denim.

Coats Nylbond for harsh wash with stretch

Nylbond cuts cleanly at thread trimming with no ply separation and provides superior
abrasion resistance in the sewn product. Nylbond is popular for stretch denims subject
to heavy bleach and stone washes.

Decorative stitching

Create a statement using our wide range of solutions for denim decorative stitching.

From eye-catching metallic threads to striking multicolour sewing threads, at Coats we
have a wide range of products to help you create attractive and stand-out styles for denim.

Metallic solutions

Coats Brio Metallic

Add some decorative bling to denim with these brilliant metallised shades. Available in gold, silver and copper.

Coats Epic Metallic

Create eye-catching decorative stitching with a fun pick-and-mix coloured metallic thread range.

Multicolour solutions

Coats Epic Multicolour

Injection dyed with up to 6 different colours to give an attractive, varied multicolour effect especially on darker fabrics and washed-out denim.

Coats Dual Duty Multi

Make topstitching pop with this unique and attractive heather-effect thread.

Other innovative decorative solutions

Coats Sylko Pearl

Produces a striking, pearlescent look, ideal for stunning machine embroidery designs and decorative stitching.

Coats Lucence

A decorative embroidery thread with a special 'glow in the dark' effect to add to children’s clothing or fashion apparel.

Coats Signal

Signal is a retro-reflective sewing and embroidery thread. It is primarily for high visibility in fashion apparel and can give a 3D reflective stitching effect.

Find out more about how we can support your decorative stitching needs