Coats & Clark began operating more than 180 years ago in Paisley, Scotland as a weaver of rare Kashmir shawls from India. The company currently offers a full range of products for sewing and quilting, knitting and crochet, and machine and hand embroidery. The company is part of one of the largest textile and thread manufacturing companies in the world, with products sold in more than 150 countries. Coats & Clark s product range includes threads, zippers, tapes & trims, needlework accessories, specialty hand knitting and craft yarns, crochet threads, embroidery floss and latch hook kits. Its family of brands includes Dual Duty Plus, Red Heart, TLC, Anchor, J & P Coats, South Maid, Susan Bates and Aunt Lydia. The company s products can be purchased at retail outlets such as AC Moore, Hancock Fabrics, Herrschners, Hobby Lobby, Jo-Ann Stores, Mejjer, Michaels and Wal-Mart, as well as many other independent retailers. Coats & Clark has headquarters in Charlotte, N.C.