1951. Courtaulds Fabrics.
1990 Demerged from the Courtaulds group. The company was Marks and Spencer's largest supplier of garments, largely lingerie and intimate apparel
1998 After Akzo-Nobel changed the name of Courtaulds to Akzo-Nobel, Courtaulds Textiles had exclusive rights to the Courtaulds brand name 
1998 Acquired its competitor Claremont Garments; 40 percent of its trade would be with Marks and Spencer; expected to move much of its production overseas to cut costs.
2000 Acquired by Sara Lee Corporation of USA; some disposal of hosiery interests in France were required by the European Commission
Sources of Information
- ↑ The Times, October 31, 1989
- ↑ The Times September 11, 1998
- ↑ The Times, September 17, 1998
- ↑ The Times, May 9, 2000