Cotton Traders Coupons We were built up in 1987 without anyone else, Fran Cotton, and Steve Smith. Two previous rugby skippers, our collaboration started on the pitch – playing for the Barbarians, England and the British Lions, to give some examples – and, from little beginnings on an exchanging bequest in Sale, created past the universe of rugby into one of Britain's best, home-developed multi-channel retailers. August 1987 Cotton Traders begins life in a minor office at the back of Altrincham railroad station.Steve: 'It took us possibly two minutes to think of the name. Curiously, you can't typically trademark "Cotton" since it's a texture – however you can if it's somebody's name!' Cotton Traders hits the extra large screen The film Invictus is discharged. Coordinated by Clint Eastwood, it stars Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela, Matt Damon as Francois Pienaar… and loads of vintage Cotton Traders rugby shirts as themselves.