Contact name:
Somnath Bhaumick
Contact number:
+91 7940029096
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Contact address:

D - 33 Galaxy Tower
Near Grand Bhagawati Hotel
Bodekdev
Ahmedabad
380054

Special interest:
Textiles
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CText ATI BTech

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42 years+ professional experience in wool /worsted spinning industry in different countries. Expertise in greasy wool buying selection based on end uses, technical expert in wool scouring, carding, combing/re-combing, spinning (both grey & dyes). Greenfield project implementation, commissioning & successful running at 4 different locations in the globe.

ISO 9001/14001 certification: introduction & establish as management representative (MR) in any textile industry and continue for long period.

Website : www.thewoolgenius.com

Geographical Restrictions:
No restriction , ready to work any country in the world except restricted by UN, politically disturbances for continued longer time.
Contact name:
Nanda Nandan Mahapatra
Contact number:
+91 7940057215
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Contact address:

B-5/104 Goyal Inter City
Nr Sal Hospital
Drive In Road
Ahmedabad
Gujarat
380054

Special interest:
Technical Textiles
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CText FTI BSc Hons MSc BText MBA PhD

Key Offering:
  1. Fibre dyeing /yarn dyeing /hank dyeing/tow dyeing/top dyeing /sewing thread dyeing /fabric dyeing and finishing (100% Polyester P/V & P/W)
  2. Erection and commissioning of dyehouse
  3. Cost reduction
  4. New fibre/yarn development.
  5. Process control.
  6. Effluent treatment plants.
  7. Computer colour matching.
  8. Technical marketing of dyes and chemicals.
  9. Environmental impact solutions.
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31 years of experience in textile industries in India and abroad . He has worked in all big textile houses like Birlas (both Aditya Birla and K K Birla group) Reliance, Raymond (Kenya) Churchgate Group (Nigeria), GSL Ltd, (formerly Gujarat Spinners Ltd), LNJ Bhilwara (RSWM) Group and Hindprakash Lonsen Industries ,Ahmedabad in various senior capacities.

In the year 2007 he was also awarded CCol FSDC and CText FTI. In the year 2008 he was awarded the FTA from the Textile Association of India & FIC from the Institution of Chemists, Kolkata. In the year 2009 he was awarded the FIE from the Institution of Engineers (India). He has implemented many new technologies which has given benefits to the textile industries. He is a senior member of American Association of Textile Chemists and Colourists and The Fibre Society. He is a life member of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Indian Chemical Society, Indian Colour Society, UDCT Alumni Association, Indian Science Congress Association, Indian Association for Science Fiction, Indian Environmental Association, The Society for Polymer Science, India and Indian Natural Fibre Society and Indian Society for Technical Education, New Delhi. He is a Patron Member of Association of Chemical Technologist (India), he is also member of All India Management Association. He is the National Vice-Chairman, Textile Association (India). He was the Chairman of WISTI (Western India Section of The Textile Institute,Manchester ( 2010-2013). He was the Vice President of ACTI (2013-2015) Association of Chemical Technologists (India). In 2008 his name is included in American Biographical Institute Inc (USA) for professional recognition and peer communication. He is a visiting Professor at Wuhan Textile University,China, Institute of Chemical Technology,Mumbai (Prof Nabar Endowment Lecture,2014-15) and Sangam University (2015-17).

He has contributed to more than 235 papers in textile journals, having international circulation and presented more than 42 technical papers in various seminars in the country and abroad. He has written 5 books (Textile Dyes & Dyeing, Textile Technology, Textile Processing, Textiles & Environment and Textile Dyes) He has traveled to various countries e.g. Hong Kong, China, Kenya, Australia, Singapore, Nigeria, UK, Bangladesh, Dubai, Germany, Ethiopia, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Thailand.

Presently he is working as President of Colorant Ltd, Ahmedabad.

Geographical Restrictions:
Any Country
Contact name:
Muthiah Sambandam Thirumoolar
Contact number:
+91 958 551 4341
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Contact address:

131 MIG Housing Board Complex
Kurumbapattu
Pondicherry
605009

Special interest:
Technical Textiles
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CText ATI

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Having graduated from University of Madras in Chemistry in 1980 and received the Associateship (CText ATI) from The Textile Institute in 2015. I have worked in various fields of textile wet processing segments such as woven fabrics of all blends, knitted fabric, yarn dyeing, printing, terry towel processing, silk processing and also worked in the area of technical textiles. Analytical problem solving, standardisation of process, conducting trials, executing projects, product developments are the key result areas. Also, exposed to the field of marketing textile dyes and chemicals when associated with Dystar India Private Limited, for a period of eight years. Also, served as an external faculty in AADTT, jointly sponsored by Dystar and Alok Industries, the course was approved by The Textile Institute. Presently heading the wet processing section of Gimatex Industries Private Limited, situated in Dholka, Ahmedabad, Gujarat state, India.

Geographical Restrictions:
None
Contact name:
Robert Ervine
Contact number:
+441261843781
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Contact address:

Brookfield House
Aird Street
Banff
Aberdeenshire
AB45 2RD

Special interest:
Textiles
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CText FTI

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I have extensive hands-on experience of designing, setting up and running modern, efficient, textile wet processing plants in the UK as well as S. Asia and Africa.

In addition I have undertaken many smaller projects for companies around the world to improve their quality, efficiency and productivity, by introducing effective process control and production planning and control methods, and retraining/motivating management and staff, plus where necessary, selecting and introducing new equipment and technology.

I have also assisted retailers and buyers in sourcing suitable product and resolving specific technical problems within their supply chain production.

Whilst I have excellent all round experience of most aspects of textile manufacture my specific areas of expertise are in continuous processing especially dyeing and printing.

Previously I held a variety of senior position within the UK textile industry, lastly being production director of a vertical household textile manufacturer, this entailed day to day responsibility for all manufacturing, including spinning, weaving, processing and stitching.

Geographical Restrictions:
I am available to undertake suitable long and short term commissions in these areas of manufacture, worldwide, subject to prevailing conditions at any particular time.
Contact name:
Thomas Hawthorn
Contact number:
+44 1292 479298
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Contact address:

42 St Cuthberts Road
Prestwick
Ayrshire
KA9 2EA

Special interest:
Fashion and Technology
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CText ATI

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I have 40 years experience in high volume jeans manufacturing and laundry of jeans. I also have experience in knitted hoodies and polos manufacturing dyeing and finishing. I have a good knowledge in garment dyeing including pigments and fabric dyeing. Extensive experience in international garment chemical sales and application and as quality control, technical manager in high volume manufacturing of 100K per week. I am a trained industrial engineer which enhances the analytical approach to resolving problems.

Functioned as a consultant in many countries in a variety of positions to improve processing and quality, washing consultancy with dry work processing. This involved throughput and reduction of seconds for export.

Currently fully employed in start up company on chemical innovations to the textile sector.

Geographical Restrictions:
All countries except where advised against by FOC office.
Contact name:
Keith Wild
Contact number:
+44 7913577728
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Contact address:

The Hayloft
Gatacre Hall
Claverley
Shropshire
WV5 7AW

Special interest:
Technical Textiles
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BSc Hons

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Respected, driven and technically gifted textile technologist and engineer, with a broad range of experience in technical and engineering management in textile manufacturing, including the design and build of processing machinery to support the unique needs of clients and corporate organisations. Widely recognised as an industry expert and innovative engineer; brings a ‘can-do’ approach, lateral thinking, vast knowledge of fibres, yarns and fabrics and a keen business acumen from founding and running a successful limited company. Adept at statistical techniques and analysis of complex data and instigates effective change management processes that delivers major business improvements, streamlines activities, reduces costs and positively impacts the bottom line. Receive continued acclaim for outstanding work performance and ability to rise to challenges and get the job done.

Geographical Restrictions:
None prefer non USA
Contact name:
Christopher Whitehouse
Contact number:
+44 1902 735300
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Contact address:

1 Edwin Close
Penkridge
Staffordshire
ST19 5HB

Special interest:
Textiles
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BSc Hons

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Chris Whitehouse is the managing director of Select Services, a textile restoration and textile consultancy company created in 1982.

With over 20 years’ experience in textile restoration, laundry and dry cleaning, Chris Whitehouse is able to offer an unrivalled level of knowledge and expertise to the disaster restoration sector. The services his company provides:

  • Textile Consultancy – Professional advice and guidance on the textile part of insurance claims such as values, replacement costs, indemnity values, probable restoration success rate, salvage values, etc. to aid decisions in the appropriate course of action required
  • Textile Restoration – Cleaning and restoring all types of textiles (incl. clothing, bedding, curtains/window dressings, footwear, bags/holdalls/rucksacks, luggage, stuffed toys, etc.) after incidents such as vandalism, fire and flood to domestic and commercial claims

We can be instructed by insurance companies, loss adjusters, loss assessors, DR contractors, claims management companies and building contractors on any claim they are dealing with that has textiles involved.

The company’s office is based in the Midlands and we are able to travel nationwide providing our consultancy service.

Through our network of textile restoration partners strategically located throughout the UK, we are also able to offer our cleaning/restoration service nationwide which includes collection, onsite inventory, professional cleaning/restoration service, delivery and rehanging of curtains if required. Best of all we guarantee all our cleaning/restoration with our promise “if it doesn’t come clean we don’t charge!

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UK based
Contact name:
Christopher McHugh
Contact number:
+44 1257 400223
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Contact address:

10 Harris Road
Standish
Wigan
Lancashire
WN6 0QR

Special interest:
Technical Textiles
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CText FTI MSc BSc Hons

City & Guilds Broadloom Weaving Levels 1,2&3

Intelectual Property masterclass – Growth Accelerator Programme

Developing an Innovative Organisation – Growth Accelerator Programme

Presentation skills – EEF The Manufacturers Organisation

Lean Manufacturing – Lean Learning Academy Bae Systems

Project Management – Association of Project Management

FMEA – Ford FMEA training

Key Offering:
  • New Product Development strategy implementation
  • Technology development and transfer (Weaving and other processes using textiles for composite applications)
  • Carbon Fibre weaving and processing expertise from fibre to component
  • Weave design for 3 dimensional woven applications
  • Project Management – UK and European funded project management including bid writing
  • Composites supply chain development
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Chris has a strong background in developing and delivering cutting edge technical textiles projects and solutions. With over 30 years’ experience in the technical textiles sector, he is keen to support organisations globally, wishing to develop strategic business opportunities especially in the composites sector. As R&D Manager of the largest independent carbon weaver globally, he has introduced many products and processes into the sector. His expertise is demonstrable, having setup new carbon weaving cells, developed 3D weaving cell (carbon composites) and having the responsibility for every aspect of implementation. He has helped SME organisations research strategic opportunities in the technical textiles sector and provided in-depth implementation strategy. His support for large global organisations resulted in the development of innovative woven solutions (subsequently patented) and he also supports Research organisations who wish to develop cutting edge processing capability.

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None
Contact name:
Ian Craig Smith
Contact number:
01622 370943
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Contact address:

1 Corner House Cottage
Otterden Road
Stalisfield
Kent
ME13 0BS

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Technical Textiles
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I am a technical dyer with over 25 years experience in the industry. During my career I have worked in the speciality yarns and automotive sector latterly being involved in technical sales for processing machinery. I enjoy networking and working with fellow professionals both nationally and internationally.

Current Initiatives for textile consult are :-

  • Development of an outsource Colour manager service for independent retailers and fashion brands.
  • Subject Matter Expert services for all areas on dyeing and finishing.
  • On going training programs in all areas of textile processing, for your company delivered inhouse and aimed at your buying and QA teams.
  • Active best practice & insights coach (Gerson Lehrman Group) and collaborated on several projects with major consulting companies (McKinsey ,BCG, Bain etc)
  • Consultancy and auditing for best practice/ process optimisation including cleaner production initiatives

I hope you find the above interesting, if you would like to know more about how I can be of service to your business. I encourage you to contact me.

Geographical Restrictions:
None
Contact name:
Margaret Stott
Contact number:
+44 2083984008
Email:
Contact address:

19 Pound Close
Lower Ditton
Surbiton
Surrey
KT6 5JW

Special interest:
Fashion and Technology
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BA Hons

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Pattern Cutting – where good design becomes, and manufacturing begins…..

The frustration of sealing a garment for manufacture has increased in recent years as fashion designers have become more distanced from the pattern-cutters and garment-makers who actually construct their styles. Pattern amendments are filtered through other personnel and the actual pattern cutter is unable to discuss uncertainties directly with the designers. In response, pattern counsel offers a series of services specifically aimed to help the pattern-room, solving problems, training personnel and advising on all aspects of the pattern production.

  • Pattern Cutting Coaching for Technique and Fit
  • Block Making
  • Specification Writing
  • Grading
  • CAD & Card
  • Garment technology
  • Based in London but willing to travel

Maggie has over 30 years experience as a pattern cutter and grader working with designers from couture to high street, and is a specialist in all aspects of pattern making.

Publications

Pattern Cutting for CAD using Lectra Modaris

How to use Lectra Modaris pattern cutting software ISBN 978-0-85709-231-1

An essential reference book on Modaris

Digital Pattern Cutting Workbook 1

A step-by-step guide to using Modaris ISBN 978-1-5262-0382-3

Student text book giving a practical step-by-step guide to using Modaris