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Expert Opinion

  • Adrian Wilson

    On the Floor

    Internationally respected technical textiles journalist Adrian Wilson brings readers his latest news and views directly from the floor of the industry's leading exhibitions and conferences

  • Debra Cobb

    Expert Opinion

    Debra Cobb, a veteran of the US textiles industry with experience in the development and marketing of yarns, fabrics, and apparel trends, gives her expert opinion on the industry's latest innovations.

  • Billy Hunter

    Editor's Viewpoint

    Innovation in Textiles' founder and editor Billy Hunter is a chartered textile technologist with more than 30 years of experience in textiles manufacturing, nonwovens, textile machinery, research and development and textiles journalism.

  • Sabine Anton-Katzenbach

    Expert Opinion

    Textile finishing specialist and journalist Cert-eng. Sabine Anton-Katzenbach gives her expert opinion on key events and issues affecting the industry.

  • Bill Smith

    Perspectives

    William C. (Bill) Smith, began Industrial Textile Associates in 1986, a consulting firm in the field of technical textiles. He has over 47 years' experience and his expertise includes sales, product and market development, product and marketing management, technical writing and editing.

  • Cath Rogan

    Expert Opinion

    Cath Rogan is the Principal of Smart Garment People, a boutique consulting business that helps customers make clothing 'smart' and technology wearable. Cath has spent over two decades developing technical fabrics and clothing for some of the world's leading outdoor and sports brands.

  • Eugene Gerden

    Expert Opinion

    Eugene Gerden is an international free-lance writer, who specializes in covering global technical textile and non-wovens industry. He worked for several industry titles and can be reached at [email protected]

  • Anne Prahl

    Expert Opinion

    Anne Prahl is an independent design professional with extensive experience in the sports and fashion industry and specialises in design-driven sustainable innovation to improve resource efficiency and enable more considered consumption. Her projects involve design research and writing, trend forecasting and analysis, creative direction and product design and development, as well as inspiring others through motivational talks and tailor-made workshops & training. Connect with Anne on LinkedIn.

  • Marie O'Mahony

    Expert Opinion

    Marie O'Mahony writes and consults for the textile and apparel industry and is based in Toronto, Canada. She is the author of several books on advanced and smart textiles published by Thames and Hudson and has been a visiting professor at various educational establishments including London's Royal College of Art, Ontario College of Art & Design and the University of Technology Sydney.

  • Wendy Friedman

    Expert Opinion

    Wendy Friedman is a self-taught knitwear designer specializing in sweaters, cold weather, and athleisure. She works with women's, men's and accessories brands to launch new businesses or fix ones that need to be reinvented. She has held positions with Coach, Henri Bendel, and Tommy Hilfiger and designed for clients across all market sectors including Gap, Amazon, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Steve Madden, Victor Alfaro, Thakoon, Adam Lippes, Bill Blass, and Badgley Mischka.

  • Jana Bukolovska

    Expert Opinion

    Jana Bukolovska, a recent Journalism graduate and a current Innovation in Textiles editorial assistant, with a passion for politics, economic development and social affairs, shares her views on the industry's trends and developments.

  • Jaroslaw Adamowski

    Expert Opinion

    Jaroslaw is a freelance journalist with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe, based in Warsaw, Poland. He contributes to a number of industry magazines and news sites.