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Expert in Textile Dyeing , Wool, Mohair, Cashmere, Polyester (all forms)

Expert ID: 732034 United Kingdom

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25 years experience in all forms of textile dyeing. Expert in yarn, loose fibre dyeing. Expert in finishing technologies. Ran a automotive dyeing process producing 100 tonnes per week on a right first time base. Set up colour palette for high quality knitwear producer. Recently consultant to World Bank projects for cleaner production in Bangladesh.

Expert studied textile chemistry, textile engineering, colour management and dyehouse management with the internationally renowned Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC) as an undergraduate in the 90’s and attained his CText ATI from the prestigious Textile Institute in 2011. He is currently working towards an MBA with the Open University. Having worked for 12 years within dyehouses and vertical mill operations in both team leader and dyehouse manager roles at British Mohair Spinners and Milliken, in 1997 Expert’s career developed into technical sales for Roaches International, a textile laboratory machinery manufacturer, with an inhouse research and development faciity, advising on market trends and current technology requirements for the textile industry.

Expert has been the managing director of Coloursmith Ltd – a textile consultancy practice that offers project support and project management to the wider textile industry in the areas of :Textile Wet Processing ~ Textile Sustainability ~ ZDHC/REACH ~ Colour Management ~ Fabric Construction. He is a Trustee on the Board of Directors for the SDC (since 2012) and is also a voting member of the BSI (British Standards Institute) and ASTM (American Society of Testing Materials), and a member of the AATCC (American Association of Textile Color Chemists).

Consultant to major Fashion Brand on their range of printed / coated fabrics. For colour processing and production control. Workshops with technical team to develop new fabric technologies and deal with issues. Consultant to $100 million textile business, supplier to UK Retailers. Focus of consultancy was on Laboratory to Bulk correlations. Revisions of Laboratory processes lead to savings of $30,000 / month.Consultant to world bank, on cleaner production within the textile industry. Production Effiicency / Pollution Prevention Factory Assessments For Fabric Mills and Dyehouses in Bangaldesh - Ref WB2695-778/10 Asseement of 25 companies. Consultation criteria covered Water, Energy, Chemicals, Expert consultation to Independent Testing Laboratory - Underwriters Laboratories as their Textile Wet Processing expert dealing with the dyeing and finishing issues of UL Clients Dyehouse Bench Marking Audit, for NSL Textiles India, Subject Best Practice in Textile Wet Processing. 5 Day audit in India delivering process savings and efficiences relating to savings of $20,000 / month


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1995 Degree: LSDC Subject: Textile Chemistry Institution: Society of Dyers and Colourists
Year: 2011 Degree: CText ATI Subject: Textiles Institution: Textile Institute

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1999 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director Department: Responsibilities: Owner /director responsible for all technical sales., consultant to world bank on cleaner production. Consultant to international supplier of fabrics to Marks and Spencer and other international retailers on best practice and cleaner production
Years: 1989 to 1997 Employer: Milliken UK Title: Dyehouse Manager Department: Responsibilities: Shift manager on automotive dyeing operation, in charge of 6 reports producing 100 tonnes per week, on a right first time and just in time process, working to automotive standards

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2012 to 2012 Country / Region: India Summary: Consultation - Dyehouse bench marking audit for NSL textiles - Dyehouse Best Practice, Cleaner production.
Years: 2011 to 2011 Country / Region: Bangladesh Summary: Production Efficiency - Pollution Prevention Factory Assessments on 25 mills in Bangladesh. To include water Water, Energy, Chemicals and Effluent. Consultation involved factory visits,presentations reports and best practice criteria. This is part of a World bank / NRDC project.
Years: 2013 to 2013 Country / Region: Sri Lanka Summary: Laboratory To Bulk Reproduction, best practice for supplier liaison. Company involved was a $100 million business supplying UK High Street retailers.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Textile Institute Fellowship -2019
Professional Appointments
Charity Trustee - Society of Dyers and Colourists 2012-2014
Awards / Recognition
Bronze Medal for Services to the Society of Dyers and Colourists for services to regional activity

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Excellent
German Basic

Fields of Expertise

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