Image: Colourful, high quality knitwear from John Smedley Ltd
The latest speaker to be added to the programme for the SDC conference taking place this autumn - Textiles-UK - is Andrew Caughey, the managing director of John Smedley Ltd - a company, with roots in the Derbyshire countryside, known for its high quality knitwear and a 225-year heritage.
Andrew joins the keynote speaker, Malcolm Campbell (of Retail & Textiles Co.), along with a whole host of experts:
- Peter Ackroyd, Campain for Wool
- Peter Duffield, Global Textiles Associates
- Bill Macbeth, Textile Centre for Excellence
- David Lewis, University of Leeds
- Rebecca Sharpe, Australian Wool Innovation.
The conference chair is Eric Musgrave, director general of the UK Fashion & Textile Association. Within the fantastic programme for this event which is taking place, there will be a strong focus on best practice, sustainability and the many benefits of using wool. The future will also be a main focus with the innovations and potential for wool.
For the full programme, visit: http://www.textiles-uk.org.uk/.