Sock it to them….

Its the first Monday in October and its getting colder,  time for some interesting Sock Facts – Enjoy ! socks Advertisements

A Brief History of Dyes..

A Brief History of Dyes,  not definitive but certainly shows the great history our industry has its dyetime.    

TINTURA DE FIBRAS CELULÓSICAS CON COLORANTES REACTIVOS (II) — asolengin

Como continuación del primer artículo publicado, referente a los aspectos generales de la tintura de fibras celulósicas con colorantes reactivos, en esta segunda parte trataremos de la aplicación de los colorantes reactivos, mediante procesos de tintura por AGOTAMIENTO. En este artículo veremos como se aplican de forma práctica los colorantes reactivos, teniendo en cuenta su […]…

A New Style of Sale Pitch

    So a question for all you salespeople out there “have you ever gone into a meeting and said ” I have seen the set up you have and its rubbish, absolutely terrible, you need to buy my product” I suspect the answer is not in so many words.  You need to angle your…

Textile Laboratory (2)

The establishment of suitable laboratory facilities cannot be undertaken without some financial expenditure, the value of such services to a company is immense, in terms of the introduction of new products and processes, together with significant cost savings, to mention a few areas where they can be effective.  The cost of a dyeing laboratory is…

The Textile Laboratory Evolution

The Textile industry has see many changes in the last 25 years,  one of the most fundamental changes has been the globalization of the industry, with the move to new geographical  centres such as China, India & Bangladesh. Along with the geographical change there has also been a change in the way the industry works…

British Textile Manufacturing – It’s just not SEXY…

Yesterday I attended a conference, with the ASBCI,  to discuss whether British Manufacturing of Textiles is a sustainable option going forward. As with all of these types of conferences the presentations varied in their quality and the relevance to the conference topic.   While there was a desire for UK textile manufacture and there is a…

Textile Industry, Something to be proud of?

I have been involved in the textile industry in one form or another since the late 1980’s and in that time I have seen many changes.   If you  have any connection with the UK textile industry then the biggest change was the decision of some retailers to go off shore in the early 90’s.  This…

So January was a good start…

Hello everyone and welcome to a new month.  Already 2016 is 1/12 over and the history books can start to be written.  On many levels 2016 has already had an impact on many peoples lives with icons such as David Bowie and Alan Rickman passing away,  the UK has been battered by several storms,  storms…

So hello 2016 what have you got for us ?

I am not sure if this is the question that we should ask at the start of every year?  From the point of view of people involved with Textile Consult both professionally and personally 2015 was a year to be glad to see the back of.   For the textile industry as well I think that…

Roadmaps are only as good as the drivers on the road…..

I see road-maps being produced by major brands and organizations all the time.  It seems that everyday a new initiative comes out lead by Brands or NGO’s. Often these are then closely followed by news that a group of textile mills or manufacturers are not following the protocols.  This is usually because there are costs…