Friday, 29th September 2023, Northern Design Centre, Gateshead, NE8 3DF

Join us for our next Northern Clothing and Textile Network event and hear from leading textile and clothing specialists on some of the latest cutting-edge technologies and exciting developments shaping the future of the sector.

This event is aimed at those businesses wanting to improve their manufacturing capabilities and use of digital technology and helping them expand their supply chain.

It's also a great way to make new contacts in the industry, and to share ideas, projects, problems or just a business card. Because you never know.

Speakers include -

Jenny Holloway, FashionCapital

Jenny Holloway has been working in the fashion industry for over twenty five years mostly in the private sector. Initially she was a buyer for Littlewoods, M&S and Principles for Women before opening her own label Retro.

Launched in 2001 FashionCapital is a one-stop online resource with a dedicated team of mentors and industry experts to ensure users receive a unique and comprehensive insight into the world of fashion, manufacturing and business.

It's probably fair to say that Jenny has seen many trends and developments come and go, so we're delighted that she'll be joining us to share her views on what's happening currently, and how things might develop.


Harriet Skinner, CXIX

Those of you who were at the very first Northern Clothing and Textiles event might remember two up and coming designers who were about to launch an activewear brand.

Well, things have moved on quite a bit since then and now CXIX are based in Australia, but shipping product all over the world.

Harriet will be joining us via Zoom to tell us more abut her amazing journey, what she's learned along the way and what's coming next.

Salli Deighton, LaundRe

LaundRE, is the UK’s first sustainable denim refinishing hub.

Their unique service enables brands and retailers to reprocess unsold denim and dead stocks by changing the finish and shade with laser and ozone technology. The refinished jeans are good as new and ready for full price resale.

They enable on shore circularity, reduce inventories, lead times and carbon footprint, and are an all female leadership team, the first of it's kind for a laundry globally.

Josh Nussenbaum, SeFF Fibre

SeFF is cottonized hemp, produced utilizing a patented, environmentally friendly process and technology.

SeFF has been successfully blended with multiple other fibres, both natural and synthetic, to produce the highest quality products in multiple industries, including apparel, non-woven and home furnishings industries, with SeFF’s first product launching with a leading global apparel brand in 2019.

Josh has been integral to SeFF’s development of the supply chain and technology. He studied Chemistry at the University of Birmingham, and gained experience in all aspects of natural fibre agronomy and testing at the University of DeMontfort. He is well versed in every aspect of SeFF’s business, ‘from dirt to shirt, and everything in between’, and is passionate about helping build a strong, long term, economical hemp supply chain.