Derek Binns
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Profession / role:
Textile Engineer Entrepreneur
Company / organisation:
DBL Consulting
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My primary role in relation to fashion is:
Designer, Supplier, Manufacturer, Consultant
I am looking to discover or buy
Companies to help develop and market sustainable, fairtrade, organic, recycled and ethical Denim and Jeans products.
About me / About business or organisation:
I am a Textile Engineer and sustainable supply chain marketing consultant. My expertise is in ethical, fair-trade and sustainable products and markets for textile and clothing. Particularly casual cotton, Denim and Jeans and related products.
Career history / Company history:
 Marketing group leader of the team that launched the revolutionary Goretex Fabric Company in Europe. Created the Goretex swing label promotion.
 Product and marketing manager who developed and marketed the products that brought “Retro” style Denims to the mass market in the 1990’s. A major contribution to the current dominance of Denim in casual clothing.
 International Business development manager for leading Italian textile and clothing producers. Created partnerships and joint ventures between the producers and major international brands.
 General/Product Manager for 2 major Turkish conglomerates. Set up World class systems and processes. Involved in important mergers and acquisitions.
 Business Director of a European subsidiary of a US Corporation
 Founder of DBL Consulting
 Global Supply Chain Consultant to Cotton USA
 Supply chain consultant, speaker and MC. Specialising in sustainable, fair-trade, organic, recycled and eco friendly products.

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At 12:14am on July 31, 2011, Alma Erzhanova gave Derek Binns a gift
At 0:14 on July 31, 2011, Alma Erzhanova said…


Dear Derek!

I would very much appreciate your help. I am studying for an MA in Marketing at Kingston Business School under the supervision of Professor Robert East. We are conducting research about Fairtrade goods and ethical fashion clothes, and ask you to complete the enclosed short questionnaire. 
I am also offering a £50 shopping gift voucher to the lucky prize draw winner!!!!

Could you please complete this questionnaire, following the link
Thank you very much for your help.
Yours sincerely,

Alma Erzhanova

At 5:33 on August 13, 2010, ravi maheshwari said…
hey Derk
i am in textile printing industry in India. hope we can do some work together
At 20:49 on August 7, 2010, Andrea Noguera said…
Hi and welcome to ethicalfashionforum!
I hope to see you at my page

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