Meet the Team

The WTiN Smart Textiles intelligence service is provided and powered by a core team of textiles experts. They form a small part of the wider WTiN content team, which produces in-depth analysis across virtually all areas of the textile industry.

Your Smart Textiles team is:

Anna Borkowicz

Anna leads the market intelligence team at WTiN, delivering in-depth analysis for multiple technical textiles markets. Her primary focus area is sports textiles. Anna holds a BA in International Business Management from Newcastle University, and an MA in Chinese and Business from the University of Leeds. Anna has a keen interest in Chinese culture and has participated in an exchange programme at East China Normal University in Shanghai. She is fluent in Mandarin and Polish.

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Jessica Owen

Jessica is a deputy digital editor at WTiN, helping to source and produce content primarily for the technical textiles, nonwovens and knitting and weaving channels. Jessica graduated from the University of Leeds in 2017 with a BSc in Physical Geography and also has an MSc in Journalism from Leeds Beckett University. She has previously written features for two Leeds-based online magazines.

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Jessica Basey

Jessica is a junior market intelligence analyst focusing on the Performance, Protective and Smart textiles channels at WTiN. Graduating in 2019 with a 1st Class in BA Hons Contour Fashion, Jessica is specialised in technical sportswear - most notably work with Leicester City Football Club staff to address performance apparel solutions.

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Fiona Haran

As the editor of Nonwovens and Technical Textiles, Fiona brings you up-to-date news on the latest developments in the performance textiles field, together with insightful comments and opinions on the wider issues affecting the market. Fiona has 10 years' experience in publishing, having previously worked in copywriting. Fiona holds a BA in English with Journalism from the University of Huddersfield, and an MA in Magazine Journalism from the University of Central Lancashire.

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Laura Solomon

Laura is a senior materials innovation analyst at WTiN. Her background is in textile engineering, with three years experience working in the fashion and textiles industry and another three years of experience carrying out textile science research and product development, within both R&D and manufacturing facilities. Laura has an MSc in Advanced Textiles from the University of Leeds and her research interests focus on new innovations and technologies happening within the textile industry.

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Victoria Nickerson

Victoria is a junior materials innovation analyst. She delivers in-depth analysis for several of the technical textile channels including Performance, Protective and Smart Textiles. Victoria holds a BA in History of Art and an MSc in Textiles from the University of Leeds.

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