Meet the Team

Textile 4.0 channel is provided and powered by a core team of textile experts. They form a smart part of the wider WTiN Content team, which produces in-depth analysis across virtually all areas of the textile industry.

Your Textile 4.0 team is:

Madelaine Thomas

Madelaine is the editor across industry digitalisation, leading on Textile 4.0, which focuses on the digitalisation of the textile value chain; Digital Textile, which reports on the digital textile printing sector; and International Dyer & Finisher, which covers all things in the textile effects space, including coating, printing and dyeing. Madelaine is also responsible for the Textile 4.0 and Effects channels. She holds a First Class Hons BA in International Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University and an MA in International Relations from the University of Leeds.

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Joe Link

Joe is deputy editor of Digital Textile, Textile 4.0 and International Dyer & Finisher. He attained a BA (Hons) in Journalism at the University of Huddersfield and gained experience through internships at ITV Yorkshire and the Huddersfield Daily Examiner. During this time, he developed his filming, editing, interviewing and writing skills. Following has graduation in 2015, Joe went on to work full-time within the B2C local press before joining WTiN. His current role includes sourcing and producing a range of digitalisation-focused content for WTiN's multiple media platforms. 

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Harry McMullen

Harry works on the editorial team for the industry digitalisation department at WTiN, creating and producing content that explores the rapidly changing digital landscape of the textile industry. He has also recently completed his MA in Journalism at Leeds Trinity University. Harry has an interest in video production and in 2020, received a national NCTJ award for a short video series he created on his hometown of Bradford.

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Sophie Darby

Sophie is a digital innovation analyst, with key concentration in Textile 4.0. Sophie holds a BA in Business Management from Leeds Beckett University, is APM certified in Project Management and Six Sigma certified. Sophie is proficient in the development of lean manufacturing with the integration of implementing areas of Industry 4.0 across the full supply chain. Sophie has a professional interest in the evolving development and intelligence behind both automation and innovation.

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Otis Robinson

Otis is an assistant editor, focusing on industry digitalisation. He has several years' experience writing for the publishing industry, specialising in reportage, features and copywriting. Following the completion of a BA Hons in English from the University of Hull and an MSc in Journalism from Leeds Beckett University, Otis developed a keen interest in reporting on exciting innovations and the ongoing digitalisation of the industry.

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