I am an academic in the school of materials at the university of manchester but am seconded full-time to direct technitex - see www.technitex.org
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I am a biologist by training with interests in biodeterioration and conservation.
We are very interested in smart textiles and textiles and electronics. I am chairman of the BSI committee on smart textiles. I am developing some ideas for very precious religious, spiritual and sacred clothing.