My Raw Material expertise first developed in Casablanca, Morrocco, working at factories producing apparel products for high street brands in UK, plus some pioneering work for top sportswear brands. Big part of my early career, a small town on the outskirts of Milan, where I spent a good amount of time, working with various mills in the region, and some other places in Italy. My time here was spent with a lot of spinners and fabric producers, mainly cotton, but also a lot of wool & linen. Next, I Lived and enjoyed the treasures of such a beautiful part of the world for over 3 years in Bandung, Indonesia. It is by far one of my favorite places, not just for the work experience but the diversity of cultures across thousands of islands and how they respect each other. My role here started as Raw Material Manager, but soon evolved to sourcing and commercial duties, not just for indigenous products but also across the whole of Asia. I arrived in London in 2007 taking on a Commercial & Operations Executive role, working with a UK company supplying the top high street retailers. In 2014 I joined Burberry and moved to Leeds where the UK manufacturing operation is located. Transforming the supply chain for the fabrics that make the Trench Coats, was my main responsibility It was a great experience not only because of the iconic symbol around the Trench Coats, but the history and artisan skills of the people working and nurturing the culture of made in Britain. It also gave me the opportunity to learn about the UK textile industry and the considerable size, still is today. In 2019 I returned to London, taking a role at Burberry HQ, leading the Raw Materials department in the Menswear & Soft Accessories collection It was here that I had the opportunity to lead the business transformation from conventional to organic cotton, as well as the whole supply chain for the Jersey category, across all divisions.