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Kris Barber


Kris has worked in the clothing industry for over 25 years and has been responsible for developing brands and product lines for some of the best known clothing companies in the world of fashion and corporate wear. His industry knowledge covers all aspects of design and product development, sourcing directly from specialist manufacturers and establishing supply chains.

In 2009 Kris established DGrade Ltd., a UK company producing exclusive ECO friendly clothing ranges made from recycled materials and is proud to introduce this technology into the product lines produced by DGrade today.

The product is fully sustainable and uses 50% less energy, 20% less water and produces 55% fewer carbon emissions than it takes to produce conventional Polyester.

Having spent the past 7 years researching and developing yarn technology and the supply chain process in China and Asia, DGrade are partnering on a new venture to build a production plant in the U.A.E. This is part of their strategic plan to reduce costs, improve margin and shorten lead times to customers whilst shifting towards becoming a vertical manufacturing business over the course of the next seven years.