Debra Cobb

An independent journalist and consultant specializing in apparel textiles, Debra has a broad background in researching, developing, and merchandising yarns and fabrics, including stints at Guilford Mills, Ge-Ray Fabrics, Unifi, Champion/Hanesbrands, and SPINEXPO. She brings that expertise to her coverage of textile trends and technologies for a number of trade journals in the U.S. and the U.K., including Just-Style, Innovation in Textiles, Knitting International, Sourcing Journal Online, and Textile Insight. She has authored two books, Colour Forecasting for Fashion, and Secondhand & Vintage New York, both published in the U.K.; as well as in-depth market research reports for Aroq, Ltd. on sustainable textiles, wool, and outdoor performance apparel. Debra resides in North Carolina near the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.