Meet Emily: Our New Innovation Lead for Europe

Meet Emily: Our New Innovation Lead for Europe


Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Stretchline. We’re committed to pushing the boundaries through research and using the latest technologies to create everyday solutions for current and future demands.

Introducing our new Innovation Lead for Europe, Emily Roberts. An expert in leading technical innovation, she brings her forward-thinking and eco-conscious mindset to the team. To welcome her, we sat down and asked her a few questions on her background, sustainability and the future of Stretchline.

What does your job role entail?

My main focus is leading Stretchline’s Innovation for Europe at our Future Lab in Long Eaton, UK. This consists of researching and developing new technologies and ideas together with external companies, educational institutions and our global innovation team. From this, the team and I work on developing machinery and processes that will aid our cutting edge ideas.

What do you bring to the team?

Insight into the garment as a whole and how to build innovations that solve problems and offer benefits directly for the consumer. My expertise lends itself well to bridging the gap between textile materials and the end product.

What does your day-to-day look like?

It varies! From project management to developing, implementing and commercialising new technologies. My team and I also spend a considerable amount of time researching new ideas, finding new materials and developing new products.

Innovation you are most excited about?

Commercialising some of our new sustainability technologies that will drastically reduce water and energy consumption and revolutionise parts of our manufacturing process.

What does the future hold for Stretchline?

The team are continuously striving to implement more sustainable processes and provide eco-friendly alternatives, in turn, working towards a better future.

We are delighted to welcome Emily to the team to drive forward our innovations and sustainability goals. If you are interested in our vast portfolio of products, get in touch today.

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