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Orange Zero Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)7979746779


Orange Zero is a consulting company with global connections which operates in the textiles and clothing industries. The company is based near Manchester in the United Kingdom and was founded in 2002 by Billy Hunter, a Chartered Textile Technologist with over thirty years experience in textiles manufacturing, global sales and marketing of textile machinery, technical textiles research & development and textiles journalism.

As well as undertaking projects for private clients, Orange Zero consults to the textile industry on behalf of various UK government bodies, such as England’s Northwest Regional Development Agency and Technitex, the Technical Textiles node of the UK government’s Materials Knowledge Transfer Network.

Orange Zero has expertise in the following areas:

Textile Innovation

Product development, innovation mentoring, partner identification, intellectual property, funding opportunities.

Sales & Marketing

Strategy, planning, development of marketing materials, presentations, websites.

Offshore Out Sourcing

Europe (including Central & Eastern Europe), China, India
Joint Ventures, own manufacturing, strategic alliances, sourcing strategies.

Textile Machinery & Equipment

Machinery selection and sourcing.

Orange Zero helps small and medium sized businesses to exploit new ideas and bring new products and services to market. For a confidential consultation, please contact us.

Orange Zero is also the owner and publisher of two leading websites for the global textiles industries, innovationintextiles.com and knittingindustry.com.