The picture shows Anura Rathnayake and Dr. Colin Cork at the Advanced Textiles stand at the Future Textiles Exhibition in Parliament. The illuminated top designed and produced by Anna Piper and Dr. Katherine Townsend using Anura’s smart yarns can be seen in the centre back whilst the military top with flexible embroidered antenna by Tess Acti is to the right.
The exhibition was hosted jointly by the Associate Parliamentary Manufacturing Group and the Associate Parliamentary Design & Innovation Group. It was sponsored by Simon Danczuk MP, and endorsed by Secretary of State for Business, Vince Cable. The aim of the exhibition was to showcase an area of the economy with high growth potential.