John Nicholas Hahn
East Haddam, Connecticut 06423 USA
P: (01) 203.570.3666
F: (01) 203.674.9957
SECTOR EXPERIENCE: Agribusiness: textile fibers, fruits, vegetables, nuts, spices, other.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:
I’m an independent consultant in agribusiness, specializing in SME capacity building and value chain competitiveness.
My concentration is textile fibers; cotton, wool, alpaca, silk and coir with satellite experience in fruits, vegetables, spices, nuts, aquaculture and forestry. I work with small stakeholder farmers and processors to form associations and sustainable industry clusters to leverage collective strengths and become more competitive in the marketplace.
I’m a co-founder of New York based Cotton Incorporated (cottoninc.com), a successful 501C3 non-profit representing the American cotton industry, “Cotton, The Fabric Of Our Lives”
My independent consulting practice, Hahn International, Ltd. was founded in 1997 as a platform to engage the global development community; I’ve been retained for short to long-term technical assistance on public and private sector projects in 13 countries over the past 18 years.
EXAMPLES OF PROJECT EXPERIENCE
Click on Link: Textile Terms & Descriptions
Sixth Edition (January -2015)
This work has been carried nonprofit
A COMPLETE AND TEACHING TOOL FOR UNDERSTANDING THE COMPLEX WORLD OF TEXTILE MANUFACTURING (16 FEBRUARY 2006). CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION INEDITA LITERARY WORKS IN THE MINISTRY OF INTERIOR AND JUSTICE – NATIONAL COPYRIGHT MANAGEMENT – UNIT SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE FOR REGISTRATION: BOOK VOLUME 10- 141- 267 STARTING MARCH 27, 2006.
The idea of this work, divided into 14 chapters, is that those who know have access to a full textile formation will be well familiar with most of the fibers, tissue types and every one of the production steps by a substrate passes before being made. Pre clothing such as raw materials from which it will work, its main characteristics, spinning, weaving and finishing of textiles these stages are explained. In addition, emphasis is placed on controlling the quality of fabric and garment, including a dictionary and a dictionary of defects of fabrics in Spanish and English.
This program builds on an extraordinary work carried out in Spain by Maria Perinat, which have expanded, modified and routed to the basic and fundamental teaching of textile sciences in academia and especially in the garment industry making use of a set knowledge based on my professional experience, and the experiences of other industry professionals worldwide. I have prepared this work with an analysis of the different technologies in order to be able to teach this science in an appropriate way in my work as university teacher and consultant textile textiles and clothing companies. These lessons will be of great importance in the technological institutes and universities, but especially in the garment factories, where a number of technical difficulties generated by lack of adequate knowledge and handling of materials causing erroneous perfectly avoidable financial losses.
In industry, this “Textilización Program”, is mainly focused on CEOs and plant managers as well as people who are responsible for the purchase and sale of textiles, fashion designers, quality managers, review textile, supervisors and generally all those who somehow make decisions within the complex world of clothing, they will have a basic knowledge in the design, production and finishing of most fabrics and textile know the ideal language use, both in Spanish and English, at the time of a sale or a claim.
The advantage of this being an interactive program is that unlike a printed book can gradually increase, in real time, as the technology is generating new developments. The motivation for my professional activity is based on a continuous and insatiable curiosity about the different processes of the textile industry in general.
Ing. Designer Textiles
Philadelphia Textile University
My takeaway from the forum featured on front page of their report, upper right. (click on image below.)