RIan Taylor

Chief Executive Officer & Founder of Huddersfield Textiles

From high-profile career in telecommunications to Cloth – Rian has been a leading force in these sectors 

“My family historically has been a leading factor in the cloth industry – spanning back hundreds of years now, my ancestors have forged a path for cloth made in Huddersfield, as such it’s in my blood.

My greatest sense of achievement comes from developing the people I work with, whether that’s inside the company, or with our global partners

I believe success isn’t something you find, its something you feel.

The main quote I live by is “It’s not your aptitude but your attitude that will determine your altitude”


Chief Operating Officer & Distribution Partner, Asia

I had no intention of running three companies in my mid twenties, yet here I am. It all started with the launch of 108 Empire Trading back in 2001 where I realized my true potential for running a business. I had a real desire to expand globally. I later took command of our family run textile business and have since launched my latest project, Kapra Fabric.

I travel the world looking for new business opportunities and work with clients over all of Southeast Asia. I help my clients realize success through collaboration with artists and digital entrepreneurs. This form of consultation helps to gain market exposure and add further value to their businesses. 

I love working with startups or companies that are recovering from tough setbacks. Problem solving, Social Media Marketing, Sourcing, Web Design, UX, UI, CX are areas where I excel. 



Huddersfield Textiles U.S. Sales President

Derrick Robinson is the Founder and Creative Director for Dallas, TX based, PERSONA CUSTOM CLOTHIERS.
Having spent the past 20 years as a marketing and branding leader in the financial industry, Derrick decided to venture out and pursue his true passion for clothing and footwear design. Being one often described as “best dressed”, it was a natural transition and refreshing change for the emerging menswear designer.
Although having chose a new career path, Derrick is no stranger to profound business growth and development. His list of professional accomplishments stretches from luxury home builder to capturing the highly prestigious Telly Award for creative television commercial production. His business savvy and keen sense of what’s next has always kept him at the forefront of what sparks consumers’ interest. Having spent several years in the industry, PERSONA CUSTOM CLOTHIERS has rapidly become a brand synonymous with style, class, and detail driven menswear.

Dawn Kendall

PA to C.E.O / Sales Manager at Huddersfield Textiles

My duty is to ensure100% Customer Satisfaction and bring the easiest of access to all companies that deal with us from all across the globe. By exceeding the most demanding of expectations, we in turn ensure customer excellence as standard.

•Order dispatch within 24 hours or the very next working day, thus always ensuring industry leading delivery times

•Dedicated customer service line and quick email response

•Same day issue resolution - issues dealt with quickly at source



Huddersfield Textiles Ltd Storth Mill 139A Wakefield Road Huddersfield West Yorkshire HD5 9AN

Tel: 0044 (0) 484 810292(9am-10pm) Toll Free: 1 512 943 2395 (US Only)

CONTACTS: Managing Director: Rian Taylor 0044 7824 661778

PA/Sales Manager: Dawn Kendall 0044 7539 354443

Logistics Manager: Laura Thompson 0044 7817 502413

Southern Hemisphere Sales & COO: Jai Singh 0066 8977 30080

US/North American Sales: Alex Summer 001 917 373 4993

Director of Global CMT Services: Derrick Robinson 001 469 647 2133