The textile industry has gone through massive changes over the past 20 years and Philip Bart has been leading the way. He has been involved in a multitude of businesses, with a textile focus, that have sought to improve productivity, innovation and quality of textiles principally produced in Australia. He is a passionate advocate of ‘local production’, and where that is not economically practical, overseas production with the maximum Local Content. Based in Sydney, New South Wales, he has guided his businesses through some turbulent times, consistently putting the needs of his employees and customers on an equal basis to his own, treating all as equal “stakeholders”. Now, he is at the forefront of innovation again.