Fabric Expert Witnesses
What is a fabric or textile expert witness?
Fabric and textile expert witness candidates typically have backgrounds in textile engineering, chemistry, fire science, and/or expertise in the apparel industry as well as extensive knowledge of fiber materials and the science and technologies surrounding product design and development. While textile is a general term that refers to any material made of interlacing fibers, fabric is a specific type of textile that’s been woven, knitted, or otherwise processed into a cohesive material. As such, both fabric and textile expert witnesses are often members of industry organizations such as the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFA) and/or the American Textile Machinery Association and should also be familiar with the many textile certifications.
What types of cases require a textile or fabric expert witness?
A textile or fabric expert witness may provide expertise in a wide range of issues including the identification and analysis of fabrics or textiles, the determination of fiber content, the evaluation of fabric or textile quality, and/or the investigation of fabric or textile-related accidents or incidents. Cahn Litigation Services has sourced experts for cases surrounding:
- consumer product safety
- fabric flammability and FFA regulations (the flammable fabrics act)
- fabric quality assurance / textile quality assurance
- fiber engineering / textile engineering
- textile technology
- copyright infringement involving apparel design
- garment and apparel design and manufacturing
- laundry and dry cleaning facilities
- design, development and manufacturing of textile products
Textile and fabric expert witness case examples
- Synthetic polymers manufacturing methodologies in Arkansas
- New Jersey retail merchandising case
- Arbitration in New York involving a key executive in the textile industry
What litigation support work might textile or fabric expert witnesses be expected to perform?
Litigation support by a textile or fabric specialist could include expert report preparation, expert opinion, depositions, and courtroom testimony. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request someone with prior expert witness testimony experience.
Cahn Litigation Services has the many years of experience required to turn the search for an expert witness around quickly.
Fabric Expert Witness - Representative Bios
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Fabric experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Fabric landscape.