Suhasish Basak

Suhasish Basak, (PhD Researcher)

    • BA-04-003B, Ulster University, York Street

      BT151ED Belfast

      United Kingdom

    Personal profile


    I am a fashion industry researcher from India. A postgraduate with a Distinction in Fashion Marketing and Branding from the University of Southampton, UK and the Most Innovative Graduation Project Award-winning Fashion Technology graduate from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, India. I have worked in the various domains of the fashion and textile industry may it be sourcing, buying, manufacturing, product development, sales and marketing, gaining almost 10 years of strong pragmatic academic and industrial experience. With approx. 2 dozen internship/ work experiences directly working with key stakeholders and decision-makers.

    I have been employed as the COO for an Indian ethical fashion startup and then as the COO for the Indian subsidiary of a 7 million GBP turnover British textile and merchandise trading company. Additionally, I have taken up contract-based roles for the latest 3D fashion tech. companies like "CLO 3D Virtual Fashion”. Alongside my full-time jobs, I was engaged in part-time remote roles for a couple of American and Canadian sustainable fashion startups, streamlining branding and the supply chain.

    During my academic years I have led a fashion show in the Winchester Fashion Week; interned with a university faculty led sustainable British women’s wear brand; and with the producers of H&M and MANGO in Bangladesh; also with the largest worsted textile producing unit of Raymond in India. I was recently engaged with growing my startup; Alongside I had been consulting for two global market research firms in terms of 3D fashion design software evaluation. I have also presented/ published two research papers at the ITAA conference.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

    Education/Academic qualification

    Master, MA Fashion Marketing and Branding, University of Southampton

    18 Sept 201718 Sept 2018

    Award Date: 19 Nov 2018

    Bachelor, Bachelors in Fashion Technology, National Institute of Fashion Technology India

    20 Jul 201330 May 2017

    Award Date: 30 May 2017

    External positions

    Merchandiser (Contract), Nestasia (New Leaf Retail Technologies Pvt. Ltd.)

    May 2022Jun 2022

    Brand Manager (Contract), Artyska LLP

    Dec 2021Jan 2022

    Founder, Drapery

    Jun 2021May 2023

    Business Development Manager (Contract), CLO Virtual Fashion Inc.

    Jun 2020Oct 2020

    Chief Operating Officer, Bag Maverick Pvt. Ltd.

    Jan 2020May 2021

    Sustainability Specialist (Part-time), Scarflings eCommerce Ltd.

    Oct 2019Dec 2019

    Chief Operations Officer, The Burlap People (C/O Aarbur)

    Jan 2019Dec 2019

    Brand Management Internship, Deborah Campbell Atelier Limited

    May 2018Dec 2018

    Apparel Internship, Utah Group of Companies

    Jun 2016Sept 2016

    Textile Internship, Raymonds Limited

    May 2015Jun 2015


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