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British Wool supports young talent in local industry competition

British Wool is sponsoring Bradford Textile Society’s 2017 Design Competition, supporting emerging industry talent throughout the UK.

The competition, which has been running for nearly 100 years, is one of the largest and most highly regarded textile design competitions in the UK, due to the breadth of textile areas covered. Textile and design students from across the country are invited to enter, showcasing their most creative and innovative approaches to modern textile design.

British Wool is sponsoring category B1, The British Wool Award, which requires entrants to design a fashion or interiors fabric which demonstrates the versatility of British wool.  Three prizes are available - £500 for 1st place, £300 for 2nd place and £200 for 3rd place. Certificates of commendation will also be awarded.

Haldi Kranich-Wood, Product Manager, said “We are delighted to work alongside Bradford Textile Society. This is a fantastic opportunity to share our passion for British wool, inspiring students to use this versatile and naturally beautiful fibre. Supporting our industry’s emerging talent is very important to us, and competitions like this are a great source of inspiration to textile students and designers, encouraging creative new thinking across the industry."

Students and designers interested in entering the competition can download the prospectus from the Bradford Textile Society website www.bradfordtextilesociety.org.uk or request a copy from the Secretary by email secretary@bradfordtextilesociety.org.uk

Winners will be announced mid-April 2018, with all award winning and commended work displayed at the Dye House Gallery, Carlton Street, Bradford between 8th and 10th May 2018. The award seminar will take place on 11th May 2018. 

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