Textile students are Bradford Textile Design competition winners

Loughborough Textile students have been successful in the Bradford Textile Design competition 2021, with four awards and four commendations being awarded.

The Bradford Textile Society is the oldest textile society in Britain and holds an annual competition which attracts entries from students throughout the UK.

Anna Burke, Prestigious Textiles Award

Entrants were invited to digitally submit their designs to a category for judging, each with their own prize amounts. Loughborough Textile students were either awarded or commended in six of the prestigious categories.

The awards are as follows:

The Campaign for Wool
Josephine Melanuric – 1st prize

Prestigious Textiles Award
Anna Burke – 2nd prize
Daisy Handford – 3rd prize

The Clothworkers Company
Natalie McCormack – 2nd prize (C1 category)
Harriet Paulet-Brigg – Commendation (W1F category)
Josephine MscEanruig – Commendation (W1N category)
Natalie McCormack – Commendation (W1N category)

The Woolmark Company
Charlotte Baker – Commendation

Speaking of the achievements, Kit Neal, Textile Design Programme Leader said:

“We're delighted to see several recent graduates of the Loughborough Textiles programme again be recognised in the Bradford Design Competition winners and commendations. This success is the result of consistent hard work over the past few years by academic and technical staff in the programme, but mostly, of course, by the students themselves. They should be immensely proud of their achievements, especially during a year like the one we just had.”

A celebration of the success of all the entrants and winning projects will be held online on the 15 October 2021, where there will also be a showcase to view all the designs. Details are to follow via the society’s website.

Congratulations to all our students!