Student Design Competition – Winners Announced!
The Campaign for Wool’s Wool Week launches this year with the return of its much-loved Student Design Competition. 2020’s year-long competition brings together leading brands and retailers with Universities across the UK, who challenged students to create an innovative and exciting product made out of wool. Brands had the opportunity to choose their favourite product, with some offering winning items for sale in stores, or student work placements.
Winning students are;
Abigail Weston from Central Saint Martins for a Floor Story rug;
Hannah Sosna from University of Westminster for a M&S mens capsule;
Ashira Mellor from Nottingham Trent for innovative-yarn Finisterre socks;
Georgia Alligan from Derby University for a John Smedley jumper;
Sandra Junele from Dundee University for a Brora jumper;
Courtney Davies from Plymouth College of Art for a Celtic & Co jumper and
With the high standard of designs entered some brands found it difficult to select a winner and that has resulted with a number of runners-up worthy of mention; Steven Stokey-Daley, M&S; Anna Smith who was twice runner-up Blackhouse and Holland & Sherry; Jennifer Long, Anderson & Sheppard; Kaitlin Murdoch, Hackett; Alisia Damianou, Maddy Hann, Helen Hill and Catherine Fletcher, John Smedley.
This year’s competition was a global endeavour with universities in New Zealand, Canada and South Africa also getting involved and designing innovative wool products, with winners and runner-up from Massey University, NZ; Lauryn Tipper, Mary Roberts and Georgie Holmes, George Brown College/OCAD University, Canada; Amanda Perumal, and Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion, SA; Johane Schulze.