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Winner  2021- Read Here 

3 Heads. Copyright Natsuki Hanyu
3 Heads. Copyright Natsuki Hanyu

Winner 2022 – Read Here 

Tal Narkiss. photo Leigh Chen
Tal Narkiss. photo Leigh Chen

Li Edelkoort and Philip Fimmano are pleased to announce the 9th edition of the Dorothy Waxman International Textile Design Prize, awarded to a current or recently graduated student in Textiles or Fashion who exhibits sustainable thinking and innovative creativity in textiles. The prize is part of the TALKING TEXTILES initiative that promotes textile education and creativity. The US $5,000 award is proudly provided by Mohawk Group, one of America’s foremost flooring companies and a leader in sustainability. The winner will be announced at the end of September 2023.

The finalists will present their work online in front of a professional jury on Zoom at the beginning of September 2023. The finalists’ work will be featured on various online and social media platforms throughout September 2023.

The Dorothy Waxman International Textile Design Prize honors Dorothy Waxman, the original driving force behind Trend Union and Edelkoort Inc. in the United States and a contributing reporter to the magazine View on Colour, Textile View and Viewpoint. Waxman’s insatiable curiosity and discerning eye for the avant-garde have inspired Edelkoort and the Trend Union team for decades. Waxman also introduced the American fashion industry to European textile partners with her work at the Fashion Group. As an avid textile aficionado, she believes that creative fabrics can change the design landscape in profound ways.


The competition is international and open to students who are currently enrolled in an educational institution teaching textiles, fashion, interior or lifestyle textiles. Graduates from 2022 and 2023 are eligible to enter.


Conceptual description of the work max 200 words
Technical description of the work max 200 words
Minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 photographs of the work.
Required are JPEG minimum 300dp/ photo
Video files are accepted (not required but recommended) in addition to the JPEG

Finalists will be selected based on their innovation, creativity and their sustainable perspective
Submissions deadline: July 15, 2023, 11:59 PM EST
For any questions please contact
Read HERE the submission rules carefully & Good Luck!