Calls and Competitions

Dorothy Waxman International Textile Design Prize – Open Call

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Li Edelkoort and Philip Fimmano are pleased to announce the 6th 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 Edelkoort and Fimmano’s 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 2021.

The finalists will present their work online in front of a professional jury on Zoom at the beginning of September 2021. The finalists’ work will be featured in various online and social media platforms throughout September 2021.


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 2020 and 2021 are eligible to enter.

Finalists will be selected based on their innovation, creativity and their sustainable perspective.

Submissions deadline: June 30, 2021.

Submissions should be emailed to:

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