Calls and Competitions

Talking Textiles Dorothy Waxman International Textile Design Prize

Deadline: 17.07.2022

Li Edelkoort and Philip Fimmano are pleased to announce the 8th 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 2022.

The finalists will present their work online in front of a professional jury on Zoom at the beginning of September 2022. The finalists’ work will be featured in various online and social media platforms throughout September 2022.

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 magazines View on Colour, Textile View and Viewpoint. Waxman’s insatiable curiosity and discerning eye for the avant-garde has 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.

Submissions deadline: July 17, 2022 11:59 PM EST

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