Innovation in Wool Awards return for 2022
In another sure sign the industry is getting back to post-pandemic normality, The Innovation in Wool Awards are back “bigger and better” for 2022 in the UK. Key to this year’s awards will be commercial viability and sustainability.
“Following a  where too many obstacles prohibited the competition to go ahead”, the awards return with a new name, ‘The Innovation in Wool Awards’ and new logo, with prizes this year amounting to £25,000, will be awarded across one to three winning project submissions.
Co-presenters The Worshipful Company of Woolmen Charitable Trust and The Company of Merchants of The Staple of England in conjunction with the Campaign for Wool are seeking applications “that showcase wool in new, inspirational applications which can be either apparel, interior, agricultural, horticultural, medical, novel, industrial or other scientific wool applications”.
They noted: “In today’s environment and consideration for the health and well-being of the planet, applications should also consider sustainability as a form of innovation. Project submissions should also consider developing products and re-engineering wool that already exists or classed as waste”.
The awards entry is open to “any individual who works with wool, or those who can offer a new way of working with wool” with a closing date of 17 July.
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