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Judges for The Woolmark Company Texprint Award Announced

11 September 2016 by TexSelect in Fashion, Home, Interiors & Auto, Sponsors, Judges & Champions

The judges for this year’s The Woolmark Company Texprint Award have been announced. They are Aline Galimberti, chief designer of Dormeuil, and Jonathan Christopher, the 2015-16 European menswear finalist for the International Woolmark Prize.

The Woolmark Company, the global authority on wool, has supported Texprint’s prestigious awards for many years with a dedicated prize that recognizes the use of Merino wool incorporated into textile design.

The Woolmark Company Texprint Award is judged and presented at Premiere Vision Designs. This year’s announcement will be made on September 14 at the Texprint village in Hall 5.

The judges will meet the 2016 Texprint alumni on their stands at Premiere Vision Designs to view their collections and discuss their use of Merino wool. After joint deliberations they will select the winner of The Woolmark Company Texprint Award.

“Education continues to remain a top priority for The Woolmark Company as we continue to actively donate time and resources into nurturing the development of the next generation,” explains The Woolmark Company Managing Director Stuart McCullough. “New talent is the future of our industry and our longstanding relationship with the Texprint Awards allows us to support the best new design graduates as they enter the early stages of their professional career, exploring the innovative possibilities of Merino wool.”

Aline Galimberti is chief designer of Dormeuil, one of the most respected global brands in the textile industry, founded in 1842 with a reputation for exceptionally high quality research, creativity and innovation. She says: “I look forward to discovering how young talents interpret and present wool – one of the most noble of fibres – with a touch of their innovation. The aim is to come up with an innovative product, presented in a different manner with the right market price!”

Jonathan Christopher is from the Netherlands and has proved a major innovator in wool denim. The International Woolmark Prize highlights the most innovative and modern interpretations of Australian wool by leading design talents.

The winner of The Woolmark Company Texprint Award will receive £1,000 plus ongoing support from The Woolmark Company and opportunities to learn about developments, innovations and the supply chain for wool. In addition, The Woolmark Company will sponsor a dedicated presence for the winner at Intertextile Shanghai.

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