Submissions deadline: midnight EST June 30, 2021.

Open call for entries to the 6th annual 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 honours 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. As an avid textile aficionado, she believes that creative fabrics can change the design landscape in profound ways.

The prize winner will receive US $5,000 generously provided by Mohawk Group. The prize is part of Li Edelkoort and Philip Fimmano’s TALKING TEXTILES initiative that promotes textile education, creativity and awareness.

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.

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.

Talking textiles 2021

Jacob Alonso


Submissions deadline: midnight EST June 30, 2021.

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