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Wool Innovation Prize

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The Worshipful Company of Woolmen and The Company of Merchants of the Staple of England have initiated a UK prize for innovation in the use and application of wool.  This is open to any individual who works with wool.

  • Awarded annually
  • Application has to be innovative and commercially viable
  • Apparel or non-apparel applications
  • £5000 prize
  • Annual closing date is 30th June.

 

For further details please contact The Campaign for Wool for an application form:  innovation@campaignforwool.org

The 2016 Innovation Prize was awarded to Sonia Reynolds of Nottingham Trent University. A framed certificate and the money was presented to her at the Mansion House Dinner of The Woolmen on 19th October 2016.

The closing date for the prize this year is 30th June 2017.

Sonia Reynolds receiving her award and framed certificate 19th October 2016 at The Mansion House, London. L-R Lord Mayor of London – The Lord Mountevans, Sonia Reynolds, The Master Woolman – Peter Hewitt

Sonia Reynolds receiving her award and framed certificate 19th October 2016 at The Mansion House, London. L-R Lord Mayor of London – The Lord Mountevans, Sonia Reynolds, The Master Woolman – Peter Hewitt

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L-R: Andrew Dawson – Chairman of the Woolmen’s Charitable Trust; Robert Sword – Mayor of the Company of Merchants of the Staple of England; Peter Ackroyd – Chief Operating Officer, Campaign for Wool; Sonia Reynolds – Winner of the 2016 Wool Innovation Prize; Peter Hewitt – Master Woolman; Robert Hall – Chairman of the Company of Merchants of the Staple of England Charitable Trust.