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World Textile Awards extends application deadline

The awards were created to recognise companies through the entire supply chain from fibre production through to end stitched product.

3rd December 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Manchester

Industrial, Clothing/​Footwear, Interiors, Sustainable

Due to the demand, the organisers of the World Textile Awards, sponsored by The Textile Institute, Manchester, have now extended the final deadline for entries to 31 January 2016.

  • Fibre Producer of the Year
  • Spinner of the Year
  • Knitter of the Year
  • Weaver of the Year
  • Dyer and Finisher of the Year
  • Garment Maker of the Year
  • Technical Textile Producer of the Year
  • Home Textile Producer of the Year

One winner will then be chosen for its exceptional commitment to quality and professionalism and garner the prestigious title of International Textile Firm of the Year, an accolade which went to Textured Jersey (Sri Lanka) in 2014.

Global platform

As the textile industry continues to evolve, now is the time for your company to gain recognition at a global level. The 2015 World Textile Awards are open to companies of any size worldwide that operate in textile manufacturing.

Headquartered in London, the mission of the World Textile Awards is to provide a global platform for outstanding textile companies to share their successes and promote excellence at all levels of the industry.

According to organisers, winning an award can help to increase the customer base and grow profits, provide PR and marketing opportunities, help break in to new markets and countries, and enhance the credibility of the products.


Each year, organisers assemble a team of the industry’s most respected experts from across the globe to be the World Textile Awards judging panel. They are drawn from leading textile organisations, institutions and companies.

Entrants are asked to submit a written description, which details why you think you should win in your chosen category. Each written entry can be a maximum of 1,500 words. The judges will be looking for the following information in every entry:

  • Market position
  • Technical performance
  • Environmental and sustainability practices
  • Quality control
  • Employee programmes

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