The International Woolmark Prize connects the world's best emerging design talent with the world's most important retailers, mentors and suppliers.
The Woolmark Company’s Innovation Academy provides designers with a robust eight-month education and mentoring program, offering unparalleled access to International Woolmark Prize partners and mentors supporting product development, research and development, business and sustainability strategies.
BYBORRE is an Amsterdam based textile innovation studio working on the frontiers of material development, functionality and aesthetics through engineered knits.
D-house urban lab is the new venture of Dyloan group, created to bring innovation to the world of fashion. In the centre of Milan, it is a place for meeting, training, innovation and sustainability, with a strong technological component and international scope.
Knitwear Lab develops smart technological applications for knitwear. They knitwear specialists combine material research with the latest knitwear technologies.
As one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of worsted and fancy yarns, experience and know-how sits alongside Laxton's relentless commitment to innovation.
Studio Eva X Carola are at the forefront of innovation in performance textiles; their expertise is in seamless and circular knit techniques. They research and test creative and functional structures for future textiles, working with innovative suppliers.
Queen of Raw is a marketplace to buy and sell unused textiles, keeping them out of landfills and turning pollution into profit.
Close to Clothes approaches branding from a responsible point of view. Each creation is produced with respect for humans and the environment. Close to Clothes prioritises the use of eco-friendly materials and have established production processes that are certified and sustainable.
Common Objective makes it easier for businesses to work in the most sustainable way and to build successful businesses, with a positive impact for people and the environment.
The International Woolmark Prize connects the world’s best emerging design talent with the world’s most important boutiques and retailers. Through The Woolmark Company’s valued retail network, designers have the opportunity to enter new markets, reach new clients and build important relationships to develop and commercialise their brand. As supporters of the prize, these retail partners are investing in the future of the fashion industry and reaffirming Merino wool’s position as the ultimate luxury fibre.
The International Woolmark Prize has brought together an experienced collective of progressive international partners at different stages of the supply chain and manufacturing process who are able to support designers with product ideation, development and commercial realisation of concepts. The trade partner program fosters more meaningful and sustainable product outcomes for both the designer and the manufacturer. Products will be showcased at the global final event and supported by a global trade communications strategy.
If you are a designer and interested in being connected with any of the below trade partners, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.