June 4, 2004
June 4, 2004 -- The International Wool Textile Organization (IWTO) has published its call for applications for involvement in the World Wool Award. The event is designed to arouse international interest in wool as well as celebrate the charm and future uses of wool, especially in products and markets leading to research and innovation.
The competition is open to those between the ages of 18 and 35 years. Students, trainees and young professionals from textile/fashion schools, companies and institutes from around the world are invited to take part in this event.
Awards will be recognized in three areas: Fashion and Design; Marketing and Promotion; and Concept, Innovation and Extension. Among the prizes granted to the winners of the three categories are: free participation in the IWTO Annual Wool Congress being held in Australia in 2005; a traineeship in a wool industry company in a wool-growing or wool-producing country; and one-year international exposure via the IWTO Web site.
The deadline for application is July 31, 2004. Additional details and the application are available on the World Wide Web at: World Wool Award
One of the purposes of the IWTO is to position and to value wool clearly in the consumer's mind as a material which is desirable for its technical, ethical and comfort values.
Staff contact: Rita Kourlis Samuelson, ext. 29