Winner: Bristol Cloth Design Competition

Bristol Cloth is a  100% wool fabric of classic heritage inspired design, prioritising locally sourced materials and manufacturing processes from the South West of the UK.

Wendy Kotenko has been awarded the first prize and was presented with the first 5m length of woven cloth, in a prizegiving ceremony at the Green Capital Lab space on the eve of October 28th 2015. Wendy’s design was chosen for the delicacy, versatility and timelessness of its basketry inspired design.

First place Runner Up was given to Rebecca Connolly, for her the strength and clarity of maritime inspired design,while Bristol based Becky Smith and Sophie Graney came
a very close second with their imaginative tweeds inspired by Bristol’s cycling culture and bicycle routes.

The finished cloth will soon be available for wholesale and retail purchase. Prospective clients are encouraged to register their interest by emailing:

Bristol is Europe’s Green Capital in 2015,

Bristol & Somerset based enterprises Bristol Textile Quarter CIC, Botanical Inks, Fernhill
Fleece, Dash + Miller Ltd and The Bristol Weaving Mill Ltd join forces to produce the Bristol Cloth and invite Bristol and the South West’s creative communities to get involved.

The competition was open to anyone with a South West postcode providing their design is submitted in the required format. Full details of the Design Brief and technical Specifications can be found on the Bristol Cloth website:

The competition deadline was August 31 st with shortlisted designs being displayed in the Bristol 2015 Green Capital labspace during September for public voting and panel judging taking place end of September.

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