We're sad to say... there's no Wool Innovation Prize in 2021
We're sad to say... there's no Wool Innovation Prize in 2021
2019 Prize Awarded to Little Beau Sheep!
2019 Prize Awarded to Little Beau Sheep!

We're sad to say... we won't be running the Wool Innovation Prize in 2021.

The past year has placed too many obstacles in our way.

The Wool Innovation Prize will return in 2022


If you work with wool, find out more about the Wool Innovation Prize run by The Worshipful Company of Woolmen and The Company of Merchants of the Staple of England.


You can apply for the prize, regardless of your industry, as long as you:

  • Word predominantly with wool
  • Display genuine innovation
  • Offer a commercially viable application
  • Are excited about developing your ideas further
We look forward to receiving your entry in 2022!  

2020 JOINT WINNERS: ROMNEY MARSH SHEEP FARMING & NEXGEN TREE SHELTERS

 

The Worshipful Company of Woolmen and The Company of Merchants of The Staple of England were pleased to announce the joint winners of the 2020 Wool Innovation Prize.

Worth up to £10,000, the Prize is an annual award available to the individual who shows the most innovative use of wool in any commercially viable application.

The First award was for ROMNEY MARSH SHEEP FARMING:

Robert Hodgkins & Joanna Franklin, for their work focusing on improving the quality of Romney Marsh sheep wool using genomic markers.www.kaiapoi.co.uk

The Second award was for NEXGEN TREE SHELTERS:

Gary Hurlstone, Founder of NexGen Tree Shelters, a company manufacturing totally biodegradable Tree Shelters made from wool.www.nexgen-ts.com

 

 

THE WOOL INNOVATION PRIZE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY

About the Prize

“This prestigious prize will allow me to develop the work I have begun using British Wools in the built environment and to bring my skills in colour and design to an area of great potential growth for wool”.
Caroline Hodgson

Caroline Hodgson

2018 Prize Winner

“The high level of all the entries was most impressive, covering a number of key areas in the worlds of apparel, interiors and household artefacts“,
Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd

COO of The Campaign for Wool.

THE WOOL INNOVATION PRIZE WILL RETURN IN 2022