The Prince of Wales’ Campaign For Wool has launched Wool Week 2020 with the return of its much-loved Student Design Competition.
The competition brings together leading brands with Universities across the UK, who challenged students to create innovative and exciting products made from wool. Brands involved included Marks & Spencer, Hackett, John Smedley, Finisterre, Anderson & Sheppard and Brora.
The competition aims to champion wool as the use of the sustainable fibre, which is not commonly taught in many syllabuses.
Brands such as Brora, John Smedley and Hackett have now selected their favourite pieces, with some offering winning items for sale in stores or student work placements.
Wool Week 2020 will be running until 18th October.
Head of Menswear Design at M&S, Karen Hall said: “The Campaign for Wool competition was of great interest as it perfectly aligned with our M&S Plan A eco and ethical values. Our focus at M&S is to deliver to our customers modern style, incredible values and innovation whilst manufacturing in a globally a responsible manners.”
“It is so important for me personally to support and develop young designers. The competition is a great platform to engage with 3rd year students from the University of Westminster to explore wool performance and the core values of the Campaign for Wool and develop and create designs to compliment the M&S Menswear A/W20 Collection.”