23rd October 2020


Art Foundation alumni student, Emma Herst, has won the prestigious Wool Week 2020 design competition.

The Campaign for Wool was initiated by The Prince of Wales, to raise awareness amongst consumers about the natural unique benefits of using the fibre. Launched in 2010 the campaign has influenced a high demand for wool and is supported by many major textile trade organisations.

Celebrating its 10th year, the Campaign hosted many Wool Week activities this month, including the Student Design Competition. Congratulations to Emma, for receiving one of the winning places for her cloth design, inspired by Prince Charles’ iconic tweed overcoat and London’s South Bank.

The competition gave Emma the opportunity to work with Savile Row Bespoke Tailors, Anderson & Sheppard and Wool Manufacturers, Abraham Moon and Sons, who produced her winning piece.

“I am so happy that my cloth design for Prince Charles’ Campaign for Wool Student Design Competition has been chosen as a winning design! I am very thankful for the opportunity to work with Anderson & Sheppard and Abraham Moon and Sons in creating this overcoat for Wool Week 2020, which is now being exhibited at Salts Mill.”

We wish Emma the best of luck, as she continues her studies at Huddersfield University.

Read all about the history of The Campaign for Wool and Emma’s design here – http://www.campaignforwool.org/2020/10/07/16774/

Also, check out this article in the Yorkshire Post about Emma’s design – Yorkshire Post

Image credit to Tony Johnson