Germany-based Messe Frankfurt GmbH and the German Textile and Fashion Industry Confederation have
issued a call for entries for the inaugural textile+fashion Innovation Award for Sustainable
Design. The award recognizes young creative talent designing sustainable products and takes into
account the materials used, production processes, social aspects, recyclability and disposal.
Entries may be submitted in the textile design, fashion design and technical textiles categories.
“This competition gives young university graduates, designers, engineers and scientists the
chance to test their innovative ideas and, therefore, helps them take their first professional
steps,” said Olaf Schmidt, vice president, textile fairs, Messe Frankfurt.
Entries must be submitted by May 31, 2011. Winners will be announced on July 6, 2011, during
Berlin Fashion Week, which will take place July 5-10, 2011. To obtain additional information about
the award, visit
May 10, 2011