The first Awards in recognition of design, quality and innovation within the carpet and rug industry were held at the end of march at Stamford bridge, London. There were over one hundred entries across the fifteen categories and the standard of entry was very high.
The Judges John Bain, formerly Design Director of Brintons, Textile Consultant Malcolm Sims, Tim Booth of British Wool, Giles Kime of Homes & Gardens, Rhoda Parry of Country Homes & Interiors and Katie Hallett of Homes & Antiques – considered the entries to be an extremely high standard.
“We felt it was time that our carpet and rug industry and the many people working in it, had a moment of glory for its significant design, quality, manufacturing skills, creative marketing and its loyal passion for wool. Often flooring is the forgotten story of home interiors – but as these entries and winners show – the performance and enduring strengths and story of wool in carpet and rugs is dynamic and has a lot to offer.” Bridgette Kelly of the Campaign for Wool said.