Announcing- Judges’ panel for the textile design competition

Last month, we proudly announced our first ever Textile Design Competition for all UK design students and recent graduates. At the time, we knew who we wanted on the judges’ panel but weren’t sure if all of them would want to/ be able to be on it.

We’re really pleased confirm that almost everyone we approached to be on this panel agreed! So now we have this fantastic mix of industry stakeholders ranging from interior designers, retailers and trade buyers, academics and journalists, who we hope will be able to encourage the students and recent grads participating in the competition and help them as they start their careers.

The judges’ panel now includes-

Diane Claridge- an independent interiors designer, whose clients are among the who’s who of London;

Ellie Tennant

Ellie Tennant

Ellie Tennant- Celebrated freelance interiors journalist, blogger and stylist, who specialises in trends, interviews, shopping, columns, news, lifestyle features, design and social media;

Toolika Gupta

Toolika Gupta

Toolika Gupta- Academic and fashion and textiles researcher, whose particular areas of interest include the history of textiles and fashion, especially Indian textiles, surface design techniques, sustainable and ethical fashion and fashion studies;

Tracy Kitching

Tracy Kitching

Tracy Kitching- Charming proprietor of the popular London curated home décor store, Opium;

Vaishali Sinha

Vaishali Sinha- Accomplished textile designer and manufacturer with her own design studio and manufacturing unit based near Delhi, India.

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About Purvaai Home Decor

Purvaai, which means ‘Winds from the East’ in the ancient language Sanskrit, explores and reflects the diversity of Indian art and craft, its cultural influences and a plethora of relationships, which nurture creativity and ingenuity. The range of Indian handicrafts is as diverse as the sub-continent itself. At Purvaai, we aim to share the knowledge about these ancient crafts and create an awareness and appreciation of many of the lesser-known techniques. Our unique designs largely use locally sourced natural fabrics, handcrafted textiles and traditional Indian embroidery techniques. Our product range, which includes cushions, throws and bedspreads, will enliven your home through exquisite art-like designs. The designs are not only reminiscent of vibrant India but also resonate with all the elegance of modern Indian design.

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