Printed Textile Design Associate Prize


The Clothworkers' Company


Winner: Emilie Harford

Title of work: Denim and lined printed textile collection

University: Leeds Arts University


Emilie had a beautifully curated, forward thinking collection using traditional processes. We love Emilie’s style, boldness and the undeniable personality that runs through her collections. She really understands print design.


£1,000 (plus an invitation to attend our Alumni Dinner on Monday, 26th September 2022).

Image: Emilie Harford, Winner of the Printed Textile Design Associate Prize 2022.


The successful New Designer will be brave, trend setting, innovative and have a good sense of colour with a specific end use in mind, but be prepared to ‘cross over’ into other merchandise arenas. Judges will be looking for the sources of inspiration and external influences and will need to be convinced that the candidate has a full and complete knowledge of the limitations of all machinery used to produce the designs. A kind, open and understanding personable character is essential to be able to work with company management, as well as those on the production floor, and we will therefore be looking for strong characters, who are ‘people people,’ and prepared to multi-task.