For designers just starting out in the U.K., Purvaai Contemporary Tradition has opened the door to opportunity for the second year running. The company is hosting its second Textile Design Competition for students.
Purvaai was founded with a desire to delve into the diversity of ancient art and craft and bring those influences into modern decor, hence the tagline of Contemporary Tradition. The company focuses on locally-sourced natural fabrics, handcrafted textiles and traditional embroidery techniques.
The theme for this year's competition is Naturally Yours and the company is looking for designs that reflect the boundless opportunities found in nature. The challenge is to create a range of home linens or personal accessories that reflect the theme.
The competition is open to all U.K. students either pursuing a design degree or diploma and to recent graduates of such programs as well. Registration is due by April 1 with entries due on April 30. More details and registration information can be found online.