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Call for Entries: Bristol Cloth Design Competition

Bristol Cloth: A 100% wool fabric of classic heritage-inspired design, prioritising locally-sourced materials and manufacturing processes from the South West of the UK.

With Bristol as Europe’s Green Capital in 2015, what better time than now to explore how a more resilient, local textile might look?

Bristol & Somerset-based enterprises Bristol Textile Quarter CIC, Botanical Inks, Fernhill Fleece, Dash + Miller Ltd and The Bristol Weaving Mill Ltd  join forces to produce the Bristol Cloth and invite Bristol and the South West’s creative communities to get involved!

The competition is open to anyone with a South West postcode providing they’re design is submitted in the required format. Full details of the Design Brief and technical Specifications can be found on the Bristol Cloth website:


The competition deadline is August 31st with shortlisted designs being displayed in the Green Capital Lab space during September for public voting and panel judging taking place end of September.

The winner of the competition will be presented with a length of cloth in a prize-giving ceremony at the Green Capital Lab space on the eve of October 28th after which the finished cloth will be available for wholesale and retail purchase.