A STUDENT at Edinburgh University originally from Kemnay has been named as one of the winners in a prestigious design competition.
Emma Lawrie, originally from Kemnay, has made it to the final of The Campaign for Wool’s Wool School initiative, and will see her winning jumper design sold by contemporary casual wear label Folk up until Christmas.
Emma joins three Scottish students from three Scottish Universities, Edinburgh, Glagow and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.
They join 10 UK wide retailers, with a total of 15 winning students, whose jumper designs will retail in stores nationwide for Wool Week 2013, which runs from October 14 to 20, available until Christmas.
Scottish wool craftsmanship and skilled manufacturing has never been as relevant with top UK brands all choosing Scotland to source premium quality knitwear.
In celebration of the fourth year of The Campaign for Wool, of which HRH The Prince of Wales is a patron, Wool School partnered UK fashion brands with leading textile and fashion universities.
Contemporary casual wear label Folk joined the campaign this year and partnered with the University of Edinburgh.
Headed up by Scottish Founder and Designer Cathal McAteer, Folk wanted to take part, ‘primarily because wool is such an important natural fibre and the possibilities when working with students are so vast as they are in such a creative environment without too much knowledge of manufacturing constraints.’
Folk chose Kemnay born, Emma Lawrie’s unique over sized cable knit design to be manufactured.
Taking inspiration from the Gansey knits once made for fisherman, Elbe chose Emma’s design because it ‘interpreted the brief and made it modern.’
For more information about the Campaign for Wool visit: www.campaignforwool.org/