Stitchsmith Prize for Design
Competition 2019

 

The unique Stitchsmith clutch
The competition
Who can enter?
The prize
Key dates
How to enter
Judging Criteria – What are we looking for?
The unique Stitchsmith clutch

Stitchsmith is launching the first truly customisable hard cased clutch which can be re-covered in any fabric, again and again.

The customer can remove the metal outer frames on each side of the bag and switch the fabric cover. They can do this as many times as they choose. This patented method of covering the bag makes the Stitchsmith clutch unique in the marketplace. And as the customer now only needs one clutch for all outfits, the bag responds to a growing industry desire for sustainability.

The competition

With unlimited opportunities to customise the Stitchsmith clutch, we want to inspire customers with stunning covers and feature the designs of up-and-coming designers. For the competition we’d like you to create a textile design suitable for a clutch bag.

Who can enter?

UK residents over 18 who are studying, or have graduated within the last three years from, an Arts & Design course.

The prize

· First prize £750

· Second prize £500

· Third prize £250.

Prize money will be in exchange for ownership in the copyright of the winning designs. As part of our mission to support new UK designers, winners will also have their design produced for the launch and be considered for further design work with us in the future.

Key dates

Competition opens: 30th September 2019

Deadline: 10th November 2019 midnight GMT

Shortlist: The judging panel will create a shortlist of twelve entries and contact the shortlisted entrants by 6th December 2019. Shortlisted entrants will have their work exhibited online on our website and social media channels.

Winners: The first, second and third prize winners will be selected and notified by 13th December 2019.

How to enter

· Create a short profile on our website to access the full instructions and submission form

· Design a piece of fabric 13.5 x 22.5 cm suitable for covering a hard cased clutch bag. Your design must feature a repeating pattern and be suitable for digital printing

· Complete the online submission form, including uploading a digital file of your design

Judging Criteria – What are we looking for?

Quality: The Stitchsmith clutch has been designed to be a high-quality fashion accessory and we would like the fabric covers to be treated as pieces of art. Your design should be as visually appealing close up as it is from a distance.

Creativity: We are looking for designs that inspire people to buy into the concept of our innovative product. Bear in mind the occasions for which hard cased clutch bags are typically used but don’t be afraid to be creative.

Sustainability: We are an environmentally conscious company. When creating your designs please be mindful of the materials and processes required to achieve your design.

Stitchsmith is launching the first truly customisable hard cased clutch which can be re-covered in any fabric, again and again.

The customer can remove the metal outer frames on each side of the bag and switch the fabric cover. They can do this as many times as they choose. This patented method of covering the bag makes the Stitchsmith clutch unique in the marketplace. And as the customer now only needs one clutch for all outfits, the bag responds to a growing industry desire for sustainability.

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