The Textile Institute Awards 2018 to
global recipients in historic museum
Annually, The Textile Institute
presents medals and awards to members and industry recipients,
under the Institute’s Council authority, to recognise
outstanding contributions to the global textile industries
and/or the work of The Textile Institute.
Both highlights in the Institute’s calendar of events, the
Awards Ceremony was part of The 91st Textile Institute World
Conference in Leeds, UK. The Award Ceremony and gala dinner took
place at The Royal Armouries in Leeds – the UK’s oldest museum
which hold one of the largest collections of arms and armour in
The theme for the 2018 conference was ‘Integrating
Design with Sustainable Technology’ – a concept being
recognised globally as of great importance to the future of
Award winning, Xiros, one of the conference sponsors, were
awarded The TI New Materials Award for their work and research
in the development, design, and manufacture of products to the
One of the most respected awards of the night – the Companion
Membership Award – went to Frank Moore, former Head of
Merchandise Standards at John Lewis Group, who said, “I am
delighted to receive this unexpected award in recognition of the
work I have undertaken in developing good safety & quality
The TI Young Persons Award recognises young talent in the
textile industry and is awarded to students to assist attendance
at international conferences. Charlotte Moroney, the 2018
winner, said, “I'm thrilled to have won the Young Persons award
and have my research recognised by The Textile Institute. The
award will help me to further disseminate my research to a
wider, professional audience.”
The TI Research Publication Award is presented to an
individual author or group of authors for the most outstanding
paper published in The Journal of the Textile Institute - a
leading international publication, devoted to research and
innovation. The award is sponsored by Taylor and Francis Group.
This year’s winners were Sungee Park and Dr Sundaresan Jayaraman.
Scott Yearsley of Taylor and Francis Group said, “Taylor &
Francis is proud to publish The Journal of The Textile Institute
and Textile Progress on behalf of The Textile Institute. The
Research Publication Award recognises a contribution in the
former journal which has been well received by the community,
and which combines innovation, flair and solid academic
Previous winners of The Textile Institute Medals and Awards
include: HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Dato Prof Jimmy
Choo, Paul Smith, Levi Strauss and Johnson & Johnson.
The awards for 2018:
- Companion Membership – Mr Bernard F Moore CText
- The Institute Medal - Dr Gerry Leaf CText FTI, UK.
- The Textile Institute Holden Medal for Education -
Professor Ayub Khan CText FTI, Bangladesh.
- The Textile Institute Innovation Award -
Revolution Fibres, New Zealand.
- The Textile Institute New Materials Award - XIROS
- The Textile Institute Research Publication Award -
Ms Sungmee Park and Dr Sundaresan Jayaraman, USA.
- The Textile Institute Young Persons Award - Ms
Charlotte Moroney, UK.