The Textile Institute awards ceremony 2018 successfully held where medals were presented to the global recipients in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the textile industry.
Prof Dr. Engg. Ayub Nabi Khan, Pro Vice-Chancellor of BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology (BUFT), is the first Bangladeshi who won the International Holden Medal for Education award by ‘The Textile Institute, Manchester, UK’ for his outstanding contributions in technology-based education at the levels.
Under the authority of the Textile Institute (TI) Council, annually a number of medals and awards are conferred upon individuals and organizations in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the textile industries and/or the work of the Textile Institute itself.
Both highlights in the Institute’s calendar of events, the awards ceremony were part of the 91st Textile Institute World Conference in Leeds, UK. The Award Ceremony and gala dinner took place at The Royal Armories in Leeds – the UK’s oldest museum on 23 August that holds one of the largest collections of arms and armor in the world.
According to a press release, the Textile Institute’s awards have a number of categories in key industry areas, such as sustainability, international research, innovation, young talent, design and more.
The theme for the 2018 conference was ‘Integrating Design with Sustainable Technology’ – a concept being recognized globally as of great importance to the future of textiles.
Xiros, one of the conference sponsors, was awarded The TI New Materials Award for their work and research in the development, design, and manufacture of products to the medical profession.
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.
He expressed, “I am delighted to receive this unexpected award in recognition of the work I have undertaken in developing good safety and quality standards.”
The young talent award in the textile industry went to Charlotte Moroney. He said, “I’m thrilled to have won the Young Persons award and have my research recognized by The Textile Institute.”
“The award will help me to further disseminate my research to a wider, professional audience,” he continued.
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 recognizes a contribution in the former journal which has been well received by the community, and which combines innovation, flair and solid academic content.”
Other awards such as ‘The Institute Medal’-went to Dr. Gerry Leaf, CText FTI, UK and ‘The Textile Institute Innovation Award’ – Revolution Fibers, New Zealand, said the press release.