Winners of 2017 Md Islam award at WFTO conference ,Delhi
The Nativity Set of felt material by WEAN Multipurpose Cooperative (Nepal) won the grand prize of the 2017 Mohammed Islam Design Awards, held on the last day of the WFTO Conference in Delhi, India, on 13 November 2017. The design won in the Best New Christmas Decoration category and was unanimously voted as the overall winner by a jury of experts in design and marketing for its innovativeness and market competitiveness.
Winners of the four other categories:
Best New Fashion Accessory – Organic Cotton Shawl Vest by Maggie’s Organics (USA)
Hand Knitted Throw and Cushion Cover from wool and banana fibre of Kumbeshwar Technical School (Nepal) for Best New Homeware and Textile Product
Dog Leash and Collar of Sadhna (India) for Best New Product from Recycled Materials
Honey Product Packaging of Last Forest (India) for Best New Food and Beverages Packaging
The Mohammed Islam Design Awards 2017 is part of the WFTO Biennial Conference, which was held in New Delhi, India, from 9 to 13 November 2017. The competition is held to encourage innovation in product design (also reflecting cultural identity and originality) and market (price) competitiveness. These are the main criteria in choosing the winners.
The prize got its name after the late Mohammed Islam who made great contribution in building a network of Fair Trade organisations in Bangladesh and later internationally.