The International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO) has announced the launch of the World Wool Award, an accolade that will celebrate wool, its future use in products and possibly lead to innovation in the textile sector.

The award, which is particularly geared towards young people, will cover three categories spanning fashion and design, marketing and promotion, and concept innovation and extension.

It is open to students, trainees and young professionals in the textile sector.

Prizes on offer include free participation at the IWTO Annual Congress in Australia next year and a free booth at the Congress exhibition area.

More information is available by visiting http://www.iwto.org/projects/wwa.htm.