I am very happy to discover that I have been awarded £500 funding from IdeasTap, represented by Hiive. This is to go towards making 5 more Func Scarves to complete the collection, adding to the 3 prototypes I made during my last term at university.
It was a great surprise to hear I was one of 10 winners out of nearly 300 applicants, as the level of talent out there is tough competition. This has definitely motivated me to develop this collection to a high, marketable standard. It's not going to be an easy journey and I have much to organise and consider, with the making of the scarves only the beginning. It is a process I am going to enjoy though and can't wait to get started on.
I love the diversity of the winning projects and you can check them out for yourselves here: