Soft Goods

Projects that are derivative from, or a further exploration of, soft materials for personal, recreational, work or outdoor use.

 

Examples include: apparel, shoes, bags, backpacks, hats, uniforms, sleeping bags, tents, textiles, etc.

 

Soft Goods Sample Entry Form

2014 Jury
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Carl Moriarty

Jury Captain
Arc’teryx Equipment // Design Director for Apparel
New Zealand born Industrial Designer Carl Moriarty is the Design Director for Apparel at Arc’teryx Equipment and has more than 12 years experience at the forefront of Apparel and Equipment Design. For the past seven years, he has been responsible for leading a talented in-house design team, which continues to set industry standards in design and innovation.

Carl grew up in the hills around Wellington, New Zealand, before moving to Australia and studying Industrial Design at Swinburne University. As a student he was a two-time winner at the Victorian Design Awards and graduated with Honors in 1998.

While visiting Squamish in 2000 Carl was offered seasonal work in the warehouse at Arc’teryx. This job eventually led to an internship in the Design Department, where he worked on the Equipment line, combining his understanding and passion from the mountains with an enthusiasm for design and manufacturing.

In 2002, he returned to New Zealand and the position of Equipment Designer at Mac Pac. In 2006 it was back to Vancouver and Arc’teryx with the opportunity to work with in the Apparel team.
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Joyce Rosario

Juror
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival // Associate Curator
Joyce Rosario is associate curator at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has been active in the performing arts scene in Canada for the past 10 years. She was previously executive director of New Works, an organization that produces a contemporary dance performance series and provides management support to emerging artists. She currently serves on the board of directors for the CanDance network and as a member of the Steering Committee of the Canada Council’s Dance Mapping Study. Joyce is a graduate Theatre Production/Design Program at the University of British Columbia.

Photo by Andrew Querner.
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Mike Wilson

Juror
Industrial designer, photographer, publisher, writer, sculptor
Mike Wilson is an industrial designer who never really knew what he wanted to do. His 20 year design career has roamed from commercial furniture to outdoor clothing and equipment. Along the way he has designed industrial tools, equipment for hospitals, banks and trains, packaging, lighting and ceramics.

Creative side ventures have included commercial photography, co-founding of cycling adventure magazine Journey, running the World’s fastest classic Mini at the Bonneville Salt Flats and a 6 year stint teaching industrial design at Otago Polytechnic School of Design.

Mike currently splits his time between running his design studio, Meccanica, out of a small house clinging to the hills in Wellington New Zealand and working with the team at Formway Design Studio. He believes wholeheartedly in design as a tool to enrich and improve lives.
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Drummond Lawson

Juror
Amer Sports // Director of Advanced Materials Development
Drummond Lawson is the director of advanced materials development for Amer Sports in Vancouver. A lengthy education in environmental chemistry led to work as the director of sustainability at Method Products in San Francisco and as a Cradle to Cradle research scientist at EPEA Hamburg. Drummond has done other serious professional things but mainly attempts to steer most conversations to his stunning recent win in the highly competitive "1990s skis and one-piece zip suit" category of the Payak nordic ski race.