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Textile Awards

Voting for the 2021 Textile Awards is now closed.

Entries opened: Monday 5th July 2021
Entries closed: Monday 30th August 2021
Winners announced: November 2021

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In its inaugural year, APAC-Insider is delighted to present the 2021 APAC Textile Awards designed to recognize and uplift the very best businesses that make up the celebrated APAC Textile industry!

APAC-Insider has carefully observed and researched the textile industry over the past 12-months, and we couldn’t be more excited to begin seeking out and rewarding the leading innovators and pioneers who make up this vibrantly diverse industry.

The APAC region makes up approximately 60% of the global population and has, for many years, dominated the production of textiles and materials. With clothing, decor and interior products being such a large part of our daily lives on a global basis, with its developed technology and sourcing availability, it is clear to see why the Asia Pacific remains a global leader for the design, production and distribution of some of the world’s finest textiles.

Unlike other awards programs, the 2021 APAC Textile Awards are judged solely on a merit basis, meaning that each and everyone of our nominees is offered a level playing field. We do not form our final decision based on company size nor annual turnover. This is because we believe that a business is not only represented by its numbers and that it is of vital importance to recognise the dedication and innovation that an organisation is able to demonstrate.

Taking part in the 2021 APAC Textile Awards is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your business as a leading light within the textiles industry across the entire Asia Pacific Region. Here at APAC-Insider we firmly believe that third party recognition is one of the best ways to grow and develop a business, broaden your client reach and most importantly establish yourselves as key players within your field.

Furthermore, should you go on to achieve one of our prestigious accolades, we provide our winners with an exciting selection of promotional opportunities that we can explore together to ensure that news of your success reaches the eyes and ears of those who matter most to you and your business.

Our available options are specifically designed to assist your business in broadening your brands reach and are also a fantastic opportunity to reward your employees in turn boosting company morale!

In closing, if you own, are part of or would like to nominate a leading textile business then please complete the voting form. If you have any questions regarding participation or the awards process, then please contact awards coordinator Jessie Wilson using the contact details provided.

 

FAQ's
How long has APAC Insider been in circulation for?
APAC Insider has been in circulation since 2015 and has been building up an impressive reputation for its excellent look into the sectors it covers. The publication aims to serve the vast Asia-Pacific region, which is home to more than one third of the world’s biggest businesses including the likes of Toyota, Sony and Bank of China. APAC Insider is published by AI Global Media, a UK based publishing group launched in 2010.
Where did my nomination come from?
A company or individual can be nominated in various ways, including self-nomination, nominated by a third-party, or nomination by our in-house research team. In the interest of maintaining high response rates, we do not ask nominees to reveal their identity. The main ethos of our awards system is that your ability to succeed is not linked to the number of votes received, with the most pertinent belief behind this being that all awards will be received on merit. As a means of identifying spam votes and countering cyber-threats, we monitor the website for unusual behaviour.
What happens if I agree to be considered further?
As we look to keep maximum focus on relevant candidates, we ask all nominees to accept their position on the shortlist. This gives individuals complete control in their decision on whether they would like to move forward with the award. There is no cost for you to be added onto the shortlist or if you go on to win. Nominees who accept will then proceed to our internal vetting procedure. Nominees are given an opportunity to present their own data which gets considered alongside the information collated by our research team. Please note it can take up to 8 weeks for research to be completed.
Who selects the winners?
We employ an impartial panel of individuals to conduct all the research to a high standard, and our research team are well versed in fact-checking and mediation. At the helm we have a veteran academic leader with international academic and training experience. Our continued use of this panel plays a key part in enforcing APAC Insider’s stance that winners are not determined by popularity, but by their contributions to the sector.
Is there a winner’s ceremony?
While we appreciate everyone will want to celebrate their success, this can look different to all winners. Many of the awards are also open across various regions within the Asian Pacific, and therefore many separate events would need to be arranged. Alongside this thought, we believe in keeping a cost-effective marketing philosophy, and do not wish to add further expense to any business or individual. Our press announcements are made digitally, online and across our network to enforce our position as digital publishers. We aim to provide you with the tools (both digital and physical) to generate real-world value.
If I do win, what happens next?
There is a short press embargo in place where we ask winners to refrain from any public announcements, giving us the chance to prepare the different means of coverage we offer. During this period the program manager will liaise with you to agree on the most appropriate coverage for you. Our main feature takes the form of a digital magazine, but we also offer physical trophies, wall mounted plaques, digital certificates, web-based advertisements, and press releases. The range of options are aimed to make the awards tailor-made to each individual firm, regardless of budget.
Are there any costs involved?
All awards are at no cost to be nominated or to win. We do offer a variety of paid additional benefits for our winners, and these are entirely optional and merely supplementary to your award rather than essential. To demonstrate our commitment to no mandatory fees, all winners are offered a free of charge promotional package. Our company policy will always remain: regardless of budget, our clients should always be able to garner the full value of the award.
I have another question that isn’t listed here.
If you have any questions or wish to discuss the award in more depth, please connect with a dedicated awards coordinator using the contact details provided. They will be able to assist further and guide you through the process.
Our Winners By Year

Here is where you will find details of our previous award winners. All winners are listed in the winner’s directory for the year won once the announcement has been made. Click the year to view the winner’s directory and discover award-winning businesses.

Our Awards Team

To ensure all winners are chosen fairly and based on merit, our skilled team research and fact-check all nominees thoroughly. Get to know the team by clicking below.

Joe Woods
Joe Woods - APAC Insider Lead ResearcherJoe joined the research team at AI Global Media in 2016 and has been an integral part of APAC Insider ever since. Joe has an interest in businesses of all shapes and sizes and how they have come to evolve over time making him an ideal Lead Researcher for the brand researching businesses from across the diverse region and across a variety of sectors. Joe ensures dedication and diligence throughout.
Steven Simpson
Steven Simpson - APAC Insider Awards Team LeaderSteven joined AI Global Media in 2015 and has since proven to be a most respected, conscientious and valued team member. Steven oversees APAC Insider's key awards programmes ensuring that all nominees and winners receive a great experience from the team and that our winners are supported in gaining maximum exposure for their achievements.
Jeremy Roe
Jeremy Roe - Head of ResearchJeremy is both dedicated and diligent, qualities with which he embodies in his work each and every day. Jeremy is a supportive manager and is able to build a strong team of research individuals around him, each of whom is dedicated in their role. APAC Insider’s readers, followers and web visitors can rest assured that Jeremy and his team select the best of the best as award winners.
Kathryn Hall
Kathryn Hall - DirectorKathryn is a founding member of the publishing group AI Global Media and one of three directors driving the business today. Kathryn is keen to ensure that APAC Insider is considerate of the professionals engaging with the publication and its website in ensuring that the team showcase only the most innovative, respected and trusted of businesses and business owners within its awards.
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Methodology

Our process for choosing winners has been tried, tested, and refined over the years. Our team of skilled researchers use precise methods to fact-check and investigate all nominees.

Researching APAC Insider nominees

The team work hard in identifying great businesses, driving many of the nominations themselves. We also encourage external nominations from magazine subscribers, web visitors, social media following, clients, and wider circulation. Nominating parties are invited to put forward either their own business or third-party companies whom they hold in high regard.

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Shortlisting our nominees

All nominees are formally requested to accept their nomination via email, and all firms and individuals are obviously free to accept or decline if they so wish. Those who formally accept are given the opportunity to submit additional supporting information. There is no obligation to complete and supply such material, we have found that many nominees value this stage, in the process, as do our research team.

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Evaluating nominees

Our dedicated research team will assess all information presented to them. From there, the team gather information independently from a variety of publicly accessible sources, which are assessed alongside any material supplied by a nominating party or by the nominee themselves. The research team casts their final judgment based on various criteria such as business performance, longevity, diversification, growth (either sustained or rapid), significant innovations, feedback from stakeholders etc.

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Reaching out to winners

Once winners are selected, they are personally notified before any public announcement is made, allowing time for any communications throughout the wider business and the coordination of marketing strategies. Unfortunately, not everyone can be a winner; however, all who take part are encouraged to come back next year. Once the press embargo is lifted, details of our award winners will be made public via the APAC Insider website, award winners’ magazine, social media platforms, and subscriber newsletter.

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Making the most of your win

We offer a range of promotional packages to help make the most of your win. All winners are offered the complimentary package, which includes a free-of-charge entry in the winner’s directory, with a backlink to your site, up to 100 work bio, and company logo if winners would like to provide those.

Other items can be offered at additional cost including trophy, plaque, certificate, content in our magazine, content on our website, and a dedicated social media shoutout.

We encourage winners to publicly announce their win independently in order to gain maximum exposure. Announcements via company websites, blogs, social media, via publicly released press releases, and through local and national press are all great ways of maximising the exposure which can be gained from such a great achievement. If you have need of further advice on how to publicise your win, please feel free to get in touch.

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