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New SATRA Award supports ‘shoemakers of the future’

Centenary Award for footwear student at London College of Fashion

24th July 2019

A 2019 graduating footwear student at London College of Fashion, UAL, will be awarded £3,000 towards furthering her career in the footwear industry, by research and testing organisation SATRA to mark its centenary.

Winner Rachael Moore

Winner Rachael Moore

Runner up Klaudia Janiszewska

Runner up Klaudia Janiszewska

Rachael Moore was chosen from three UAL finalists to be the winner of the SATRA Centenary Award which was panelled by SATRA experts. The award also includes a place on the industry-recognised SATRA Accredited Footwear Technologist (SAFT) course later in the year. The prize and the training are aimed at helping the winner complement her studies and achievements to date.

Lynne Fenyk, SATRA’s Footwear Divisional Manager, said '2019 is SATRA’s centenary year. In looking back on 100 years of research and testing we thought it would be fitting to show support and encouragement for the potential shoemakers of the future.’

Darla-Jane Gilroy, Programme Director of Craft at LCF, said 'The College and its students have been working with SATRA for 20 years now and we are delighted to receive this Award which recognises our students; it is a wonderful way to celebrate SATRA’s heritage.'

After the finalists’ interviews, the panel also decided to offer a “Runner up award" to Klaudia Janiszewska, who will be offered the opportunity to attend some of the SAFT modules considered most appropriate to enhance the work she is planning for the future.

‘It is inspiring to see new talent coming through,’ continued Ms Fenyk. ‘We believe both Rachael and Klaudia will benefit from SATRA input and have successful careers in the footwear industry.’

London College of Fashion, UAL, has been nurturing creative talent for over a century with the aim of bringing it together with fashion's industrial importance, to shape lives and drive economic and social transformation.