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i-on Breakthrough Awards: Mairi Helena and Nu Blvck

02-Jun-2017 12:32 PM | Kimberley White

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The i-on Breakthrough Awards celebrate the next generation of emerging talent from the best businesses in Central Belt Scotland.

Textiles Scotland members have been highlighted as excelling in their respective fields. Nu Blvck have been nominated for the Online Influencer Award, and Mairi Helena has made the Design Award shortlist.

Nu Blvck produce exclusive collections of fashion accessories created by emerging designers. Their transparent and innovative business model means demand before supply, allowing for more ethical trade. They strive to bring their artisan creators close to their customers by creating interesting conversations around inspirations and creative stories. Visit the Nu Blvck website and remember to vote for them to make the finals of the Online Influencer Award. 

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Image c/o Nu Blvck

Mairi Helena is an Edinburgh based designer producing high-end luxury home accessories for interiors and fashion. Her novel designs are created using influences from her photographic portfolio of Scotland, producing abstract surface pattern designs with a unique fine art feel. Think vibrant colours and a strong influence from local landscapes and wildlife. Check out Mairi's website here, and cast your vote to help her to reach the Design Award finals.

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Image c/o Mairi Helena

Winners will be announced at the i-on Breakthrough Awards winners’ party at Mansfield Traquair, Edinburgh, on Wednesday 13 September 2017 and will appear in the October issue of the magazine and online.

There will be winners chosen for each category and they will each receive a marketing campaign in i-on, worth £2,000. There will also be one overall winner (from the category winners) who will receive a £15,000 marketing campaign with i-on to be used in 2018.

Find the voting form here to vote for your favourites.

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