CHESHIRE BASED ENTREPRENEUR NAMED AS REGIONAL FINALIST IN TOP AWARDS
Co-founder of Cheshire-based Meryl Fabrics, a pioneer in hi-tech sustainable textiles and owners of the first in-house circular economy offering in the industry, has been announced as a North West regional finalist in a trio of categories in the prestigious Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2023.
Kevin Simpson (pictured above) has been honoured with the accolades of Sustainability Entrepreneur of the Year, The Maker and Creator of the Year and Equity Backed Entrepreneur of the Year in the highly regarded awards initiative which ‘celebrates the exceptional achievements and impact of entrepreneurs across the United Kingdom, showcasing their outstanding contributions to their industries and communities. ‘.
The impressive recognition follows a record year of awards in 2022 for Meryl Fabrics, which chalked up an impressive 11 winner, highly commended and finalist trophies presented by international and UK bodies in recognition of their firm’s major achievements in achieving sustainability with textile innovation. Following on from this the pioneering firm has secured another 4 major finalist accolades in the first quarter of 2023.
Most notably the firm was named Winner of the Circular and Recycling Award, National Sustainability Awards 2022; Winner – Industry Award for Sustainability, Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide Ltd (PCIAW) and Winner of the Sustainability Award, Med-Tech Innovation 2022.
Kevin Simpson, Co-Founder of Meryl Fabrics commented: “It is an honour to receive such distinguished and much-coveted recognition for our efforts to revolutionise the way we think about, use and dispose of textiles.
Our company is hugely passionate about mitigating the adverse impact that the textile industry is having on our environment, with the development of highly innovative yarns and fabrics which do not release microplastics, are manufactured with minimal water consumption and no use of chemicals, and are 100% recyclable.”
Driven by problem solving, the award-winning Meryl Fabrics uses Nylstar Hydrogen bonding technology to enhance the molecular structure of fibres; seal-in microplastics within the yarn and improve the durability of garments. Their continual innovation in Meryl Eco Dye offers a waterless dyeing process, saving thousands of litres of water during manufacture of fabric as they re-engineer the present of apparel.
Meryl Fabrics seeks to replace cotton with its exceptionally soft touch fabrics that feature natural stretch and moisture management properties that are designed to be recycled and offer other businesses a fully circular model in one place.