Intertrade Ireland Award for Outstanding Innovation

Prize: Honorary award


The Intertrade Ireland Award for Outstanding Innovation in a FUSION project between Ulster University and Silverhill Ducks was presented to Janet Coulter in December 2013. This Cross Sector project between fashion and duck farming enabled research into smart textiles, digital printing and innovative sustainable design. The natural thermal properties of duck down, which was a material bi-product of current food production was developed into innovative leisurewear for high value global markets in Asia.
Degree of recognitionNational
OrganisationsInterTrade Ireland


honors and awards
down (feathers)
design for environment
thermal properties
food production
farming systems