Denali Home Collection by Monterey Mills Announces Design-A-Throw Winners

Mon April 11, 2016

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JANESVILLE, Wisconsin (April 11, 2016) - Denali Home Collection by Monterey Mills, the nation's largest supplier of knitted pile fabrics, has announced its winners for the Fifth Annual Design-A-Throw Contest. The Grand Prize of $1,000 was awarded to Samantha Boudiab (Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University) for her design, "Groovy Squares". The award was presented by Lisa Pasternak, Licensed Brand Manager of Monterey Mills in a ceremony at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University on April 5th. Nine prizes were awarded in this year's competition: one Grand Prize, three 2nd Place, and five 3rd Place. In all, $3,500 in prizes were awarded to students this year, and $5,500 in scholarship funds were donated to participating schools.

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(l to r: Suzanne Jonkman - Graphics Design Professor, Leslie Bellavance - KCAD President, Samantha Boudiab - KCAD Student and Winner, Lisa Pasternal - Denali Home Collection)

Students from twenty one colleges and universities across the country participated in this unique opportunity to design a throw, adding to Denali's 2017 collection.

"Our goal was to utilize the talents of students to develop new designs into the line. We were not only overwhelmed by the response from numerous design schools that participated but also amazed at the level of creativity," states Daniel Sinykin, President and CEO. "We are awarding the top nine designs and are excited to start adding some of these into our collection." The throw designed by Samantha Boudiab was presented to her and is available for purchase today by contacting Denali Home Collection at 800-588-0081.

The Denali Home Collection by Monterey Mills is instantly recognized as a distinctive gift item due to its plush feel and large size. Denali double-sided throws bring the consumer a new level of warmth and softness. Softer and warmer than fleece, these unique throws are made from an innovative fabric twenty years in the making. Called MicroplushTM, the hi-tech pile fabric is knitted with a very fine denier acrylic fiber making it light, soft, and comfortable to the touch. "I have yet to meet a person who doesn't say that this is the warmest throw that they have ever had," said Sinykin.

The Company is already working on the patterns submitted and has announced the Fall 2016 Design-A-Throw Contest will be Floral Themed. Information can be found on the website at www.designathrow.com.