Crossville has launched its second scarf design contest, a biennial competition held in support of The Common Thread for the Cure, the nonprofit organization that provides practical support for members of the furnishings and interior design industries facing the challenges of breast cancer.

“It’s inspiring to see so many come together to help our colleagues and their families get through the real life challenges of breast cancer diagnoses,” said Lindsey Waldrep, Crossville’s vice president of marketing.

Members of Crossville’s distribution network and the design community at large have already submitted designs for consideration, and the company is now announcing those who will be part of the contest’s judging panel. The company has enlisted four interior designers from across the country to determine the contest’s winning design.

Allan Dallatorre, design consultant to TOTO USA and owner of Hinge Decor of Hollywood; Lisa Mende, nationally acclaimed interior designer; Linda Holt, Boston-area interior designer and contributor to Merrimack Valley Magazine and Kathy Sandler, editor-in-chief of design blog

Sandler, Dallatorre, Mende and Holt will vote on scarf design concepts submitted by a range of entrants from Crossville’s distribution network and the design community at large. The judges’ winning design will be produced and sold to raise funds to go toward The Common Thread for the Cure’s Helping Hand Grants, in time for October/Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Additionally, Crossville will open the contest to popular vote to determine another winner for production of a second scarf. Popular voting will be open April 14 through 30 and may be tracked by following @crossvilleinc on social media platforms.

"We're so grateful for Crossville and this scarf competition. It's a great way to spread the word about Common Thread across the nation," said Jane Barea, president of The Common Thread for the Cure. “We're an entirely volunteer-run organization, so programs like this are so important for drawing attention to what we do."

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