Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Wool4Skool offers complete classroom design experience
Wool4Skool offers complete classroom design experience
Dec '12
Wool4Skool offers a complete classroom Design experience, introducing a new generation of Australians to the versatility of the fibre that helped build our nation.

Planned by leading teachers and fabric experts, Wool4Skool in 2013 has been expanded to coincide with the education curriculum for year 7 through to 10.

This week, Design and Technology, Art and Home Economics teachers from around Australia have been invited to register for the 2013 program. $10,000 in cash prizes is being offered for both teachers and students with a Girlfriend magazine photo shoot and the chance to meet Design industry experts as added incentives to be involved.

The 2013 brief is to design and describe a garment for a member of the Royal family to wear to an event such as the races, a charity event or party. The students do not have to make the garment although the winning entries will be created by leading designer Jonathan Ward.

The classroom resources available for Wool4Skool are significant with every registered teacher receiving two square-metre samples of Merino fabric: one woven and one knitted. Add to this the extensive lesson plans, work sheets, illustration tips and state syllabus links and teachers have a complete design project to place within their classes. Click here to register for Wool4Skool 2013.

This year’s Wool4Skool winner, Brooke Pearce had the opportunity to explain her winning garment to royalty earlier this month when she met HRH The Prince of Wales. As the global patron for the Campaign for Wool, HRH The Prince of Wales was very interested in Brooke’s inspiration and her knowledge of wool.

"It has been a great experience being part of the Wool4Skool program. I have had lots of opportunities to meet people in the wool and fashion industry and I have learnt about the benefits of using wool in garments. I recommend Wool4Skool for any teenagers looking for a future career in fashion design," she said.

Australian Wool Innovation Limited

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 26th Oct 2016

SGS develops 4C chemical management model for apparel

SGS, a leading inspection, auditing, certification, testing, and...

Textiles | On 26th Oct 2016

Platinum Equity acquires International Textile Group

International Textile Group (ITG) has been acquired by Platinum...

Textiles | On 26th Oct 2016

Whitehouse & URI Business Centre start RI textile network

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and the University of Rhode Island...

Interviews View All

Sunil Kumar Sharma
Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

'The blend of cotton–linen yarn has high demand in the domestic and...

Kamlesh Vaghela
RK Textiles

Very few machinery manufacturers have R&D units

Vasanth Kumar
Max Fashion India

‘Traditional high-street retailers are now willing to offer franchisees to ...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Igor Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

October 2016

October 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search