Wool industry invites creative students

Wool industry invites creative students

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Registrations are now open for Wool4School 2018 and students are invited to design an innovative, creative and multi-functional outfit, containing a minimum 80% Merino wool.

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ENTRIES OPEN: The Wool4School initiative has opened for 2018.

ENTRIES OPEN: The Wool4School initiative has opened for 2018.

Registrations are now open for Wool4School 2018 and students are invited to design an innovative, creative and multi-functional outfit, containing a minimum 80% Merino wool. 

Students are advised to think outside the box by injecting new concepts and imaginative uses into their designs, such as transforming a skirt into handbag or sweater into skirt.

The outfits must contain a minimum of one piece with a maximum of four pieces. While students do not have to make their designs, they must illustrate and carefully describe the textiles used in their work.

All teachers who register their class will receive a free resource pack for the classroom filled with fabric and yarn samples, technical information to learn about wool and other helpful resources to help students.

Teachers also have the chance to go in the running to win $1000, a Bernina sewing machine and a workshop for students with a professional wool expert.

Lesson plans are also available online, aligned to the national curriculum, to implement Wool4School into the classroom.

First launched in 2012, Wool4School has involved more than 65,000 students nationwide to learn about the fundamentals of fashion design but also exploring the benefits and versatility of wool and the fabric it creates.

The 2017 competition expanded to include year 12 students, making the competition available to high school students from years seven to 12.

Registration closes on May 31 2018. 

Full details, resources and lesson plans can be found on www.wool4school.com.

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