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Last year, Wool4School challenged students to design an outfit inspired by flora and fauna and incorporating fibres which are gentle on the earth.
"I have been competing since 2016 and continued to do so as it was a wonderful opportunity to develop my interest of fashion design as well as the journey that would result in producing a final product. Yet, I would always fall short of winning, but this gave me multiple chances to improve my technical sketching skills, thinking processes and decision making for specific ideas that match the criteria and my vision. This competition gave me the prospect to have fun, be creative and follow my true passion."
Meet the 2020 teacher winner
Jill Pettifer, Dickson College, ACT
"The Wool4School competition is a wonderful opportunity for the students to participate in an innovative real design scenario. The four parts of the competition allow the students to work through the various processes: creating a mood board, a design, then justifying their design through their creative statement and finally producing technical drawings. These are all diverse skills and to implement them in a design competition is such a great process for the students.
I also enjoy going through the production of fibre to fabric, through demonstrations of spinning, then students weaving fabrics on our floor and table looms, also, looking at the sustainability of wool, especially the life cycle. I see the competition as a fun and professional project for the students to participate. The bonus is the great sponsors and prizes."
Wool4School reaches 100,000 students
The Woolmark Company’s Wool4School design competition has reached a milestone 100,000 high school students worldwide, educating them about the natural benefits of Australian wool and the innovative applications it has in fashion design.