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Wool4School competition invites young talents to design original outfit

Wool4School competition invites students from grades 7 to 11 to design a garment using Australian wool.

8th February 2016

Knitting Industry
 |  Sydney

Knitted Outerwear, Collections, Colours/​Trends

The Woolmark Company has announced the Wool4School educational programme that takes place in form of a design competition targeting secondary school students from grades 7 to 11, completing a unit of study in Design and Technology or equivalent.

Wool4School competition invites students to design a garment using Australian wool, with the aim to educate a new generation of wool consumers and potential designers about the benefits and versatility of wool and the fabric it creates.

Teachers can also take part in the competition, by incorporating the lesson plans into their classroom. Teachers are offered a suite of teaching resources that coincide with the national school curriculum.


Wool4School sets the challenge to design an original outfit made from one of the world’s most innovative and natural fibres – Australian Merino wool – and go in the running to win part of US 10,000 worth of prizes.

The outfit should be made from at least 70% Australian Merino wool and suitable for the participant’s favourite team to wear during their match or medal ceremony. The outfit must contain a minimum of one piece with a maximum of four pieces (each) which excludes the wool accessory.

The Woolmark Company

The Woolmark Company is the global leader in wool. Through its extensive network of relationships spanning the international textile and fashion industries, the company highlights Australian wool’s position as the ultimate natural fibre and premier ingredient in luxury apparel.

The Woolmark Company is a subsidiary of Australian Wool Innovation, a not-for-profit enterprise owned by more than 24,000 woolgrowers that invests in research, development and marketing along the worldwide supply chain for Australian wool.

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