Wool4Schools

Wool4School is an annual student design competition encouraging budding fashion designers to show the nation what they’re made of.

Open to all Australian school students in high school, the Wool4School competition invites students to design an outfit using a minimum of 70% wool. The outfit must contain a minimum of one piece with a maximum of four pieces and show the student’s creative and innovative side.

First launched in 2012, Wool4School has gone on to involve more than 100,000 students nationwide, not only learning the fundamentals of fashion design but also exploring the benefits and versatility of wool and the fabric it creates.

By putting wool into the minds of Australia’s future fashion designers, Wool4School encourages students’ innovative thinking and creative design, in keeping with The Woolmark Company’s tradition of fostering the education of the future generation.

On the back of the success of Wool4School in Australia, The Woolmark Company launched the competition into Hong Kong 2015, United Kingdom 2017 and Italy 2018.

For more information on the competition and how to enter please go to www.wool4school.com

For teachers: Want to learn more about wool?

The Woolmark Company offers excellent online professional learning for teachers. Teachers can access our full program of coursework with supporting facilitator notes and guides.

Our extensive coursework looks at the global supply chain of wool, from farm to fashion. Here you can learn about fibre fundamentals, science and technology as well as industry insights from designers.

All coursework is badged, giving learners capacity to promote and acknowledge their achievements.

To begin, we recommend that you pursue the Wool Appreciation Course which is delivered through 15 interactive learning modules. Participants can complete the course at their own pace, through a process of self-directed learning. Each module contains knowledge checks to assess participant comprehension. Those who complete the course will come away with an in-depth understanding of the entire wool pipeline.
 
Upon completion of the online Wool Appreciation Course, participants are eligible for a Wool Appreciation Badge from Credly, which can be displayed on their digital professional portfolio, such as LinkedIn.

For students: Want to learn more about wool?

The Woolmark Company offers excellent online educational tools for students. Our extensive coursework looks at the global supply chain of wool, from farm to fashion. Here you can learn about fibre fundamentals, science and technology as well as industry insights from designers.

All coursework is badged, giving learners capacity to promote and acknowledge their achievements.

To begin, we recommend that you pursue the Wool Appreciation Course which is delivered through 15 interactive learning modules.  Participants can complete the course at their own pace, through a process of self-directed learning.  Each module contains knowledge checks to assess participant comprehension. Those who complete the course will come away with an in depth understanding of the entire wool pipeline.
 
Upon completion of the online Wool Appreciation Course, participants are eligible for a Wool Appreciation Badge from Credly, which can be displayed on their digital professional portfolio, such as LinkedIn.

View Woolmark Learning Centre video above.

Receive online professsional learning for teachers:

For those teachers who want to increase their knowledge about wool, The Woolmark Company is offering two seminars delivered by industry experts.
 
Shelia-Mary Carruthers will take you on a journey from farm to fashion, demonstrating wool’s benefits and properties, whilst dabbling into some of the latest wool innovations.
Shelia-Mary knows the fashion supply chain inside-out, starting her career in textile design, specialising in weave and print. Her illustrious career has seen her work with a number of global brands such as Product Innovation for Nokia and Microsoft; Global development of a knitwear business on behalf for DuPont and Invista, for Lycra®; Jaya Shree spinners (Aditya Birla group India), product and brand development; and many more. 

And Helene Steiner will demonstrate who science, engineering and design can be incorporated into today’s industry. Helene is a designer and engineer who works at the interface between technology and science. She co-founded Open Cell with the mission to provide affordable lab space to early-stage start-ups innovating at the intersection of design and biology. She is the co-founder of a biotech company, Cell-Free Technology, where she develops computational and biological design tools for proteins and materials and leads the biomaterial platform at the fashion department at the Royal College of Art.

Enjoy your online tutoring on wool.