HOW TO USE THIS ONLINE MAGAZINE
by clicking the arrows at the side of the page.
by clicking anywhere on the page. A slider will appear, allowing you to adjust your zoom level.
and move the page around when zoomed in by dragging the page.
and return to the original size by clicking on the page again.
by entering text in the search field and click on "In This Issue" or "All Issues" to search the current issue or the archive of back issues
a PDF of this magazine.
by clicking on thumbnails to select pages, and then press the print button.
a page via email, Facebook, Twitter and more.
TO VIEW PREVIOUS EDITIONS
, click the
button at the bottom of the screen.
Beyond the Bale : March 2019
Wool4School Year 10 winner Cecilia Cheah from Georges River College, Penshurst Girls Campus in NSW had her 2018 winning design turned into reality by leading Australian fashion designer Jonathan Ward. Cecilia’s winning design includes a unisex coat, which can be transformed into both a backpack and sleeping bag – perfect for the young adventurer on a camping trip. The theme of the 2018 edition of Wool4School challenged students to think beyond a single-use garment and asked them to create a multifunctional design – and the entries certainly pushed the boundaries of the way clothing, and wool, can be used. “Students came up with some interesting ideas from jackets that turn into sleeping bags and hats that turn into purses whilst exploring some of wool’s new innovations,” said AWI Project Manager of Education and Extension, Ashley Hollis. “Congratulations to all students who entered the 2018 awards. It showcased the broad emerging design talent throughout Australia and I encourage them to enter again this year.” The Year 10 winner was Cecilia Cheah from GRC Penshurst Girls Campus in NSW. Her design stood out to judging panel member and leading designer Jonathon Ward for its combination of versality, functionality and fashion. “The winning entry by Cecilia Cheah titled ‘the convertible coat’ was outstanding and well thought through in her presentation,” Mr Ward said. “The contemporary design showed versatility through a multi-functional garment utilising the properties of wool across camping and travelling yet remaining fashionable and adventurous with the final design.” WOOL4SCHOOL GOES FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH Now in its eighth year, Wool4School invites students to think about the versatility of various wool fabrics as part of a creative design of their own. First launched in 2012, Wool4School is an annual student design competition that has involved more than 85,000 students, not only learning the fundamentals of fashion design but also exploring the benefits and versatility of wool and the fabric it creates. “The aim of the Wool4School design competition is to teach school-aged students the benefits of Australian wool so that these future designers and consumers understand wool’s benefits and are more likely to use Australian wool as their fibre of choice,” Ms Hollis added. Open to all Australian school students from Jackets turning into backpacks, coats becoming sleeping bags and a skirt transforming into an umbrella. The winners from 2018’s Wool4School design competition were chosen for their outstanding multi-function design concepts. Registrations are now open for the Australian edition of the 2019 Wool4School competition. This year, students are asked to design an outfit that embraces the use of technology to enhance garment performance or function, such as wool footwear that tracks your run. There are once again a host of amazing prizes on offer. HOW TO GET INVOLVED WOOLGROWERS AND PARENTS Contact your local high school and encourage them to get involved in the Wool4School program. Information for schools and teachers is available at www.wool4school.com YEAR 7-12 TEACHERS Simply register your school and year groups at www. wool4school.com to receive a free wool fabric pack and resource kit for the classroom. YEAR 7-12 STUDENTS Learn more about the exciting competition at www.wool4school.com and talk to your teacher about getting involved. KEY DATES Registrations close: 30 May 2019 Submissions close: 25 July 2019 Announcement of winners: 22 August 2019 ENTER THE 2019 WOOL4SCHOOL COMPETITION FROM COAT TO BACKPACK TO SLEEPING BAG years 7 to 12, the Wool4School competition invites students to design an outfit using a minimum 80% Australian Merino wool. 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, AWI now also runs the student design competition in the key markets of the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Italy. MORE INFORMATION For details of all the 2018 winners and how to enter the 2019 competition, visit www.wool4school.com 30 OFF FARM
In the Shops - March 2019