[NASAFACS] Fwd: Wool4School Programme - FCS/NASAFACS Potential Competition

Stange, Lisa lisa.stange at iowa.gov
Wed Apr 11 07:26:09 MDT 2018

FYI -- Sounds like an interesting resource for some of our Textile
programs, similar to Make it With Wool, but with some classroom lessons and

*Lisa G. Stange, NBCT, MA Ed*
Career & Technical Education Program Consultant
Human Services/Family & Consumer Sciences
FCCLA State Adviser
Iowa Department of Education
Bureau of Career & Technical Education
Grimes State Office Building
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Des Moines, IA 50319
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lisa.stange at iowa.gov
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From: Ashley Hollis <Ashley.Hollis at wool.com>
Date: Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 11:50 PM
Subject: Wool4School Programme - FCS/NASAFACS Potential Competition
To: "Lisa.stange at iowa.gov" <Lisa.stange at iowa.gov>

Hi Lisa

I am Ashley Hollis the Global Project Manager of a very successful school
program in Australia, Hong Kong and England. And now launching in United
Kingdom 2018 and France, US and Italy 2019.

I would like to reach out and ask whether you could point me in the right
direction or let me know if NASAFACS is the best place to start.

I’m wanting to gain information on potential education consultants and
relations, for an industry competition, or any contacts you may have in
this area. The Woolmark Company <https://www.woolmark.com/> has developed a
programme in the form of a competition for senior high school called

*What is the program? (Wool4School <https://www.wool4school.com/>)*

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

Open to senior secondary students, the Wool4School competition invites
students to design an outfit using a minimum 80% Merino 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 involved more than 85,000 students
globally, 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 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 in 2015, England in 2017,
United Kingdom and Italy 2018.

*2018 Brief*

This year Wool4School invites students to design a multi-functional outfit
which truly highlights innovation and your creativeness as a designer. From
dresses turning into handbags, jumpers which can be worn as a skirt, or
trousers becoming shorts - the possibilities are endless but versatility is
essential. The outfit must contain a minimum 80% Merino wool and can
consist of one to four items to complete the look. This is purely a design
competition, you don’t actually need to make the outfit; we just want your
sketched designs. So get designing, encourage your friends and teachers to
join the nation’s favourite school design competition, Wool4School.

*What do students learn*

   - Knowledge and understanding of the properties and performance of wool
   - Knowledge and understanding of skills in design for a range of wool
   textile applications
   - Knowledge, understanding and application for the significant role
   textiles play in society
   - Demonstrating skills in the creative documentation, communication and
   presentation of design ideas
   - Knowledge and skills to evaluate quality in the design and
   construction of textile items

*Resources for teachers*

   - Lesson plans which are linked to the curriculum and easy to teach
   - Resource kit that include; fabric samples, wool samples, merchandise
   and soft copy information
   - Online support through video’s, fact sheets and links


Prizes range from scholarships to summer course, cash prizes, internship
and magazine subscriptions. *Potentially,* Parson’s NY may come on board to
support this programme, however this is still in discussions.


Students don’t need to create a garment, they only need to provide their
documentation. Which is;

   - Annotated illustrations
   - Mood board
   - Creative statement
   - Technical sketch

Hopefully this information provides you with an overview of what the
programme entails. All the resources will be linked to the regions
(countries) curriculum which makes the implementation process desirable for
teachers. Lesson plans, such as the attached, enable the teacher to teach
the students about wool and accomplish the milestones required to
completing a submission. When the teacher register their class they receive
a resource pack full of tangible products from greasy wool to wool top,
knit and woven fabric, wool innovations, visual support and other
promotional items for the teachings – *for free*.

If the student wishes to enter on their own accord, they also have support
of a student booklet, see attached.

I have reviewed the curriculum outcomes for Clothing & Textiles and believe
that the programme align’ s with a majority of results required, not to
mention the sustainability matter. With the help of a consultant I can
adjust the resources to fit.

With that said, it would be most appreciated if you could provide any
information to our quest to launch Wool4School in the US. If you had any
connections with high school clothing & textile teachers, NASAFACS
membership, potential curriculum advisors or a potential consultant who
would like to join the team, that would help a great deal.

I’ll be also available to chat over the phone, thank you for taking the
time to read my email.

I look forward to hearing from you.

*Ashley Hollis*Project Manager, Education Extension
*T:* +61 2 8295 3144
*M:* +61 408 208 514
Level 6, 68 Harrington Street, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW 2000

<http://www.wool.com/> <http://www.woolmark.com/>

This email including attachments may be confidential. If this email has
been sent to you by mistake please inform the sender Australian Wool
Innovation Limited (AWI) ABN 12 095 165 558 by reply email and then delete
the email.
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