Wool4Skool® is a fashion design competition which inspires high school students to consider a career using wool, while learning about the fibre’s natural, renewable and biodegradable properties. First launched in 2010 for Australian students in years 9 and 10, the competition grew to include years 7 and 8 the following year and in 2014 competition has been extended into Year 11.

Planned by teachers and textile experts in line with the Australian education curriculum, Wool4Skool® offers a rewarding design experience without students actually having to make the garment, all whilst learning about Merino wool fabrics and the fibre.

This short documentary follows the journey of Sophie Aylward, the 2013 Wool4Skool® winner, as she discusses her design process, her thoughts on wool and how she felt when she found out she had won the competition with the theme ‘Fit for a Royal’.

Leading Australian fashion designer Jonathan Ward also features in the documentary, outlining why Sophie’s design stood out from the rest whilst we see him turn Sophie’s design into reality.

Then, with a fairy-tale ending, Sophie met the muse for her dress: HRH the Duchess of Cambridge and even got the chance to present the winning dress to the princess.

Find out more at: wool4skool.com

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