This course was designed to introduce designers, merchandisers, and retailers to the Australian wool fibre, its unique characteristics and applications. It provided participants with an understanding of the processing route from fibre to fabric; 21st century advanced manufacturing methodologies and high tech innovations. Also included was a tour of CSIRO’s extensive processing facilities providing a comprehensive understanding of the manufacturing processes involved in converting raw wool fibre to luxurious garments for the global market.

Participants also had an option to participate in day of practical designing and leading edge software applications at RMIT University’s CAD design and sampling studio at its School of Fashion and Textiles in Melbourne.

Mr Barry White, IFCHistory of Australian Wool & The Textile decision-making cyclePresentationNotes
 Wool FactsNotes
Ms Sue Scott, RMIT UniversityTextile Fibres – an overviewPresentationNotes
Dr Geoff Naylor, CSIROThe Wool Fibre – Its Structure, Characteristics & ApplicationsPresentationNotes
Mr Gary Robertson, AWIAWI Merino InnovationsPresentationNotes
Mr Gary Robertson, AWIWool Processing: Fibre to FabricPresentationNotes
Mr David Tester, Macquarie TextilesColouration & Finishing for Designers & RetailersPresentationNotes
Mr Mac FergussonTextile ColourationPresentation
Mr Dale Carroll, CSIROTextile quality managementPresentationNotes