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, IFC||History of Australian Wool & The Textile decision-making cycle||Presentation||Notes|
|Ms Sue Scott, RMIT University||Textile Fibres – an overview||Presentation||Notes|
|Dr Geoff Naylor, CSIRO||The Wool Fibre – Its Structure, Characteristics & Applications||Presentation||Notes|
|Mr Gary Robertson, AWI||AWI Merino Innovations||Presentation||Notes|
|Mr Gary Robertson, AWI||Wool Processing: Fibre to Fabric||Presentation||Notes|
|Mr David Tester, Macquarie Textiles||Colouration & Finishing for Designers & Retailers||Presentation||Notes|
|Mr Mac Fergusson||Textile Colouration||Presentation|
|Mr Dale Carroll, CSIRO||Textile quality management||Presentation||Notes|