In 2015 the Trust decided to fund a pilot project whereby it provided a number grants to selected Fashion Design Students.
Initially 25 grants were provided for 2016, allocated to RMIT, Whitehouse Design, UTS, QUT, TAFE SA and Curtin University.
For the pilot project the criteria for administering and directing the grants were:
The grants were allocated to the pilot project participants as follow:
|Curtin||Bachelor or Arts (Fashion)||2||$3000|
|RMIT||Bachelor of Fashion (Design & Technology)||4||$6000|
|Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Hons)||4||$8000|
|TAFE SA||Bachelor of Fashion Design||3||$4500|
|QUT||Bachelor of Design (Hons)||2||$4000|
|UTS||BA Hons Fashion and Textile Design||4||$8000|
|Whitehouse Institute of Design||Bachelor of Design||6||$9000|
Use the menus or the links above to view galleries of the creations of the students .
Selected videos are available to display some galleries.
The outcomes of the program were reviewed in February 2017 and the Trustees decided to continue the program for 2017. The program is continuing for 2018 and will continue for 2019.
For some years the Trustees for the Australian Wool Education Trust have held annual meetings with representatives of a number of Fashion Schools from all over Australia.
The purpose of these meetings is to develop programs whereby the Trust could assist the students develop a better understanding of the characteristics and advantages of wool.
One of the first projects was the development of a set of swatches of wool fabrics for distribution to the Fashion Schools. The selection, assembling and distribution of these swatches was managed by RMIT with assistance by AWI and funded by the Trust.
The Trust continues to provide funds for the addition of new samples to these swatches as new and innovative fabrics become available.