Wool4School - Marzotto Tessuti
Always at the forefront in supporting young talents, this year Marzotto is proud to have been chosen by The Woolmark Company as a new partner for the second edition of the project Wool4School Italia, in order to support the growth of emerging designers. Wool4School Italia is a competition open to all students who attend the last three years of art school, technical and professional institutes with a fashion orientation. They must be at least 16 years old. It is a completely free contest, which aims to bring young designers closer to the world of wool, promoting an innovative use. This year students are invited to design an outfit or a dress with a composition of at least 80% Australian Merino wool that incorporates the use of technology to improve both performance and functionality.
"The Wool4School is an international project through which we encourage young designers to look towards the future, to use Merino wool as a natural and performing fiber, highlighting its infinite technical qualities and experimenting with new innovative applications,"says Francesco Magri, Regional Manager Continental Europe of The Woolmark Company.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about wool fiber, its benefits, infinite versatility and they will have the chance to compete for the numerous prizes. The winner of the third, fourth and fifth year, will be rewarded with a trophy and a graphics tablet, while the global winner will get a two-week internship at the Marzotto group.
Giorgio Todesco, CEO of Marzotto Wool Manufacturing, declares: “We are very proud to participate in this project as we believe it to be essential to be an integral part of an awareness-raising activity concerning wool, a high-performance textile fiber that boasts numerous natural characteristics such as: elasticity , thermoregulation and transpiration for perfect comfort. As a company, we have been supporting young talents in their projects for many years and we are convinced that doing an internship at our company is an important opportunity for growth as it will allow them to see how a style office works in the textile sector and to deepen all the fabric processing phases ”.
Also the teachers of the schools will be awarded: in fact some of the rewards this year are a school trip to a company in the wool sector or a supply of wool fabrics. For the professors enrolled in the competition, two introductory appointments are scheduled to inform on the modalities and contents of this edition, the first BASE in Milan on October 28, 2019, the second at the Costume and Fashion Academy in Rome, on November 8, 2019 .
Launched for the first time in Australia in 2012, Wool4School was later included in Hong Kong in 2015, in England in 2017 and in Italy in 2018 and, today, has more than 95,000 students enrolled globally.
For more information and to learn how to participate, check the official competition page: