IWTO is committed to supporting wool textile education, including collaboration between industry and academia, cross-disciplinary approaches, and degree programmes that link with research.

Projects such as Feel the Contest by Pitti Filati’s Feel the Yarn and Wool in Schools by Campaign for Wool New Zealnd are just two examples of collaborations that educate by showcasing the wonderful natural properties of wool.

Looking for resources or ideas for school-aged children?

British Wool’s learning website has lesson plans, worksheets, assembly ideas, quizzes, games and more. Likewise, you’ll find a number of woolly resources on the Campaign for Wool New Zealand’s Wool in Schools website.

You can also download this Wool in South Africa (PDF), in which Mr Malusi the Meerkat takes children on a journey through the wonderful world of wool.

Meanwhile, Ireland’s Wool in School’s mission is to educate the young generation about wool across the globe.  Find more about their Wool2Ewe box and programme offering below.