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The Australian Wool Fashion Awards has become a major wool industry event.
The awards are designed to showcase the use of Merino Wool by national and international fashion designers with a large focus on students.

 

The competitions main aim is to educate and encourage young designers in the wonderful qualities of wool. Secondary school students through to tertiary fashion students are enticed to use the many versatile wool and wool blend fabrics to create their entries.

 

Rewards include significant cash prizes, gifts of mentoring from leading Australian fashion designers and scholarships to study at recognised fashion institutes.

THE HISTORY OF TAWFA

Started in the early 80’s, the event was designed to promote wool in all its many aspects but with particular emphasis on its developing role in the fashion world.

 

The Awards started as a small local fashion parade in 1981 but soon grew to importance, they are now acknowledged as one of Australia's major wool fashion design events. Each year some 400 entrants from all over Australia, and in more recent years New Zealand, UK, USA, Dubai, compete for prizes worth over $58,000. Extensive media publicity surrounds this prestigious showcase event.

 

The Wool Fashion Awards now receive strong support from both the fashion and textile industry. Judges have included many notable fashion personalities such as Stephen Galloway, Jill Fitzsimon, Christopher Essex, Alexander Perry, Prue Acton, Kerry McGee, Wendy Heather, George Gross, Harry Watt, Simon Locke, Deborah Hutton, Anthony Leigh -Dower, Joh Bailey, Jonathon Ward, the late Sonia McMahon and more recently Josephine Nathan, Bonny Lythgoe, Faye De Lanty, Peter Everett, Akira Isogawa, Sophie Clark, Adrian Erdedi, Sarah-Jane Clark, Catriona Rowntree,  Jonathan Ward and Emily Taylor.

THE AUSTRALIAN WOOL FASHION AWARDS

The Awards are designed to showcase the use of Merino wool by national and international fashion designers and students.

 

The competition’s main aim is to educate and encourage young designers in the wonderful qualities of wool. Secondary school students through to tertiary fashion students are enticed to use the many versatile wool and wool blend fabrics to create their entries.

 

The rewards include significant cash prizes and Scholarships to study at recognised Fashion Institutes. Many entrants have gone onto careers in fashion.

 

The Awards are not just for the young, entrants of all ages vie for the prizes and prestige of a win in the competition that many say is the hardest to win.

AUSTRALIAN WOOL EXPO

2018 will see the introduction of a magnificent weekend of food, fashion and merino wool in the region that produces some of Australia's finest Merino Wool.

Tamworth, New England North West NSW.

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Partnering with the Australian Wool Fashion Awards puts your business in front of an audience with unique cross industry promotion.
TAWFA receives strong support from both the fashion & textile industry and the agricultural industry.

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" Fashion design students took out many of the 2016 Australian Wool Fashion Awards top prizes. Including students from Brisbane Grammer School QLD, Redlands Sydney NSW, New England Girls School Armidale NSW, Pymble ladies college Sydney NSW, Hunter TAFE school of fashion and Karl Von Busse design school Sydney.  Graduates of Raffles College of Design & Commerce & Massey University NZ were also among the winners.

 

The Tamworth Regional Gallery was the perfect place to hold the fashion event. The ‘out of the box’ designs created are all individual art pieces in themselves and what better way to showcase them than in an Art Gallery”

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to the

Brother Australia Supreme Award Winner

Connor O'Grady, Brisbane Grammar School

 

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