Big Wool Day Out - Ethical Fashion (PL1915)

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DATTA VIc and the National Wool Museum are delighted to announce details of the 2019 Big Wool Day Out - our annual professional learning day for teachers of Textiles.

This year, we'll be exploring the world of Ethical Fashion, hearing from industry practitioners about human rights, sustainability and fair trade. We'll share ideas on activities to engage your students in the social, ethical, economic & sustainability considerations in the development of textiles products. We'll celebrate the approach of Aboriginal designers to the natural world and the use of resources and inspire you with upcycling ideas for classroom projects. 

Our presenters include:

  • Laura Newman from Oxfam, talking about the What She Makes program and their related school resources
  • Sonya Rand, Sustainability and Ethical Sourcing Manager of Cotton On, talking about the Rana Plaza Accord and their Ethical Framework
  • Tarni Jarvis, former Ballarat High School student whose dance dress for her Indigenous troup VCE PD&T work Parramal Puna Punai (Little Emu Girl) was selected for this year's Top Designs exhibition.
  • Zowie Mozelen from Ivanhoe Grammar on sustainability and upcycling in the textiles D&T curriculum


Thursday 20th June

10am - 3.30pm


The National Wool Museum, 26 Moorabool Street, Geelong 3220

Photo credit: The Courier


$199 for members (includes lunch)

$350 for non-members (includes lunch and DATTA Vic membership)

$99 for students (includes lunch)


Thanks to Australian Wool Innovation/The Woolmark Company  for their support for this program.

Thanks to The Department of Education & Training for their support for DATTA Vic's Teaching Applied STEM in Design & Technologies program

DATTA Vic Cancellations & Refunds

DATTA Vic will refund the full fee less an administration cost if you cancel 4 or more working days before a workshop, seminar or conference and 50% of the fee if you cancel 1 to 3 days prior to the event.

If you register but do not attend without cancelling prior to an event you will be charged the full fee unless a medical certificate is provided.