The Woolmark Company in Australia recently launched its free online learning portal to educate about the global textile supply chain. The Woolmark Learning Centre is designed for students studying fashion, agriculture, science and textile engineering; designers, brands and retailers; and manufacturers of yarn, textiles and garments. It offers both fundamental and masters-level education.
Developed by industry experts, the coursework covers on-farm learnings and the science of the wool fibre; the manufacturing supply chain from early-stage processing to textile and garment production; textile innovations and design coursework.
The portal hosts the video-format Insight Series, launching with leading fashion designers Roland Mouret, Edward Crutchley and Colovos duo Michael and Nicole Colovos along with iconic fashion writer and curator Colin McDowell sharing conversations about their inspiration, education and future-forward businesses, according to reports from the country.
Two learning pathways have been integrated into the site. Traditional front-to-end learning supports users who want an immersive learning experience, whilst the searchable learning function services users who need specific information and will allow users to find coursework of relevance to them.
Courses can be completed in the user’s own time. All coursework is accredited independently by Credly, an internationally-recognised issuer and moderator of digital badges. Once accreditation has been gained, users can elect to share their badge on digital media or demonstrate it on digital portfolios.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DS)