For those teachers who want to increase their knowledge about wool, The Woolmark Company is offering two seminars delivered by industry experts. Shelia-Mary Carruthers will take you on a journey from farm to fashion, demonstrating wool’s benefits and properties, whilst dabbling into some of the latest wool innovations. Shelia-Mary knows the fashion supply chain inside-out, starting her career in textile design, specialising in weave and print. Her illustrious career has seen her work with a number of global brands such as Product Innovation for Nokia and Microsoft; Global development of a knitwear business on behalf for DuPont and Invista, for Lycra®; Jaya Shree spinners (Aditya Birla group India), product and brand development; and many more.
And Helene Steiner will demonstrate who science, engineering and design can be incorporated into today’s industry. Helene is a designer and engineer who works at the interface between technology and science. She co-founded Open Cell with the mission to provide affordable lab space to early-stage start-ups innovating at the intersection of design and biology. She is the co-founder of a biotech company, Cell-Free Technology, where she develops computational and biological design tools for proteins and materials and leads the biomaterial platform at the fashion department at the Royal College of Art.
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