WoolOn Creative and Fashion Event is excited to announce Rural Women New Zealand as naming sponsor for the 2017 event and as sponsors of the Supreme Award. The awards will be known as the Rural Women New Zealand WoolOn Awards.
Previously part of the Alexandra Blossom Festival, the awards have become so successful that they are now a standalone event.
“This partnership will create opportunities for both WoolOn and Rural Women New Zealand to collaborate at a number of levels. The WoolOn Committee is dedicated to staging the awards to nurture skills and design learning opportunities. The awards event also strengthens links with wool growers, and fibre and design partners,” says Clair Higginson WoolOn Committee Chair.
“The goals of the awards are to stage a unique event experience and to provide opportunities for designers to benchmark their work and skills.”
Rural Women New Zealand are delighted to be involved with WoolOn, says Fiona Gower, National President of Rural Women New Zealand. “This partnership is a perfect fit for our commitment to growing dynamic communities. In addition, it will create a strong visual link between grassroots farming and production of quality wool fibre that excels in the world of fashion.”
This year’s event will be held on 26 and 27 May in a new venue in Alexandra. Entries for the various categories are open now. Entry details, if they have not been sent to you, are available by emailing [email protected].
Caption: Margaret Pittaway, RWNZ Board Member (left) with Clair Higginson, WoolOn Committee Chair next to garments of previous events. Photographer: Carmen