Estonian and Norwegian local sheep wool- research and study materials for textile students in higher education

Project facts

Project promoter:
Tartu University(EE)
Project Number:
In implementation
Initial project cost:
Donor Project Partners:
University College of Southeast Norway(NO)
Other Project Partners
FIE Rannar Lehis(EE)
Tallinn University of Applied Sciences(EE)

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The main goal of the project is to create a study material about the quality and properties of three local sheep wool in Estonia and in Norway and to pilot a wool study program for textile students which will help to widen the usage of local wool as a quality textile material. In Estonia there is a lot of prejudice about the quality of local wool and most of it (85-90%) is destroyed as waste. There is no Estonian wool quality system and not enough research about properties and suitable usage areas of local wool that could support the wider usage of local raw material. In Norway there is a very good wool quality system but there is not enough study material and programs for craft students.

The project helps to find the best performance for fabrics made from local wool and to promote and develop local wool usage among crafters, artisans and consumers. Local wool factories can use the results of the project to better promote their products. Estonian wool is getting more conscious attention as a valuable craft production material.

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