Fabulous Fibres

Fabulous Fibres Enviro-Stories Competition 2021


Encouraging students to understand where natural fibres come from and how they have been a part of our everyday lives for thousands of years.


The ‘Fabulous Fibres’ Enviro-Stories program takes students on a journey into the world of natural fibres.

Natural fibres are long, thread-like, flexible substances that can be extracted from an animal, vegetable or mineral source, and woven together to make useful substances like fabric, rope and building materials. They have been used by humans for thousands of years and have become an essential product in our everyday lives.

In the ‘Fabulous Fibres’ program, students will learn about the theme and then have the opportunity to display their knowledge by writing and illustrating a short story, focusing on different aspects natural fibres.

The stories can be from a human, plant or animal perspective, and can be fictional or non-fictional. The main thing we want is to encourage lots of creativity. Entries can be submitted by individuals, small groups or even full classes.

Some lucky students will have the privilege of being chosen to become published authors as their stories are made into books. The published books will be 15 pages long and A5 in size. These books will be distributed to schools, libraries and throughout the wider community as a resource to help others learn about natural fibres.

An Introduction for Teachers Fabulous Fibres Flyer

Competition is Closed


For any questions about participating in the Enviro-Stories program, please contact:

Peter Coleman
Enviro-Stories Coordinator
Based in Bruthen, Victoria
Phone:  0411 729 444
Email: admin@envirostories.com.au

For any questions about the topic, local advice and support, please contact:

Trudy Staines
CSIRO Scientist
Based in Narrabri, NSW
Phone:  02 6799 2478 or 0429 924 265‬
Email: Trudy.Staines@csiro.au


This program is supported by the Australian Cotton Research and Development Corporation and CSIRO.