Innovative sound-proofing

A third-year textile design student at AUT has been offered a $5,000 scholarship by Palliser Ridge, a Wairarapa-based wool producer. Taylor Mau’s innovative idea is the use of strong wool, commonly used in carpets and rugs, for the creation of a composite fabric that will help sound-proofing residential and commercial spaces. The material will be placed in room-dividing screens used to segment the large areas.
"Initially I hadn't considered wool as a potential material for my product, but looking at the opportunities and benefits of using wool, I knew it was something I should be incorporating into my work," Taylor said. "Wool has so many amazing properties that are undervalued and overlooked."