Historical information

Uniforms for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games were designed by Wendy Powitt in conjunction with the AWC. Doug Pleasance, donor of these items, worked for the AWC and closely with Wendy Powitt, obtaining these uniform examples.
About the Olympic Uniforms Doug wrote-

1. The Official Uniform which was used for travel and all official functions. This included: a tailored blazer and trouser/skirt (all water repellent) by Fletcher Jones, pure wool olive-green faille fabric by Foster Valley, cotton PE formal shirt by Pelaco, pure wool knitwear by Spangaro, printed wool tie by T D Noone, wool nylon socks by Holeproof and footwear by Hush Puppy.

2. Opening Ceremony Uniform a lightweight wool fabric printed with floral designs that had been inspired by the work of Australian artist Margaret Preston. This included: Lightweight W/PE shorts by Fletcher Jones in Foster Valley Fabric, socks by Holeproof and footwear by Hush Puppy.

3. Village Clothing was designed to be highly visible garments to make it easy to spot the Aussie and helped to contribute to good team spirit. This included: A pure wool shirt featuring blocks of contrasting colours, and a newly developed stretch 50:50 wool/cotton fabric by Bradmill was made into shorts and jeans by Fletcher Jones.

Physical description

8142.1 - Olive green long wool/nylon blend socks without packaging.

8142.2 - Olive green long wool/nylon blend socks in packaging.

Inscriptions & markings

8142.2 - On packaging-
"Shoe size
"Wool Rich Blend."
"Help put Australia back on its feet."

On reverse of packaging-
"If every Australian bought just two pairs of Holeproof Heroes we could help save our wool industry and put this country back on its feet."
"Made in Australia."
"CARE INSTRUCTIONS. warm machine wash. Wash and dry inside out. Wash dark colours separately. Do not bleach. Warm tumble dry. Dry without delay. 60% Wool 40% Nylon."

Separate sticker label-
Summer Winter Wool."