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Learning where the wool goes

2018-08-16T08:14:34+00:00August 15th, 2018|News Release|

This article was posted on August 15 2018

More than 120 pupils from schools throughout South Otago are now clued up about what happens with wool once it leaves the farm gate.

The Woolshed has been at South Otago High School for the past two weeks.

Although it is called The Woolshed, it is actually a movable container which is part of the […]

Wool education takes out-of-box approach

2018-06-28T11:32:50+00:00June 28th, 2018|Press Release|

This article was posted on June 26 2018

A wool promotion using modified shipping containers in schools is in hot demand.

The Wool Shed inspires students to be creative and curious about new uses for an abundant, natural and locally produced fibre.

Project manager Vicki Linstrom said kids are keen to learn about a biodegradable, sustainable product and are well aware there […]

Campaign for Wool and Hubbub launch #WhatsInMyWash campaign

2018-06-26T14:28:53+00:00June 26th, 2018|Press Release|

Campaign for Wool has teamed up with environmental charity Hubbub to launch a new awareness campaign to help consumers reduce the impact of washing their garments, as well as call on the industry to take action to tackle the microfibre problem.

The #WhatsInMyWash campaign comes as Hubbub released new research that 44 percent of the public are completely unaware that microfibres […]

The world of wool loses one of its greatest champions

2018-06-18T12:28:14+00:00June 18th, 2018|News Release|

Renata (Ren) Apatu was tragically taken from us last week as a result of a helicopter crash on his beloved family farm Ngamatea Station.

Ren, of Scottish and Maori heritage, was Managing Director of Ngamatea, a station of enormous scale. He was also the Chair of NZ Campaign for Wool Trust of whom HRH The Prince of Wales is the Patron.

Ren […]

Woolly education at Riverton – Advocate South

2018-05-10T10:35:42+00:00May 10th, 2018|Press Release|

Aparima College was the first school in the South Island to experience a new type of ‘wool shed,’ built to encourage the next generation to explore the unique qualities of wool, rather than taking it off the sheep’s back.

Initiated by the Campaign for Wool’s Wool in Schools project, and sponsored by PGG Wrightson, the wool shed comprises a shipping container […]

‘Wool shed’ about inspiring – Rural News ODT

2018-05-10T10:24:59+00:00May 9th, 2018|Press Release|

Teenagers will be encouraged to come up with ways to use wool creatively in a bid to have them take up the torch as ”Generation Wool”.

Campaign for Wool board member and former chairman Craig Smith officially opened the South Island’s new ”wool shed” in Riverton recently, but it is no normal wool shed.

Accompanied by Wool in Schools project manager Vicki […]

A wealth of opportunities for NZ wool in the States

2017-10-17T11:44:13+00:00October 13th, 2017|Press Release|

Tell a New Zealand farmer they could treble the value of their strong wool clip and they’d probably say “you’re dreaming”, but a man who’s worked in the New Zealand wool industry for most of his career says that’s absolutely possible.

For thirty years Stephen Fookes headed the New Zealand Wool Testing Authority.

In that time he’d seen wool used for interior […]

Wool Sheep Welfare

2017-10-03T13:51:55+00:00October 3rd, 2017|Press Release|

On Sunday, September 24th the British daily, the Guardian published an article: ‘Forget fur – is it time to stop wearing wool?’ by Paula Cocozza.

This was the CFW response:

‘The piece in the Guardian was a rehash of some rather odd, old news. Cruelty to animals in the wool growing countries of the world is a very serious crime and were […]

Wool Week 2017 – UK

2017-09-19T20:50:09+00:00September 19th, 2017|News Release|

August 2017 – This October, The Campaign for Wool’s annual Wool Week will mark its eighth year with an extended programme of events, exhibitions and interactive consumer moments with an exciting line-up of activities and initiatives designed to educate, inspire and promote the benefits of wool. This will run across sixteen days from the 7th – 22nd October.

Wool bedding vs synthetic bedding in a fire test

2017-07-11T10:13:01+00:00July 11th, 2017|News Release|

The Wool Room lent it’s products to this fire test undertaken on the TV show “Kill it, Cut it, Use it”. They wanted to show how sheep’s wool was very flame retardant naturally. No chemicals or treatments have been applied to any of these products to make them flame retardant. It is amazing that in the UK there is no […]

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