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About Philippa Wright

Campaign for Wool NZ Trustee, Executive CFW Global Managing Director, WrightWool, Waipukarau Executive Member NZWBA. Member National Council of NZ Wool Interests Member of WRONZ Member of IWTO Working Groups

Action on wool needed now, say industry figures

2020-07-21T13:22:01+12:00July 21st, 2020|Press Release|

National Council of New Zealand Wool Interests chairman Craig Smith says the big thing missing from the wool working group’s report is an action plan to deliver the recommendations.

Mr Smith, who is general manager of Devold Wool Direct, was part of the working group in the early stages when it was set up in 2018.

“We all know the wool industry […]

Study proves wool as suitable protection for military and fire fighters

2020-06-26T10:34:12+12:00June 26th, 2020|News Release|

AWI has funded a new scientific study into the fire resistance of various fabrics used as base-layer garments for military and first responder personnel such as firefighters. The study concluded that the wool and wool rich fabrics in the study performed the best, while the 100% synthetic fabrics (polypropylene and polyester fabrics) performed the worst due to their propensity to […]

Should Nylon and PET plastic pile carpet be banned in Australia and NZ?

2020-06-23T12:42:09+12:00June 23rd, 2020|News Release|

This document contains the current opinion of Greg Galt (Managing Director of Supertuft Pty. Ltd.)

“The answer in my opinion is YES.”

Concerns for public health, the health of children and their ability to develop normally and concerns for our natural environment prompt me to express this opinion.

Nylon is highly flammable and releases asphyxiate gases such as Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN) if burned. Therefore […]

Wool Sheep Welfare

2020-05-15T10:42:57+12:00May 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Based on the “Five Freedoms” of the OIE’s Terrestrial Animal Health Code, these Specifications for Wool Sheep Welfare were developed by the wool-growing country members of IWTO.

They reflect the diversity of wool production systems as well as the national legislative animal welfare frameworks of each wool growing country.

Download the IWTO Specifications for Wool Sheep Welfare below…

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE […]

WoolOn 2021 Entries Open

2020-05-15T10:28:01+12:00May 15th, 2020|Press Release|

Designers to the ready – WoolOn 2021 entries are set to open!

WoolOn Creative Fashion event is one of New Zealand’s iconic fashion events, encouraging both new and experienced designers to create visual, wearable pieces using New Zealand’s most sustainable wool fibres.

Based in gorgeous Central Otago, WoolOn aims to showcase and develop wool design and artistry in New Zealand. Young designers, […]

THE CAMPAIGN FOR WOOL AND JASMINE HEMSLEY COLLABORATE

2020-04-29T15:30:43+12:00April 29th, 2020|Campaign for Wool|

THE CAMPAIGN FOR WOOL AND JASMINE HEMSLEY COLLABORATE TO ENCOURAGE THE NATION TO KNIT – A PROVEN WAY TO IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH WHILST LEARNING A NEW SKILL

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_M4748jDnm/

  • The Prince of Wales’ Campaign for Wool aims to upskill Brits in these uncertain times releasing a ‘how to start knitting guide’ in collaboration with author, chef and wellness expert Jasmine Hemsley
  • […]

LOVE TO KNIT

2020-04-29T15:17:27+12:00April 29th, 2020|Campaign for Wool|

Taking advantage of the additional time and the engagement of people with new crafts and on-line activities, we wanted to raise the awareness of wool in Hand Knitting and provide instructions on how to take part. Many of the Campaign followers are skilled knitters, but we would like to reach out to a wider audience to introduce and engage new […]

Backing ‘best fibre in the world’

2020-05-08T14:14:18+12:00April 27th, 2020|Press Release|

By Sally Rae 

Long-time wool advocate Craig Smith says his new role as chairman of the National Council of New Zealand Wool Interests is about “championing the cause of wool”.

The council is an association of organisations engaged in the production, testing, merchandising, processing, spinning and weaving of wool and allied fibres.

Mr Smith, who is general manager of Devold Wool Direct, […]

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