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

Wool Fibres Readily Biodegrade in Marine Environments, Study Confirms

2020-04-06T09:45:24+12:00April 6th, 2020|Press Release|

BRUSSELS, 27 MARCH 2020 – What happens to textile fibres once they enter freshwater systems and the sea? It’s a question that received scant attention until the recent rise of concern over microfibres.  

A substantial body of research firmly establishes how wool biodegrades on land, but far less was understood of its behaviour in the aquatic environment – until now.

HRH The Prince of Wales visit to NZ

2020-01-24T15:39:36+13:00January 24th, 2020|News Release, Uncategorized|

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, during his visit to New Zealand met with Campaign For Wool Trustees including wool growers and Industry representatives at an event in Auckland on Tuesday 19th November  2019, the first of a series of global celebrations leading up to the tenth anniversary of the Campaign for Wool in 2020.

“The Campaign […]

The magic of wool

2020-01-24T15:32:55+13:00January 24th, 2020|Press Release, Uncategorized|

Advertorial from the Air New Zealand Koru Magazine and North & South Magazine.

Wool is not only durable and sustainable, it changes the atmosphere of your environment. Stephen McDougall reminds us not to be fleeced by alternatives.

Witnessing melted plastic in the aftermath of a fire was enough to convince architect Stephen McDougall (left) that wool was the way
of the future.

“Everything was petroleum-based, from […]

Call goes out for ‘wool renaissance’ – NZ Herald

2019-12-11T19:56:00+13:00December 9th, 2019|News Release|

Photo: Sally Rae, ODT 

“It’s time for a wool renaissance”.

So says Stephen McDougall, of Studio Pacific Architecture, who has been an ambassador for the Campaign for Wool New Zealand Trust since 2011.

Wool needed to get “back on the table — or the floor” and be part of the solution of the future as […]

Strong-wool sector ‘on cusp of better times’ – ODT

2019-12-11T19:56:57+13:00December 9th, 2019|News Release|

The strong-wool industry has been described as being at an exciting new beginning.

Photo: Stephen Jaquiery 

The emergence of a global emphasis on natural products suggests the strong-wool industry is “on the cusp of better times”, industry leader John Dawson says.

Mr Dawson, a more than 40-year veteran in the industry, was appointed chief executive […]

TVNZ Breakfast Reporter Imogen Wells visits a school in the capital

2019-11-14T11:38:00+13:00November 14th, 2019|News Release, Press Release|

Wool in Schools! A programme that teaches school kids about the importance of wool.

Our Welly Breakfast Reporter Imogen Wells visits a school in the capital to see what the kids have learned so far.

Wool – Nature’s performance fibre – Proven to help your skin, air quality and safety

2019-11-01T09:44:09+13:00November 1st, 2019|News Release|


Every year sheep produce a new fleece; making wool a natural, renewable fibre source. Wool has inherent natural biodegradable properties in the land and ocean to benefit the planet. Make a difference by choosing wool to help safeguard the planet for future generations.


Wool grows naturally on sheep, it is a keratin protein fibre, […]

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales Experiences Wool’s Well-Being Properties

2019-11-01T09:38:49+13:00October 23rd, 2019|News Release|

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visited the British Embassy in Japan today (23rd October) to celebrate the UK House in Japan campaign that is running a series of events and activities to showcase UK excellence in business, innovation, culture, arts and education in order to build closer relationships between the UK and Japan. This included a display from the Campaign for […]

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