Strong wool makes up 85 per cent of wool production – four […]
The Campaign For Wool is celebrating its tenth anniversary with the launch of a limited edition wool scarf, designed in collaboration with Amy Powney from luxury sustainable brand Mother of Pearl and manufactured by Johnstons of Elgin. It will be available to purchase both NET- A-PORTER and Mother of Pearl websites.
The 10th Anniversary scarf […]
From Radio NZ. Listen Below.
There are grave concerns among sheep farmers as demand for wool drops, prices are low and there aren’t enough experienced shearers available.
Federated Farmers and the Shearing Contractors’ Association are seeking an urgent decision from the Government to allow some overseas shearers dispensation to enter the country to take care of summer flocks.
Federated Farmers Meat and […]
An exhibition telling the story of an old Kiwi shearing shed practice, which produced some of the country’s earliest export brands that represented New Zealand internationally, will be launched at Totara Estate near Oamaru on November 14.
Secret Lives of Stencils is an exhibition that celebrates the life and 150-year history of the New Zealand wool bale stencil – and […]
When you add it up, the total amount of synthetic microfibres going into the wider environment as we wash our clothes is an astonishing number.
US scientists estimate it to be 5.6 million tonnes since we first started wearing those polyester and nylon garments in a big way in the 1950s.
Just over half this […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]