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Wool Shed stops at school

2019-04-02T14:17:30+12:00March 28th, 2019|Press Release|

By Ken Muir

Menzies College, in Wyndham, is the latest school to host The Wool Shed, a container of exhibits and information about wool

cand the importance of the fibre to the New Zealand economy.

”It’s important that we educate the new generation of schoolchildren about wool and the benefits it offers,” Menzies College teacher Sally Robertson said.

”After all, these children are […]

Woven in Time – film launch

2019-03-05T12:39:01+12:00March 5th, 2019|News Release|

‘Woven in Time’ follows the history of Australian Merino wool production in Yorkshire. Written and presented by R. Peter Ackroyd.

Wool production in the UK survived war, revolution, and social upheaval, and was almost lost to the introduction and escalation of man-made fibres. Thankfully now it’s making a comeback. This short educational film looks back to the 19th Century where empires and […]

New video released – MICRO-PLASTICS

2018-11-28T13:05:47+12:00November 28th, 2018|Press Release|

It may seem like a drop in the ocean but opting for wool products can have a positive impact on the planet

Whilst it has been known for decades that wool biodegrades in soil, adding nutrients back to the earth, more recent studies have shown that wool also biodegrades in the ocean and water, and so does not impact the planet […]

New Zealand wool to be tested on NASA spacecraft

2018-10-25T12:44:22+12:00October 24th, 2018|News Release|

*Newshub article* 

New Zealand wool is set to make its way into deep space.

Auckland-based company Lanaco’s new wool has been used to make a breathable filter for astronauts.

CEO Nick Davenport told Newshub it has sparked the interest of NASA and is now being trialled for use in space.

“They tracked us down. There was an international scouting company based in New York […]

Learning where the wool goes

2018-08-16T08:14:34+12:00August 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+12:00June 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+12:00June 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+12:00June 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 […]

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