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 […]
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.
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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 TO ENCOURAGE THE NATION TO KNIT – A PROVEN WAY TO IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH WHILST LEARNING A NEW SKILL
- 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
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 […]
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, […]
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.