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Is the wool clip increasingly unviable?

2020-11-19T12:23:09+13:00November 19th, 2020|News Release|

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 […]

Plastic pollution: Washed clothing’s synthetic mountain of ‘fluff’

2020-09-21T09:39:05+12:00September 21st, 2020|News Release|

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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