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Woven in Time – film launch

2019-03-05T12:39:01+13:00March 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 Zealand wool to be tested on NASA spacecraft

2018-10-25T12:44:22+13:00October 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+13:00August 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 […]

The world of wool loses one of its greatest champions

2018-06-18T12:28:14+13:00June 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 […]

Wool Week 2017 – UK

2017-09-19T20:50:09+13:00September 19th, 2017|News Release|

August 2017 – This October, The Campaign for Wool’s annual Wool Week will mark its eighth year with an extended programme of events, exhibitions and interactive consumer moments with an exciting line-up of activities and initiatives designed to educate, inspire and promote the benefits of wool. This will run across sixteen days from the 7th – 22nd October.

Wool bedding vs synthetic bedding in a fire test

2017-07-11T10:13:01+13:00July 11th, 2017|News Release|

The Wool Room lent it’s products to this fire test undertaken on the TV show “Kill it, Cut it, Use it”. They wanted to show how sheep’s wool was very flame retardant naturally. No chemicals or treatments have been applied to any of these products to make them flame retardant. It is amazing that in the UK there is no […]

Stuff Article: Winston Peters wants government departments to have wool carpets

2017-09-19T20:54:35+13:00July 1st, 2017|News Release|

NZ First are calling for wool carpets to be put back on the floors of government departments and state houses.

Party leader Winston Peters believes the move would revitalise New Zealand’s declining wool industry and make for better building.

It’s a clear bid for the rural vote, which NZ First have been chasing ever since Peters’ win in Northland in 2015. VIEW […]

Stuff Article: Shed serves up lessons on value of wool

2017-06-27T12:38:01+13:00June 26th, 2017|News Release|

No matter who is crowned champion at Wimbledon, New Zealand wool is a star performer on centre court every year.

Good crimp characteristics give wool more bounce than synthetic alternatives, making it the obvious choice to cover the 54,000 tennis balls used at the sport’s glamour event.

To cover that many balls, nine tonnes of New Zealand wool is shipped to Gloucestershire […]

USA Target for New Wool Marketing Developments

2017-05-31T11:47:42+13:00April 5th, 2017|News Release|

The New Zealand sector of The Campaign for Wool is now actively involved in developing product and marketing strategies for the USA according to its chairman Renata Apatu.

He says the marketing systems have changed significantly in the past 10 years in the USA and the NZ wool industry needs to change its approach to getting existing and new wool products […]