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Interactive pop-up event in Cornwall: Wool Beach Lodge.

2019-07-06T18:22:16+12:00July 6th, 2019|News Release|

Interactive pop-up event in Cornwall: Wool Beach Lodge.

By Wonderland Magazine. 

Ah, sweet, sweet sunshine. Now the weather’s decided to cheer up a little bit, it’s only natural that you might opt to head to the seaside for some beach time.

And now, you have a choice to have fun and do good, as the Campaign for Wool […]

Campaign in support of natural fibres

2019-05-13T17:44:01+12:00May 11th, 2019|News Release|

By Sally Rae. Otago Daily Times.

Wool advocate Craig Smith is on a mission to reduce the amount of microplastics getting into waterways while educating consumers about the environmental impact of synthetic clothing.

Mr Smith, general manager for Devold Wool Direct met Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor this week.

He presented a petition which was launched in Italy by Giovanni Schneider, chief executive […]

Vote for your favourite sheep photo

2019-04-04T10:32:23+12:00April 4th, 2019|News Release|

CFW have gathered 100 sheep images from our supporters, wool lovers and photographers around the world, you can see the image origin if you click on each photo. Aligned to  wool’s wide versatility as a fibre we have showcased a range of stunning, cute and historic images…. And we would like you to vote for your favourite image. After […]

Hawke’s Bay Primary Sector Awards: The late Renata Apatu honoured at dinner

2019-03-30T15:50:33+12:00March 30th, 2019|News Release|

28 Mar, 2019 11:50pm. Hawkes Bay Today. By: Blair Voorend

The annual Hawke’s Bay Primary Sector Awards were filled with emotion as the late Renata Apatu’s life’s work was honoured.

Apatu, who died after a commercial helicopter crash at Ngamatea Station in June last year, was named as the Hastings District Council Hawke’s Bay Primary Sector Industry […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Wool Week 2017 – UK

2017-09-19T20:50:09+12:00September 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.

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