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Queen’s Birthday Honours for Philippa Wright

2019-06-04T15:26:51+12:00June 4th, 2019|Press Release|

NZ Herald, Tuesday, 04 June 2019

Philippa Wright has been made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the wool industry and sustainability.

She has actively promoted and campaigned for the use of wool as a sustainable resource for more than 40 years, making significant contributions to the wool industry.

She is the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wool education takes out-of-box approach

2018-06-28T11:32:50+12:00June 28th, 2018|Press Release|

This article was posted on farmersweekly.co.nz 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 […]

Woolly education at Riverton – Advocate South

2018-05-10T10:35:42+12:00May 10th, 2018|Press Release|

Aparima College was the first school in the South Island to experience a new type of ‘wool shed,’ built to encourage the next generation to explore the unique qualities of wool, rather than taking it off the sheep’s back.

Initiated by the Campaign for Wool’s Wool in Schools project, and sponsored by PGG Wrightson, the wool shed comprises a shipping container […]

‘Wool shed’ about inspiring – Rural News ODT

2018-05-10T10:24:59+12:00May 9th, 2018|Press Release|

Teenagers will be encouraged to come up with ways to use wool creatively in a bid to have them take up the torch as ”Generation Wool”.

Campaign for Wool board member and former chairman Craig Smith officially opened the South Island’s new ”wool shed” in Riverton recently, but it is no normal wool shed.

Accompanied by Wool in Schools project manager Vicki […]

A wealth of opportunities for NZ wool in the States

2017-10-17T11:44:13+12:00October 13th, 2017|Press Release|

Tell a New Zealand farmer they could treble the value of their strong wool clip and they’d probably say “you’re dreaming”, but a man who’s worked in the New Zealand wool industry for most of his career says that’s absolutely possible.

For thirty years Stephen Fookes headed the New Zealand Wool Testing Authority.

In that time he’d seen wool used for interior […]

Wool Sheep Welfare

2017-10-03T13:51:55+12:00October 3rd, 2017|Press Release|

On Sunday, September 24th the British daily, the Guardian published an article: ‘Forget fur – is it time to stop wearing wool?’ by Paula Cocozza.

This was the CFW response:

‘The piece in the Guardian was a rehash of some rather odd, old news. Cruelty to animals in the wool growing countries of the world is a very serious crime and were […]

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