SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release: Carrfields – “American interior designers have elevated humble New Zealand wool to artwork status in a recent rug design competition in San Francisco.
Carlisle, which distributes Carrfields Primary Wool (CP Wool)’s range of premium New Zealand wool carpets and rugs in North America under the Just Shorn® brand, invited designers from the California Bay Area to submit their designs for rugs that could be crafted from 100% Just Shorn® New Zealand wool.”
ECOPRENEURIST – “Are you a green, ahead-of-the-trend homeowner or builder? Do you adopt new technologies and materials that can help you realize the benefits of sustainable living and working spaces? If so, there’s “something old/something new” that you should consider – sheep’s wool building insulation.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “The independence of Australian Wool Innovation board nominee William Wilson has been questioned after the nomination committee endorsed him over incumbent board member Paul Cocking.”
SUNRAYSIA DAILY – by Christine Webster – “A MELBOURNE based wool executive has raised more than $2600 for the Pooncarie Ambulance Service after shearing his first sheep in 20 years on stage at the Wentworth Show.”
THE COUNTRY – NZ HERALD – by Pam Jones – “World woolhandling champion Joel Henare said it was “no problem” wearing two hats at the New Zealand Merino Championships in Alexandra at the weekend.
Henare, who won the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships woolhandling title in Invercargill earlier this year and regained the New Zealand Merino Championships open woolhandling title at the Alexandra event on Saturday, was both competitor and commentator at the two-day merino championships, the opening event of the 2017-18 shearing sports season.”
THE TELEGRAPH (UK) – by Emily Brooks – “Wool is the safe choice when it comes to interiors. Natural, strong, warm and breathable, it’s hard to fault on the performance front and it brings a touch of luxury to a room at relatively little cost.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Gregor Heard – “BLADE shearing may seem like an old fashioned concept to many Australian sheep producers, limited to those wanting to present their stud stock in immaculate condition, but the technique is making a comeback internationally.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Doug Laing, Shearing Sports New Zealand – “WESTERN Australian shearer Damien Boyle has won a seventh New Zealand Open Merino Shearing Championship title in eight years at the opening event of the 2017-2018 shearing sports season in Alexandra at the weekend.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Peter Small, wool grower and manufacturer – “AS wool growers this week vote on whether to wind-up the Graziers Investment Company, western district grower and garment manufacturer Peter Small remembers one of the main players in the industry’s history and a valued contributor to GIC Ltd, Vanne Trompf.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “NEW South Wales wool broker and Australian Wool Innovation board candidate Don Macdonald will ask major wool growers not to give undirected voting proxies to AWI chairman Wal Merriman in the 2017 board election campaign.”