THE ARMIDALE EXPRESS – by Nicholas Fuller – “MEN, how would you look in a pleated dress set off with dangling earrings? Women, what about a chic costume, ideal for a day at the races, or a multi-coloured swimsuit? And all (except the earrings) made from at least 80% merino wool.
These were some of the winning entries at the inaugural Fleece to Fashion Awards last weekend. “
WWD – by Lisa Lockwood – “Brandon Maxwell, Albus Lumen, Colovos in women’s and Willy Chavarria in men’s were selected as finalists and will have the opportunity to compete for the International Woolmark Prize next February in London.”
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QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – Advertiser content for AWI – “The Woolmark Company has joined the World Surf League (WSL) family, partnering with the Championship Tour (CT) to showcase an exclusive range of lifestyle and performance garments, crafted from Australian Merino wool.”
STRATEGIC SOURCEROR – “”Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.”
Patagonia’s mission statement makes it clear the organization is committed to far more than keeping nature lovers warm. While communicating this mission is mostly a job for Marketing, carrying it out is Procurement’s responsibility. After more than three years, Patagonia’s purchasing team believe they’ve settled on sourcing practices that serve their dedication to both environmental responsibility and product quality.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Sophie Lewis – “THE first week of the wool selling season started on the back foot, as the EMI fell dramatically by 62 cents to land at 1994c/kg clean. The EMI’s movement marked the largest weekly fall since August 2012, but Fox and Lillie trading manager Wes McNaughton said the correction was expected.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kate Dowler – “DOUG Pemberton says he is in the middle of the “worst drought in 100 years” at his Nicholson River Merino stud.
It was in this environment that he opened up his stud for the annual Gippsland Merino field days earlier this week. He recently shore his flock, with shearers using cover combs to keep “two to three weeks growth of wool” on the sheep to give them some protection against the cold.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Nicola Bell – “STRONG wool prices are expected to keep demand for Merino rams high at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show Merino ram sale this year.
And after last year’s success of moving the sale to the Sunday to accommodate breeders from further afield, ram number have increased.”
THE STANDARD – by Everard Himmelreich – “A woolgrowers group says it feels vindicated by the findings of an independent review of Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).
Wool Producers Australia’s (WPA) president Richard Halliday said the review addressed many of the concerns raised by woolgrowers and it was now up to AWI and the industry to implement the recommendations.”
THE RURAL – by Nikki Reynolds – “HOW often do you see the saying “get the popcorn” used on social media? It’s a great way to enthrall the audience with a post about impending doom, gossip or a friendly dispute.
This saying certainly applies to Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and the recent string of troubles which resulted in the Ernst & Young inquiry.”