BROADSHEET.COM.AU – by Rose Howard – “Menswear in Australia is experiencing a sort of renaissance. Our fashion industry has long been overlooked – Australian seasons and fashion calendars are out of sync with the Northern Hemisphere, branding us as a sunny outlier at the end of the earth – but social and digital media have changed the landscape.
Now, three heavyweight fashion bodies – The Woolmark Company, The Australian Fashion Chamber and the Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery – are shining a spotlight on eight Australian designers, each with a distinct story to tell.”
MECARDO – by Andrew Woods – “In a time of the season when the weekly volume of wool offered is small, the problem exporters has of putting consignments together is being compounded by the level of vegetable fault (VM) in the eastern Australian clip. This article takes a look at prices for fine merino combing fleece with higher VM and the discounts applicable.”
THE HINDU BUSINESS LINE (INDIA) – BY LN REVATHY ” Garment exporters in Tirupur knitwear cluster foresee a huge opportunity for wool knitwear products. With The Woolmark Company lending technical support for development of wool market in Tirupur, exporters are looking to diversify their product range, said Raja Shanmugham, President Tirupur Exporters’ Association.
He spoke on the sidelines of an advanced workshop organised by The Woolmark Company. “
VOXY – Contributor Fuseworks Media – “Seeing their product presented to the North American market was an emotional and triumphant experience for a group of New Zealand wool growers last month.
Just Shorn, Carrfields Primary Wool (CP Wool)’s range of premium New Zealand wool carpets and rugs, was launched in New York City on May 18 at an event attended by New Zealand Trade Commissioner – Consul General, Beatrice Faumuina.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – Lyndal Reading – “THE Attard family of Uralla, NSW, wants to convert people to the joys of wearing wool at a very young age.
Their new henry and grace clothing line, for babies, was launched by Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce in April. It is made only from wool grown at Gostwyck Merino.
The range includes babywear and maternity wear.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “THE Yalgoo Merino is a constantly evolving package of genes, bred to add more value into the next generation.
Each sheep is backed by 45 plus years of objective measurement, ensuring genetic progress is measurable, profound and assured.”
OAMARU MAIL – by Sally Brooker – “An Otago Daily Times feature has led to a marriage of fleece and fashion.
Glenavy sheep farmer Bruce McCulloch read about Oamaru weavers Rod and Sue McLean in the ODT early last year. They had set up a weaving studio behind their South Hill home and went into production as McLean & Co Hand Woven Textiles, producing items including scarves, blankets and ponchos.”
FARMING UK – “A conference being held on the Isle of Man will aim to put Manx Loaghtan sheep breed ‘in the spotlight’, with hopes of greater recognition, organisers have said.
The 7th North Atlantic Native Sheep and Wool conference will take place at the Manx Museum, Douglas between 12th – 15th October 2017.
The event, which is hosted and supported by Manx National Heritage, will attract 170 delegates who will enjoy a programme of lectures, farm visits, workshops, demonstrations and fairs.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “RECENT ewe deaths on a Wimmera farm and similar cases in north-west Victoria have been diagnosed as a seasonal condition sometimes affecting heavily pregnant ewes.”
STOCK AND LAND – by Laura Griffin – “The inaugural Sheep Week has been heralded as a success, with many exhibitors saying they’d like to take part again next year and others keen to come on board.”