INDIA RETAILING – by Indiaretailing Bureau – “The Woolmark Company is proud to announce renowned actor Shravan Reddy as it latest ambassador for Australian wool in India, announced at India Fashion Forum 2017. After winning hearts for his varied portrayals on the small screen in Dosti – Yaariyan – Manmarziyan and Krishnadasi, Reddy will play a key role in representing the global authority on wool as it champions the fibre’s place in the activewear market.”
OUTSIDE – GEAR GUY – by Joe Jackson – “The short answer? Yes. Absolutely. 100 percent. Here’s why…”
FIBRE2FASHION – “Global Merino, a pioneer in biodegradable functional fabrics, will be awarded the Eco Performance award for its sustainably produced and biodegradable functional fabric, GM 1754, at the Performance Days expo, tradefair for innovations in fabrics and accessories in functional sportswear and workwear, to be held on April 26 and 27, 2017, in Munich, Germany.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “AUSTRALIAN wool prices rebounded this week, with medium and broad Merino wool lifting by up to 130 cents a kilogram. Landmark wool supply manager David Brook said it was a stunning reversal on the auction markets.”
INNOVATION IN TEXTILES – Ismaning – “The California based company Global Merino has been recognised with the Eco Performance Award for its sustainably produced and biodegradable functional fabric. The winning fabric GM 1754 is made from 64% polyester and 36% merino and, despite its being a blend, is categorised as biodegradable, due to the special polyester used in the fabric. In addition to being made from recycled PET, it decomposes much faster than conventional polyester, the company reports.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 13 April 2017 (Week 41)
WORKSAFE VICTORIA NEWS – “WorkSafe is calling on all regional businesses and workers to prioritise safety to help drive down the number of workplace deaths and injuries across Victoria.
According to new WorkSafe data, almost 7000 workers in regional Victoria were injured seriously enough last year to make a claim, which equates to more than 18 injuries every day. Health care and social assistance (1267 claims), manufacturing (1039) and construction (837) were the industry sectors with the highest number of claims.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Jamie-Lee Oldfield – “VICTORIAN breeder Harrison Mulquiny has been named joint winner of the sheep and wool industry Peter Westblade Scholarship.
The 21-year-old from Wooroonook and fellow winner Rachael Gawne, 22, of Wagga Wagga, were selected from six finalists.”
BUSINESS INSIDER – by Tyler Lauletta, Insider Picks – “… Breton Fischetti, senior director, commerce:
I was really interested to try QOR’s product when they sent it in — they’re leaning into wool, a fabric once maligned as uncomfortable and only for winter. However, it’s had a bit of a renaissance lately as people realize it can have several different weights, and that it dries quickly and naturally reduces odor.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release – “New Zealand Wool Services International Ltds Marketing Executive Mr Malcolm Ching reports that the 6500 bales of North Island wool on offer saw a 72 percent clearance with most types easing further.
The weighted indicator for the main trading currencies was unchanged on last week’s sale, having minimal impact.”