FIBRE 2 FASHION – “Continuing in Stella McCartney’s dedication to sustainability and circular economy, the brand has been given a Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold level certification for its wool yarn by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, a fashion industry first. Through the certification, Stella McCartney takes commitment to sustainable design into action.”
ABC NEWS – by Elias Clure – “Victoria Police are investigating the theft of several expensive wool bales which they say could damage the reputation of the Australian export industry.
The investigation began after a number of wool brokers reported that they had been robbed.
It is believed the thefts, which have been occurring since May of this year, involve a sneaky manoeuvre where high-value wool was removed from the original bales and replaced with a significantly cheaper product.”
THE MURRAY VALLEY STANDARD – by Emmalie Balnaves-Gale – “From her family farm in the heart of Meningie, Belinda Watson is preparing to showcase her boutique fashion label Binny at the Adelaide Fashion Festival next week.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “VICTORIA Police today asked for wool industry help to find those responsible for the substitution of Merino fleece lines valued at tens of thousands of dollars in export consignments.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “Late in the week, strong troughs combined to produce very heavy rain in the Wide Bay and Burnett districts in Queensland. Cold fronts brought moderate to heavy falls along Western Australia’s South Coast; also in western Tasmania.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “THE latest online wool and sheep meat survey from Meat & Livestock Australia and Australian Wool Innovation is now open until October 31 2017.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “A WELSH blade shearing duo, Gareth Owen and Clive Hamer, have set the first British nine-hour two-stand blade shearing lamb record of 397 crossbred lambs.”
NEWS.COM.AU – Australian Associated Press – “Wool bales set for export to China have been illegally swapped out for lower quality fleece before being shipped over.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Annabelle Beale – “AUSTRALIA’S wool exports are forecast to exceed $4 billion in 2017-18 as the value of wool is catapulted into new territory.
Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) attributes the sharp increase in the nation’s wool exports to a three per cent rise in the export volume and a 10pc surge year-on-year in the average price paid for wool.”
POLICE NEWS – “Police are investigating after a number of wool brokers reported that their wool had been tampered with over the past couple of months.
It’s believed that wool lots based in Melbourne had their high value wool removed from the original bales and replaced with significantly lower value wool.”