NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Bruce mcLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “SPECTACULAR LIFT: The wool market opened with major gains for all Merino types this week. LIKE New Year’s Eve fireworks, the wool market opened with plenty of vim and vigour this week with spectacular gains for all Merino types.”
YAHOO NEWS – AFP NEWS – “Raf Simons is teaming up with the Woolmark Company on series of knitwear pieces.
The Belgian designer is working with the textile brand as part of his Fall / Winter 2017 collection, which features fine Merino wool jersey wovens and knits sourced from fabric and yarn manufacturers all over the world. The move is said to be the beginning of a longer-term partnership between the two companies, with the Woolmark Company helping the fashion mogul to source fabrics and create innovative pieces over the course of his forthcoming collections.”
RURAL NEWS – “Wool auctions in the North and South Islands this week produced considerable price variations for comparative types with the North Island levels well below the South’s.”
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – by Edwin Mitson – “New Zealand Wool Services, the country’s largest wool exporter, says prices at this week’s wool auction fell, in particular for varieties sourced from the North Island.
Compared to the previous North Island selection on December 21, 2016, fine crossbred fleece and shears were firm to 4 percent cheaper, coarse full fleece was 3 to 6 percent cheaper with shears firm to 5 percent cheaper. First lambs fleece were firm to 5 percent cheaper with coarse long oddments up to 7 percent stronger and short oddments 7 percent cheaper.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Mark Phelps – “FEARS of shortages of below 18 micron super and superfines wools have pushed AWEX’s eastern wool market indicator to near record levels.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “When the Australian wool market opened this week after the three week Christmas break, the Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) gained 67 cents to finish the three-day trading week at 1422, its highest point in over five years and just three cents short of its all time high set in 2011. True demand and concerns over supply are driving the current bull market”
DIGITAL JOURNAL – Press Release originally distributed by SBWire – “Lanolin, also called wool wax or wool grease is manufactured from sebaceous glands of wool-bearing animals such as sheep. Lanolin was introduced in the market in 1992 and was used for the production of pesticides. In today’s scenario, lanolin and its derivatives are used for manufacturing pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. Lanolin as a medicine is used as a moisturizer to prevent rough, dry, itchy and scaly skin. Lanolin also has the healing properties to cure skin irritations like diaper rashes, skin burns caused by radiation therapy, etc.”
NBR (NZ) – by Edwin Mitson – “New Zealand Wool Services, the country’s largest wool exporter, says prices at this week’s wool auction fell, in particular for varieties sourced from the North Island.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Wool market review – week ending 13 January 2017 (Week 28)
SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS – Press Release – New Zealand Wool Services International – “New Zealand Wool Services International ltd’s CEO Mr John Dawson reports that the wool auctions in the North and South Islands this week produced considerable price variations for comparative types with the North Island levels well below the South’s.”