FARM WEEKLY – by Annabelle Cleeland – “THE growing issue of ethical fashion has shone a spotlight on the sustainability of “fast fashion” and in turn, guiding the fashion industry down a road toward more sustainable fibre use.
“Fast fashion” is a term coined to the quick turnaround times between runway, manufacture and retail which can be as short as 10 days.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Nicola Bell – ” FARMERS aren’t all overall- wearing, pitchfork-holding, grey- haired men.
Although if you typed in to Google, “What does a farmer look like”, you would most likely find images matching that description.
It was this phrase that started a year-long campaign to change the perception of Australian farmers and agriculture. “
INTEREST.CO.NZ – Posted in Rural News by Tony Chaston – ” … WOOL
The last sale of 2016 in the North, saw the market recover slightly at the new lows, but at around $4/kg clean for crossbred wool no one is happy….”
ABC NEWS – ABC RURAL – by Courtney Fowler and Brooke Neindorf – “The head of a luxury men’s apparel brand says wool producers need to play a bigger role in the fibre’s manufacturing process.
Maatsuyker was born from a collaborative MBA project at the University of South Australia and is in the midst of finalising its first winter collection for the launch in April.”
ABC NEWS – ABC Rural – by Michelle Stanley – “Western Australia’s sheep-producing community has farewelled “devoted stock man” and “keen judge of the South African Meat Merino (SAMM) breed”, Rocco De Bellis of the Gracefield SAMM Stud.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – “Mount Ascot Merinos and Jolly Jumbuck Poll Merinos will hold their annual on property ram sale on Wednesday January 18 with the auction starting at 1pm.”
NZ HERALD – by Doug Laing – “A crowd packed into a King Country woolshed had to wait till the last moments of a 480-minutes day before seeing a world ewe-shearing record broken by just two sheep this afternoon.
Shearing at Te Hape, east of Benneydale on State Hioghway 30 between Te Kuiti and Taupo, Coel L’Huillier, of Te Akau, and Kelvin Walker, of Taumarunui, shore 1068 to beat the two-stand eight-hours strongwool ewes record.”
CONSUMERIST – by Mary Beth Quirk – “The back and forth over American Airlines’ controversial new uniforms is continuing on into the new year: the company that makes the uniforms is defending the garments against thousands of flight attendants who say they’re causing itchy rashes and hives, asserting that they’re perfectly safe.”
TEXTILE WORLD – “SCHWAIG, Germany — January 10, 2017 — Südwolle GmbH & Co. KG, an important pillar of the European activities of Südwolle Group — a producer of worsted yarn in pure wool and wool blends — is strengthening its management. Effective from January 1, 2017, Robert Seibold has been appointed managing director Finance while Stéphane Thouvay has been named managing director Product Management & Innovation. Along with Seibold and Thouvay the Management Board of Südwolle GmbH & Co. KG will continue to include Manfred Heinrich (Technology & Production) and Hans-Georg von Schuh (Distribution/Sales).”
THE NAMIBIAN – News National – “GOVERNMENT is seeking to improve the sale of raw wool from livestock farmers to local processors and in South Africa by adding value to the product.
Industrialisation acting permanent secretary Calicious Tutalife told Nampa last week that the government is looking at increasing the price paid to farmers for raw wool derived from Swakara sheep farming.”