FOREXTV.COM – “Men’s lifestyle brand Taylor Stitch, in partnership with The Woolmark Co., is launching Civic, an exclusively merino wool-based sub-collection designed for the urban commuter.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Sally Cripps – “There’s not many things in the world as mesmerising as a good shearing team in action.
Watching the rhythmic blows, the creamy fleece flowing from the handpiece, all accompanied by the hum of an electric motor and the doof doof beat from a loudspeaker – it’s an atmosphere Chantel McAlister is addicted to.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Sarah Elks – ” WILD dogs stalked Boyd Webb’s western Queensland property a little over two years ago, and the grazier began to dread what he’d see in his paddocks.
Wild dogs were slaughtering up to 1500 sheep annually on Weewondilla, the Webb family’s property north of Longreach, and causing lambing rates to dramatically decline.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by James Wagstaff – “ALPANA Station may be a good five hours’ drive from the nearest capital city. But its isolation is proving its salvation.
The 20,600ha working sheep station, run by the Henery family, is located just south of Blinman — South Australia’s highest town with a population of just 18 — in the thick of one of outback Australia’s most popular tourist destinations, the Flinders Ranges.”
SCROLL.IN – by Natasha Khurana – “In his winning speech at the Woolmark Prize Menswear finals in Florence last January, Suket Dhir professed that he had never won any kind of prize in his life. “Not once since kindergarten,” he said. “And what a prize to be the first!””
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kath Sullivan and Peter Hunt – “AS FEW as 250 of Victoria’s 28,000 registered sheep producers are likely to receive $3000 grants to assist with the introduction of mandatory electronic tagging.
The Victorian Government has capped producer grants at $750,000, as part of a $17 million EID assistance package.”
FASHION UNITED – by Meenakshi Kumar – “The Woolmark Company recently announced four winners of its inaugural Wool Runway design competition that was aimed to give tertiary students a kick-start in their fashion career. The final four are: Ankit Kajla, Kavya Doultani, Apoorva Wadhwa and Miloni Kothari. They have won financial support and internships with brands like Raymond and Madura Fashion & Lifestyle.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – 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.”
STOCK & LAND – by Jacinta Bolsenbroek – “WA’s sheep flock is estimated to have dropped one million head in the past 12 months, according to the latest sheep industry snapshot from the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA).”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Mal Gill – “A BALE of 19 micron wool was worth $204 more in December (after the last wool auction of 2016) than it was on the first sale day of the year back in January.
According to Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX) indicative statistics, a 185 kilogram bale of 19 micron wool was worth $1928 at the end of trading last Thursday.