SHEEP CENTRAL – “SELF-REPLACING Merino operations selling trade weight wether lambs were the top gross margin performers in the past year, according to the latest NSW Department of Primary Industries data.”
AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Beyond the Bale – December 2016 – “The cover of this new edition of Beyond the Bale features a Merino wool dress from the International Woolmark Prize-winning collection of British label Teatum Jones. The brand’s designers recently visited Australia to launch their collection at David Jones and visit a wool-growing property.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “AS United States imports of wool clothing slumps to the lowest since 1994, International Wool Textile Organisations president Peter Ackroyd believes current economic uncertainty may provide a silver lining for Australian wool demand.”
STOCK & LAND – “The latest NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) report on sheep enterprise gross margins has delivered good news with gains across the industry.
DPI sheep development officer, Geoff Casburn, said all breeding enterprises were performing well with high wool and sheepmeat values and demand for breeding ewes supporting strong performances across the board.”
YNFX – “The first edition of Wool Conclave was kicked off on Wednesday by the Woolmark Company along with the India Fashion Forum (IFF) to promote the wool industry in India with a focus on potential of wool as luxurious and natural fibre for fashion and lifestyle sector and how India and Australia can work in tandem to multiply and support wool.”
ABC NEWS – by Skye manson – “A rural woman is developing a loyal following for her chunky woollen homewares, made using just her elbow and a pole.”
STOCK JOURNAL – by Catherine Miller – “A group of Mallee wool growers have put their region’s fibre on the map, supplying a major Indian processor with a shipment of prem shorn Merino wool.
Eleven growers supplied 100 bales, which will be combed into tops at a Calcutta mill before the yarn is turned into suiting and knitwear in Japan. The order was brokered by Techwool Trading.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “The Woolmark Company, a global authority on wool, hosted a full-day event called Wool Conclave along with the India Fashion forum (IFF) to promote the wool industry in India. The event also highlighted the Woolmark’s ‘Grown in Australia, Made in India’ initiative and endorsed the multiple properties of merino wool and its boundless potential.
THE PIONEER – “The session focussed on the potential of wool as a fabric which can be worn throughout the year. Ankita Jain reports”
Australian Wool Innovation – Woolgrower’s E-Newsletter November 2016