THE DAILY FRONT ROW – FASHION WEEK DAILY – by Kristen Heinzinger – “The U.S. nominees for the International Woolmark Prize have been announced, a group of designers selected by the CFDA each year. In the womenswear category are Gabriela Hearst, Hellessy, Monse, Nellie Partow, and Sally LaPointe. Menswear contenders are Abasi Rosborough, Matiere, Pyer Moss, Rochambeau and Second/Layer. A total of 80 designers have been selected from 62 countries to participate, each creating capsules that embrace Australian Merino wool.”
VOGUE AUSTRALIA – by Erin Weinger – ”
Memorise these names.
Fashion prize season is in full effect, with the Tiffany & Co. National Designer Award handed out at VAMFF in March (which Sydney sartorial star MacGraw took home) and the BT Emerging Fashion Designer Award being given out last week (with MacGraw taking top honours once again). in July, just after the CFDA throws their annual awards show on June 6, Woolmark will announce the regional winners of their coveted namesake global prize — and with it a $100,000 stipend to grow their business.”
PORT LINCOLN TIMES – “SOUTH Australian businesses have led a rapid growth in good exports for the state with support from the State Government’s international engagement program.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Fiona Myers – “AUSTRALIA’s sheep breeding flock is on the rise.
Figures released this week by Meat and Livestock Australia show a 3 per cent rise in the number of ewes compared with this time last year.
And while the lift of one million breeders brings the total to just 42 million ewes, the industry is lauding the turnaround which has occurred despite tough seasons in many sheep producing regions.”
ABC RURAL – by Danielle Grindlay – “The global wool industry will consider adding the mandatory use of pain relief during the mulesing of lambs to a document setting out welfare standards for producers.”
NBR (NZ) – by Tina Morrison – “Cavalier Corp [NZX: CAV] will consolidate its manufacturing operations to Napier and Whanganui and close its Christchurch plant in a restructuring move to boost profitability.
The move is expected to cut a net 65 jobs, and cost between $4-4.5 million in the 2015/16 financial year for employment payments, and the relocation of equipment, the company says.”
YASS TRIBUNE – “A strong line-up contested the Merino classes at the Yass Show last weekend, giving judge Keith Scanes a few headaches.
Kim and Rocky Henderson’s ‘Grogansworth’ Merino Stud came out on top with the Supreme Exhibitor ribbon, while the Group of Five Rams was won by Graham and Margaret Privett of Glenleigh Stud.”
INSTYLE – by Jonathan Borge – “A lucky batch of New York-based fashion designers woke up to exciting news Wednesday morning as the U.S. nominees for The Woolmark Company’s 2016/17 International Woolmark Prize were announced.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “PREMIUMS of up to 150c/kg greasy are possible for better prepared oddment lines, according to Victoria Wool Processors general manager David Ritchie.”
BENDIGO ADVERTISER – “WOOL classers and growers are invited to Australian Wool Exchange’s 2016 Wool Forum to be held at Bendigo on Saturday.
The event, which has been held for more than 20 years, gives wool classers and wool growers the opportunity to meet buyers, ask questions and receive feedback.”