AUSTRALIAN WOOL INNOVATION – Woolgrowers’ E-Newsletter – March 2018
ILLAWARRA MERCURY – “Prince Charles and fashion, at first glance, might seem to be mutually exclusive. Well, no.
In his first Australian interview in five years, the 69-year-old royal’s interest in fashion – and sustainability – has been revealed.
In his interview with the Australian Financial Review Magazine Prince Charles focuses on sustainable fashion and the move away from synthetic fabric. “
Barossa sheep farmers launch new Australian Wool Network collection with Marnie Gilder and Jan Angas of Hutton Vale Farm
THE ADVERTISER – by Belinda Willis – “WINE isn’t the only yarn the Barossa Valley has to tell with a group of local sheep farmers tonight launching a fine wool blanket collection.
Their new DNA Barossa range showcases the region’s wool fibre, its people and provenance, beginning with two soft wool throws designed by Angaston artist Marnie Gilder.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Camille Smith – ” PETER SMALL, 76
Wool producer and chairman of Quality Softwools Australia
Peter Small has been an innovator in the wool industry for more than 50 years. He believes provenance is as important to fibre as it is to food.
The fourth-generation Western District farmer produces Merinos and Angus-Wagyu cross cattle at Gritjurk, “a little nothing out of Coleraine” west of Hamilton. As chairman of Quality Softwools Australia, which owns Merino knitwear brand Toorallie, he is championing high quality wool, traceable to a single farm.”
RURAL NEWS (NZ) – by Pam Tipa – “The opportunity for high-quality wool carpets in the world beyond New Zealand and Australia is massive, says Cavalier Corporation chief executive Paul Alston.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “The upwards market movement of the previous selling week was short-lived, with the wool industry’s benchmark Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) dropping six cents, to continue what has been a fluctuating month of ups and downs.”
FARM WEEK – by Terri Dougan – “PLANS are underway to put locally-produced wool back on the map through a series of new initiatives, including a rebranding of the Northern Ireland arm of British Wool as “Ulster Wool”.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “BIGGA superfine Merino partnership Hillcreston-Pine Hill sold their second finest 1PP bale in Sydney last week, realising 41,000c/kg greasy or $37,720 with a Schneider Group client.”
FIBRE2FASHION – “Wool prices in Australia have continued to climb since last season despite supply for the current season increasing by around 3-5 per cent relative to last year, the Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) has said in its March 2018 report. There are strong indications that the current price levels can be sustained and give a positive outlook for the industry. “
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “CAMPAIGN For Wool patron Prince Charles has been commended by Australia’s Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud for his recent outspoken support for wool and sustainable fashion.”