Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Fibre


Ministers plan woolshed roadshow

Ministers plan woolshed roadshow

Farmers WeeklyFeb 15, 2024
Agriculture minister and his associate to tour rural NZ to discuss challenges facing farmers.

Strong wool farmers urged to keep the faith

Gerald PiddockFeb 5, 2024
Industry leaders speak of better times ahead, asking growers to stay positive despite low returns.

Bremworth opens retail store in Auckland

Farmers WeeklyDec 5, 2023
More stores to follow in NZ and Aus if concept proves successful.

New carpet rule a bit woolly for comfort

Annette ScottNov 28, 2023
Concerned about cheap imports, Bremworth seeks clarity on what exactly is meant by new government directive.


Honest Wolf wins top Rural Women NZ Business award

Honest Wolf wins top Rural Women NZ Business award

Farmers WeeklyNov 27, 2023
Wool-based outfit makes history as it nets both Emerging and Supreme awards.
Could wool woes be washing away at last?

Could wool woes be washing away at last?

Sarah HilhorstOct 20, 2023
It’s early days, but pricing and demand have been lifting at wool auctions, mainly due to real improvement in wool quality.
Wool gets clip around the ear over prep issues

Wool gets clip around the ear over prep issues

Annette ScottOct 18, 2023
Contamination issues are costing the industry money and contracts.
New qualifications framework for wool skills on cards

New qualifications framework for wool skills on cards

Farmers WeeklyOct 10, 2023
WDC working with industry to develop ‘micro-credentials’ for shearers and handlers.
BLNZ chooses wool carpeting for headquarters

BLNZ chooses wool carpeting for headquarters

Annette ScottSep 12, 2023
‘Proud to be supporting Kiwi farmers and rural communities.’
NZ Merino Co puts halt on dividend

NZ Merino Co puts halt on dividend

BusinessDeskSep 4, 2023
Tough market has wool firm doing battle with rising costs.
Heal appointed chair of Wool Impact

Heal appointed chair of Wool Impact

Annette ScottAug 31, 2023
Former CEO of Canterbury Rural Traders for 20 years has ‘extensive rural experience’.
Trust steps up to defend strong wool

Trust steps up to defend strong wool

Annette ScottAug 30, 2023
Small budget and local talent produce compelling ad campaign for fibre in the home.
Wool could help solve our mega microplastics problem

Wool could help solve our mega microplastics problem

Alan EmersonAug 23, 2023
Synthetic carpets are getting a free ride from environmentalists, Alan Emerson says.
‘Inspirational’ trip for global Merino clients

‘Inspirational’ trip for global Merino clients

Neal WallaceJul 27, 2023
Clothing makers visit points of origin on South Island farms.
Housing NZ takes a new look at carpets

Housing NZ takes a new look at carpets

Neal WallaceJul 17, 2023
Solution dyed nylon under scrutiny after outcry over school carpeting.
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WoolWorks sets up new division

Annette ScottJul 5, 2023
WoolWorks Ventures to focus on new projects and innovations.
End-of-season wool sales disappoint

End-of-season wool sales disappoint

Annette ScottJun 30, 2023
Prices not helped by glut of bales and no room at the scour.
Wool gets a boost from strong showing

Wool gets a boost from strong showing

Annette ScottJun 19, 2023
Price is the closest strong wool has come to $4 a kilogram in several years.
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Chairs address delay in Wools of NZ annual report

Annette ScottJun 2, 2023
Merger complexities and nationwide dearth of auditors blamed.
Waste wool use with a strong back end

Waste wool use with a strong back end

Charlie WilliamsonMay 25, 2023
Daggy wool may have found its value once again thanks to an innovative new product.
Man stands smiling between two rows of merchandise in a warehouse wearing a bright yellow safety vest.

Bremworth’s hybrid supply chain model set to boost exports

Annette ScottApr 4, 2023
Supply chain adaptations will see carpet maker source some yarn offshore and shift some of the production process abroad.
Wool Impact sees huge rise in strong-wool demand

Wool Impact sees huge rise in strong-wool demand

Annette ScottMar 7, 2023
Doubling in domestic use of strong wool in the next two years forecast by industry body.
Man stands smiling between two rows of merchandise in a warehouse wearing a bright yellow safety vest.

Bremworth shift finds favour with market

Annette ScottMar 2, 2023
Revenue lift as carpet maker gets going with five-year transformation plan.
Jimad Khan, Olivia Sanders and Andy May lean on a desk at a field day stall.

Calling all farmers keen on cashmere

Annette ScottJan 9, 2023
Premium fibre, say promoters of industry relaunch, is the G.O.A.T.
John McWhirter holds a wool carpet tile.

New wūru tile has the floor

Farmers WeeklyOct 4, 2022
Wools of NZ develops product for commercial sector.
Norwegian firm on lookout for long Merino

Norwegian firm on lookout for long Merino

Annette ScottSep 29, 2022
Premium offered for quality wool in 100mm range.
Three directors appointed to WoolWorks board

Three directors appointed to WoolWorks board

Farmers WeeklyAug 18, 2022
New boardroom leadership at world’s largest wool scourer.
Project to explore blended fibres’ potential

Project to explore blended fibres’ potential

Annette ScottFeb 9, 2022
New Zealand Natural Fibres (NZNF) is ramping up research as it looks to develop blended wool and hemp fibres for use in soft flooring and outdoor activewear.