Not a lot has changed in the woolshed in the past seven or so decades, with little to no investment in research, development or education in wool, says David Scobie.
Concerned about cheap imports, Bremworth seeks clarity on what exactly is meant by new government directive.
Wool-based outfit makes history as it nets both Emerging and Supreme awards.
Government decision on wool in public sector buildings ‘a significant boost to wool growers and the industry’.
Designer falls for felting, creating vessels, clothes and rugs.
It’s early days, but pricing and demand have been lifting at wool auctions, mainly due to real improvement in wool quality.
Contamination issues are costing the industry money and contracts.
WDC working with industry to develop ‘micro-credentials’ for shearers and handlers.
Certainty of income an option for select number of farmers under new initiative.
‘Proud to be supporting Kiwi farmers and rural communities.’
Siloed sector urgently needs to get its house in order, says Meat and Wool chair.
Wools of New Zealand says it has several initiatives on the go, including a new commercial wool carpet tile.
Small budget and local talent produce compelling ad campaign for fibre in the home.
WRONZ deploys former Wool Board money on research into saleable wool-derived products.
Carpet company offers 30% ‘product subsidy’ for cosier classrooms.
Synthetic carpets are getting a free ride from environmentalists, Alan Emerson says.
Devold’s Merino fold get to see where fibre ends up.
Phil Weir on the risks and benefits of being the primary producer.
Wool industry meets with officials to push for use of homegrown fibre.
Solution dyed nylon under scrutiny after outcry over school carpeting.
Outcry as imported synthetics set to be used in 800 rural schools
With future of site still unclear, carpet company finds alternative supplies.
Fabric, clothes, carpets, bedding and upholstery come first to mind when thinking about fibre, but one of the newest uses is in hygiene, starting with nappies.
Merger complexities and nationwide dearth of auditors blamed.
Daggy wool may have found its value once again thanks to an innovative new product.
Australian company’s NZM deal is ripe with synergies.
Market needs to almost double returns per kg, official tells committee.
Korean wool boom and defence against invaders build loyalty and trust.
Merino is a natural fibre, so it lets their skin breathe unlike polar fleece, and they won’t overheat and risk a chill.
Wool diverted to other plants as clean-up continues in awful conditions.
With John Brakenridge at the helm, the fine wool industry has completely transformed over the past three decades.
Supply chain adaptations will see carpet maker source some yarn offshore and shift some of the production process abroad.
Doubling in domestic use of strong wool in the next two years forecast by industry body.