Advertiser content: Long heralded as the fibre of choice for insulating next-to-skin base-layers, innovations in wool have led to a rise in the use of the fibre in outerwear apparel, such as jackets. A recent development between The Woolmark Company and one of China’s leading woollen textile enterprises, The Nanshan Group, has resulted in a 100% wool fabric that protects the wearer from the elements.
Advertiser content: A world away from their homes in London, International Woolmark Prize 2016/17 winners Ben Cottrell and Matt Dainty of COTTWEILER recently came Down Under – via a visit to AWI’s Wool Resource Centre in Hong Kong – to see an Australian wool-growing property and get an in-depth understanding of Merino wool production.
Advertiser content: At the Rylington Park Institute of Agriculture near Boyup Brook in the Great Southern region of WA, Kevin Gellatly and his partner Amanda Davis, with the support of AWI, run shearer and wool handling training courses throughout the year. These courses are for students of all levels, from complete novices through to professional shearers looking to fine tune their skills.
Advertiser content: The Woolmark Company and leading sports brand adidas have joined forces to launch a design competition focussing on the development of innovative, forward-thinking products for the performance industry.
Advertiser content: Wearing Merino wool baselayers is beneficial to skin health compared to wearing polyester, according to a new AWI-funded study. The aim of the research is to ultimately open doors to new high value markets for wool.
Advertiser content: Scanning for the age of the lamb foetus can help determine the lambing date, which may lead to a better managed lambing and improved lamb survival, according to research funded by AWI.
Advertiser content: To help woolgrowers get the most from their rams, Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), in partnership with Zoetis, has developed a new, hands-on workshop called RAMping Up Repro. The half-day workshops are being rolled out across the country via AWI’s state networks, using leading local deliverers.
Advertiser content: A visit by Japanese fashion designer Hiromichi Ochiaito an Australian wool-growing property last year was the impetus behind the latest collection from his internationally renowned fashion label FACETASM.
Advertiser content: Reducing the mob size of twin-bearing ewes that are in a reasonable condition at lambing will improve lamb survival, according to the current results of ongoing AWI-funded research. However, their stocking rate has little or no effect on lamb survival.
Advertiser content: Ground-breaking research and use of innovative technology is being developed to help woolgrowers protect their flocks from wild dog attacks thanks to co-investment from AWI and their partners. Using an automated on-property camera trap device that identifies wild dogs, the Wild Dog Alert system will notify a woolgrower of a wild dog’s presence in real-time, to enable the woolgrower to act early and proactively.