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Latest Wool Trading News - March 2015

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Prices for crossbred wools enjoy high level

Wool growers of crossbred wools have been experiencing good prices. This trend is evident worldwide. The February issue of AWI market intelligence report confirms this trend and reviews the high prices for broader wools and related activity in key mills.   The report says that wo...

Compass Wool up and running

Commercial production for Phase II has started at Compass Wool Processors (CWP). ‘The new 2.5m scour is up and running and we have done several merino lots down to 18.5u through to XB types. It is now running 24/6 (250-300T/week), with the older Andar line on standby or used for ...

IWTO Congress in Zhangjiagang China – registration open

Join wool industry leaders from around the world for the 84th Annual IWTO Congress in Zhangjiagang, China from 18-20 May 2015. One of the highlights of the wool industry’s calendar, the International Wool Textile Organisation takes its annual Congress to Zhangjiagang, China from ...

Ozsevil Wool offers greasy and scoured wool from Turkey

A scouring plant in the wool growing region of Usak, and an export office in the Free Trade Zone, provides Ozsevil Wool with a comprehensive reach in sourcing and exporting its wool from Turkey. ‘We built our scouring plant in Usak four years ago’, says Mahir Ozsevil company Dire...

Textiles and garments exports from Vietnam charge ahead

Vietnam’s exports of textiles and garment products could generate $28 billion to $28.5 billion this year, up at least 14 percent from 2014, thanks to favourable conditions brought by new trade agreements, the Vietnam Economic Times newspaper reported, citing a senior industry off...

Buying and selling made easy with woolbuy.net

Buying and selling wool is being made easier with online platform – www.woolbuy.net. This 24 hour interactive website is simple to use and free to all. woolbuy.net now has over 5780 registered users and feature over 120 listings of wool, tops, and yarn from all over the world’, s...

Mohair Market Report (Catalogue 201503, 24 March 2015)

A total of 160 846 kg’s were on offer on the third sale of the 2015 summer season, which was held in Port Elizabeth today, with 98% of the offering being sold.   The average market indicator remained unchanged from the previous sale, to close on R191.37 per kg. The offering consi...

Turkey’s large cotton mill in finance difficulty

One of Turkey’s largest textile mills is negotiating new credit lines with its banks as it seeks to resolve its financial problems, an executive said, as concerns grow about waning demand from one of the biggest buyers of U.S. cotton. Ilbeyli Beyteks continues to operate its 25 p...

New England Wool launches Sustainability Accreditation Scheme

New England Wool has the launched of its very own Sustainability Accreditation Scheme for Australian woolgrowers.   The scheme, called The New England Wool “SustainaWOOL™ Integrity Scheme” is designed for use by current and future suppliers of wool to this prominent superfine mer...

NZ PGG Wrightson signs merino wool deal with US sock maker

PGG Wrightson Wool announced an exclusive multi-year/multi-million dollar contract to supply New Zealand fine micron wool to one of the world’s premium sock manufacturers, point6. Point6 was developed in the United States by apparel entrepreneurs Peter and Patty Duke seven years ...

M.PATMOS wins 2015 Women’s International Woolmark Prize

Marcia Patmos, designer of M.PATMOS was announced the winner of the 2015 women’s International Woolmark Prize (IWP), during the award’s event. An esteemed judging panel including iconic designer and style icon Victoria Beckham, Angelica Cheung, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue China, Fra...

ITMA 2015 online visitor registration opens

ITMA 2015, the world’s largest textile and garment manufacturing technology showcase, is expected to draw a visitorship of over 100,000 from around the world. Held from 12 to 19 November at the Fiera Milano Rho in Milan, Italy, ITMA 2015 is a mega showcase of end-to-end solutions...

Western Australia’s wool production drops lower than expected

Between July last year and February this year Western Australia’s wool production was down 7.2 per cent, lower than the industry’s forecast which was a drop of four per cent. The final wool production result will be calculated at the end of the financial year. The figure comes fr...

British Wool Partners with My Country Business Awards 2015 to find Emerging Wool Talent

An inspiring competition run by one of the UK’s leading home interiors publications has joined forces with British Wool, to empower and promote entrepreneurs to move their fledgling country businesses forward.   The ‘My Country Business Awards’ now in its sixth year, will run in ...

Peruvian Alpaca Industry introduces new shearing system

Since the Pacomarca genetic improvement center was inaugurated in 2000, its staff, together with the technicians at Inca Tops, embarked on an ambitious long-term selection program plus a series of experiments aimed at improving the yield of alpaca fiber, including shearing and fl...

ITMM commits to Efficient & Sustainable European Textile Industry

ACIMIT has signed an agreement with EURATEX for common actions in energy efficiency and sustainability. ACIMIT President Carabelli, “The Memorandum of Understanding signed with the European apparel and textile confederation confirms our commitment on issues of vital importance fo...

US Federal Reserve modifies stance on interest rates

The US Federal Reserve has modified its stance on interest rates, which have been kept at a record low of 0% since the financial crisis in 2008. It removed the word “patience” from its regular statement. The language was seen as an indication that the central bank would refrain f...

British Wool attend Buying Groups’ National Flooring Show in May

British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) will attend the Buying Groups’ National Flooring Show (BGNFS) in Solihull this May. Promoting the latest Point of Sale (POS) materials from BWMB, which have been designed to provide straightforward information on British Wool in a stylish and e...

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