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Wool Industry Commits to Sheep Welfare Standards

Marking the eighth anniversary of the Campaign for Wool, the first ever Wool Conference took place at Dumfries House in Scotland on Friday the 9th of September 2016, where His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Patron of The Campaign for Wool, presided over the signing of the Dumfries House Wool Declaration. The declaration is a promise by The Campaign’s Commonwealth funders, British Wool Marketing Board, Australian...

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Xinao and AWI open Knitwear Development Centre

Together with one of China’s most well established wool processors, Australian Wool Innovation via its marketing arm, The Woolmark Company, has opened the Knitwear Development Centre (KDC) at Tongxiang in Zhejiang province, China. The KDC is an education and development hub for knitwear textile fashion trends, technological innovation, product development, and promotion. The XINAO group stated it was essential to inv...

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wool2yarn annual publications go to print this month

wool2yarn china magazine is published this month and will be distributors to delegates attending the Nanjing Wool Conference in Wuxi China on 23 – 25 September. 5000 magazines will also be mailed to major importers of wool and speciality fibre, topmakers, spinners, weavers and textile companies in China and Hong Kong, in their own language, breaking down the language barrier.   wool2yarn china is used as a buyer’s gu...

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AWI Australian Wool Market Commentary

Last week Australian wool auction sale results were again strongly directed by the erratic Australian dollar (AUD). A staggering fall of around 3% in value against the USD greeted the start of the selling week, which saw all prices across the board lifting substantially in AUD values. Lack of follow up orders though quickly extinguished the push and prices began to ease across the selection. The lack of keener intere...

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NZ Wool market Report (16 September 2016)

The North Island offering this week saw most types ease despite a softer NZ dollar compared to last week’s auction, however recent overseas sales of shorter shears, which made up the bulk of the offering, saw this sector better supported with prices holding their ground.   Of the 7200 bales on offer 70 percent sold. The weighted indicator for the main trading currencies came down 2.22 percent, having minimal positive...

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Australian peak body calls for better marketing for ethical wool

The peak body for Australian superfine wool growers says farmers will continue to fail to earn premium prices unless they can market ethical production to retailers. Australian Superfine Wool Growers Association vice president Noel Henderson said there was only a negligible price premium for the industry. Mr Henderson is the principal of Avington Merino Stud in central Victoria, and said it had been tough in the indu...

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Global banking watchdog issues warning

Risks of a Chinese banking crisis are mounting, according to a warning indicator from the banking industry’s global watchdog. A key gauge of stress in the banking sector is now more than three times above the danger level, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) said in its latest quarterly review. China’s credit-to-GDP gap hit 30.1 in the first quarter of 2016, it said. The BIS considers a credit-to-GDP gap of ...

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So Long to the Asian Sweatshop

For 30 years, the word “sweatshop” has conjured up a very specific image: low-wage Asian workers making branded clothes in crowded, unsafe factories for consumers overseas. The power of that image has launched human rights campaigns, altered how major companies source their products and informed (often incorrectly) how politicians in rich countries shape their trade policies. Now that image is fading into history. In...

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China business confidence index increases in the third quarter

Business confidence among entrepreneurs in China has picked up for the second quarter in a row in 2016, according to surveys by the People’s Bank of China published last week. The entrepreneurs’ confidence index rose to 51.2 percent in the third quarter, 2.2 percentage points higher than in the second quarter, a central bank survey showed. China’s factory output and retail sales grew faster than expected in August as...

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Escorial wool launches exclusive collection

This season the luxurious and rare Escorial wool will showcase the first complete collection in both worsted and woollen fabrics, woven in Yorkshire, England by exclusive partners Joshua Ellis and Luxury Fabrics.   Escorial wool, originating from the Spanish Royal flocks of El Escorial, has made a name around the world for producing luxury performance garments for a discerning customer, grown from an exceptional smal...

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The Campaign for Wool UK Wool Week

This October, The Campaign for Wool will mark its seventh successful year with its annual ‘Wool Week’. Taking place from the 10th – 16th, Wool Week will celebrate everything woolly with a week of activities in London. Retailers across the UK from leading fashion, interior and craft brands, will unite to highlight and educate consumers on the natural benefits of wool. The seven woolly-filled days will give the public ...

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Weak US retail sales dampens rate rise prospects

US retail sales were weaker than expected last month, weakening prospects that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next week. The 0.3% fall in retail sales follows four consecutive months of gains. US factory production also fell in August after expanding for the two previous months, the Federal Reserve said. However, the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose by less than expected last w...

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