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America’s Cup: Why Wool Gear Is The Ideal Partner

Member of the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli sailing team-Image credit: The Woolmark Company There are so many reasons why choosing wool is a great idea for your outdoor and sports gear. A natural option for both sustainability and performance, wool is fast becoming the future for technical clothing. The Woolmark Company’s partnership with the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli sailing team shows just how well this remarkable fibre can adapt to a diverse range of material, and human, challenges. Wool for Technical Clothing When it comes to wool, Mother Nature has done a great job of making a fibre that delivers under pressure. The Woolmark Company now takes wool to the next level by providing technical clothing for the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli sailing team. At a time when other teams are wearing synthetic fibres and trying to get the same properties, members of the Luna Rossa Prada

By |2021-02-12T20:03:33+00:00February 2nd, 2021|Blog, News|Comments Off on America’s Cup: Why Wool Gear Is The Ideal Partner

5 Ways Wool Contributes to Wellness

Wool is 100% natural, sustainable and long-lasting, but did you know that it is also good for your health? From the ability to help underweight newborn babies thrive, to regulating your temperature and improving your quality of sleep. Keep reading to discover the top five health benefits of wool. What Are The Health Benefits Of Wool? Whether you suffer from insomnia, struggle with allergies, or have sensitive skin, wool can help to improve your overall wellness, both physically and mentally. Check out the top five health benefits of wool below. 1. Wool is Beneficial to Babies As any new parent will know, babies need to be kept warm, especially when they are outside during the colder months. Wool has the natural ability to keep babies both warm and comfortable. Furthermore, studies show that underweight newborns who sleep on wool put on more weight than those who sleep on cotton.

By |2021-01-27T17:19:47+00:00January 20th, 2021|News|Comments Off on 5 Ways Wool Contributes to Wellness

The Use of Wool Insulating Packing Material for Pharmaceuticals

Credit: WoolCool Due to the nature of pharmaceutical products, shipments need to be packed securely and at the optimum temperature for safe delivery. This means that any packaging material needs to be a dependable insulator. We’ve all learned how one of the vaccines against Covid-19 needs to be stored at -70/-80 degrees Celsius. Even for the ones that require more moderate refrigeration, packaging material will be crucial in Covid-19 vaccine roll-out. Wool is becoming a more popular choice for packaging material due to its wealth of environmental benefits. IWTO explores why wool is fundamental for sustainable packaging material. Why Insulating Wool is the Ideal Choice for Pharmaceutical Packaging Below are some of the reasons why wool is the perfect packing material for medical shipments. To explore further the benefits of wool, you can visit the IWTO blog page. Wool Has the Ability for High Performance Temperature Control

By |2020-12-11T14:25:09+00:00December 1st, 2020|Blog, News|Comments Off on The Use of Wool Insulating Packing Material for Pharmaceuticals

Increase the Life of Your Wool Textiles: 5 Ways to Care for Wool

Whether you are partial to wearing woollen clothing or you can’t get enough of the luxurious feel of bedding made of wool, it can be good to learn how to care for this soft and sustainable material. When it comes to caring for wool, many people do not know the best practices for keeping it in good condition and for ensuring its longevity. Fortunately, caring for wool is relatively simple once you know what to do and what not to do. How to Increase the Lifespan of Wool Whether you’ve got a knitted wool sweater, a wool coat or a pair of woven trousers, by following these 5 tips for wool care, you will ensure your woollen items look better and last longer. The most important thing to remember is that wool naturally resists odours and stains, and that the wool fibre is resilient: it will hold its shape

By |2020-11-24T16:04:04+00:00November 9th, 2020|Blog, News|Comments Off on Increase the Life of Your Wool Textiles: 5 Ways to Care for Wool

The Benefits of Using Wool for Natural Insulation in Buildings

Homes need insulation to provide adequate noise absorption, to control heat levels and make a building more comfortable. Of the many insulation materials on the market, wool stands out as the ideal natural option for sustainable building insulation. Here, IWTO explains why. Furthermore, a sustainable insulation material like wool is a key component of eco-friendly buildings, with growing environmental trends meaning every building is aiming towards becoming more sustainable overall. How Using Wool as a Natural Insulation Material Can Be Beneficial Here are four reasons why you should choose wool as your home’s natural insulation material. You can find further information regarding the many benefits of wool on our Wool Interiors Fact Sheet. Reason #1: Wool is Flame Resistant Wool’s flame-resistant properties are largely due to the fact that wool ignites less readily than other organic materials. Using wool as your chosen insulation material can help to prevent fire

By |2020-11-04T16:27:39+00:00October 15th, 2020|Blog, News|Comments Off on The Benefits of Using Wool for Natural Insulation in Buildings

The Importance of Staying Fit and Healthy, And How Wool Plays a Part

During the global pandemic that has disrupted the world, many people found themselves with an unusual amount of free time on their hands. With shopping malls, gyms and other popular public places closed in an attempt to flatten the curve of COVID-19, many relied on daily workouts, such as running, walking and cycling, as a way to stay active and get out of the house. Since then, there has been a significant increase in people adopting a healthier and more active lifestyle. If you are one of these people, like us at IWTO, take the time to educate yourself on the importance of fitness and health, as well as the benefits of wool in sportswear and how it can enhance your workout. The Benefits of Staying Active and Wearing Wool While You Do It Staying active can be challenging for many people, but it does help to have the

By |2020-10-13T12:38:13+00:00August 27th, 2020|Blog, News|Comments Off on The Importance of Staying Fit and Healthy, And How Wool Plays a Part

Wool’s Role in Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable fashion has recently been thrust into the spotlight with the media reporting on sustainability across various industries. Companies are being forced to reconsider everything from raw materials to production and labour practices. The fashion industry is moving towards the reusing and recycling of fashion items as opposed to utilizing more and more resources. Mindsets are shifting towards sustainable materials and labour practices. Governments around the world are rethinking how products, including clothing, are made and disposed of. The EU, for example, has ambitious plans for collecting used textiles and ensuring that products are easier to reuse, repair and recycle. What is Sustainable Fashion? Sustainable fashion is a movement and process of fostering change to fashion products and the fashion system. There is a shift toward greater environmental integrity and social justice. Sustainable fashion involves more than tackling textiles or products solely, it involves addressing the system of fashion

By |2020-10-14T12:19:16+00:00August 6th, 2020|Blog, News|Comments Off on Wool’s Role in Sustainable Fashion

Young Professionals

IWTO has welcomed more than 100 Young Professionals since the programme's inception in 2012. Open to those who are working in the industry aged 35 years and younger, the Young Professionals Programme provides the rare opportunity to gain an insider's view of the global industry.  The programme runs along with the annual Congress.  We match each Young Professional with a senior member of the wool textile trade for the duration of the event, and offer special networking and social opportunities designed for junior members of the industry. The programme is on hold until we can again have in-person events, but for the first time we'll have a dedicated Young Professionals session during the 2021 Congress led by Core Merino's Monica Ebert, herself a former YP. Applications for 2022 will open toward the end of 2021.

By |2021-04-06T16:51:27+00:00April 15th, 2020|Events|Comments Off on Young Professionals
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