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Wool News from the European Fairs: Yarns & Fabrics 2022-2023

With Pitti Uomo, Pitti Filati and Milano Unica, Europe opened its doors and e-platforms to 2022 & 2023. Wool shoes, athletic gear and sportswear are transforming expectations among younger customers, while WFM is leaving its legacy, in knits. Janet Prescott reports from Pitti Uomo, Pitti Filati and Milano Unica Pitti Uomo Wool played a big part in summer menswear presentations for 2022. Classy menswear companies mixed plant fibre for jackets and shirts and also reaffirmed the role of wool, like Nuage wool (14.5m) in colours inspired by the north African desert, at the Caruso collection for SS 2022. In many cases, suits and jackets in summer wool were out of the box, imaginative and different; for example, bright red at Pitti Uomo Guest Designer Thebe Magugu.  He created a Wild West look worn with large Stetson hats the jackets in jaunty checks like black and light blue. Suits with a

By |2021-08-06T15:18:10+00:00August 5th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Wool News from the European Fairs: Yarns & Fabrics 2022-2023

The Next Generation in the Wool Industry

The wool industry is seeking to build a new generation of leaders to carry it into the future. The International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO) has been running a successful Young Professionals programme since 2012. The programme offers mentorship and networking opportunities to people under the age of 35. Each young professional is matched with a senior member of the industry so that they can gain valuable insights and experience to help them grow as industry leaders. Attracting Young Professional to The Wool Industry The IWTO Congress 2021 was held from 17 to 21 May, and a number of previous Young Professionals spoke about their experience of the program and how it has prepared them for a career in the industry. Christa Rochford, Wool Marketing Program Manager for the American Wool Council, said that she entered the industry seven years ago after stumbling across it. “It is a wonderful industry once

By |2021-07-07T06:31:14+00:00July 7th, 2021|Blog, News|Comments Off on The Next Generation in the Wool Industry

World Ocean Day: The Impact of Wool

Following World Ocean Day, which was celebrated on 8 June 2021, The International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO) look at this year’s theme and share some interesting information on wool’s impact on our oceans. World Ocean Day is a global initiative to celebrate and create awareness of our shared oceans, with their rich biodiversity, and vital importance to all life on the planet. Every June, the day’s organisers invite individuals and organisations to engage in this global celebration and extend it all year round. IWTO, together with our partners and members, is an enthusiastic supporter of this initiative. It is fully in alignment with our ethos of sustainable business. Choosing wool over other alternatives in the manufacture of clothing and furniture has a surprising impact on the environment, including the oceans. Read Next: NBA All-Star, Ben Simmons releases merchandise in collaboration with The Woolmark Company A Commitment to Protect 30%

By |2021-06-18T14:48:31+00:00June 17th, 2021|Blog, News|Comments Off on World Ocean Day: The Impact of Wool

Let’s Talk Wool

Let's Talk Wool The 90th IWTO Congress celebrated the creation of the first global wool trading standards, drafted 90 years ago. Soon, the textile trade will be tied to sustainability. Here’s how wool is leading the conversation. One of the effects of the ongoing pandemic is that people care more about the clothes they buy and how they are made. They want to buy less and wear what they have for longer. As consumers begin to turn over clothing labels and ask pertinent questions about the origins of their purchases, makers and sellers have a duty to provide transparent and truthful answers. The global wool pipeline is responding to this call. Over the course of the IWTO Congress, held 17-21 May, speakers from the wool textile pipeline spoke to solutions being developed and, in many cases, already offered by the industry. Towards Carbon Zero 2020 brought twenty years of

By |2021-06-22T09:33:48+00:00June 16th, 2021|Blog, News|Comments Off on Let’s Talk Wool
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