About IWTO

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WHAT WE DO 

IWTO is the recognized global authority for standards in the wool textile industry. Since 1930, IWTO has represented the interests of the wool textile trade at a global level. Our worldwide membership encompasses the entire wool textile pipeline, from farm to retail. By facilitating research and development, wool textile education and knowledge sharing, IWTO ensures a sustainable future for wool.

 

OUR ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: 

  • The annual IWTO Congress – a key event for the global wool textile industry
  • Publishing wool trade standards, arbitration rules and wool production and market statistics
  • Coordinating research on key topics such as sustainability, sheep welfare and biosecurity
  • Liaising with governments, NGOs and other stakeholders on topics of joint concern
  • Providing a platform for projects of interest to the global wool industry 
  • Licensing laboratories around the world to ensure that wool is tested to the highest standards