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  • Pitti Filati 83

    Pitti Filati 83

    The most important fair for luxury yarns saw wool in fine qualities and thicker yarns, used with other animal hair and techno synthetics for different effects. Fancy yarns in bright colours, shine from silver to gold, and intricate stitches from micro to mesh are all in the mix for Winter 2019/20.

  • Superseason 2017/18

    Superseason 2017/18

    Wool's spectacular 2017/18 season drew to a close with the last sales of the season taking place last week. Although prices eased in the last week of trading, 2017/18 remains a superlative season for wool. Prices for wool surged across the Australian markets, and the Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) closed 35% over 2016/17.

  • Pitti Uomo 94

    Pitti Uomo 94

    The latest news from Pitti Uomo PU94 is good for wool.  Amid the bright colours being shown for S/S '19 exhibitors at PItti Uomo 94 paid attention to the current preoccupation that industry and governments cut down on pollution and waste. In response, many top fashion brands have made specific efforts to reduce burdens on the environment. 

  • A New Milestone

    A New Milestone

    In a series of special initiatives throughout the year, The Woolmark Company is marking more than half a century of a cross-cultural partnership between Australia and China. "China continues to remain the single most important buyer of Australian wool, with close to 80% of our fibre exported there," explains Australian Wool Innovation’s CEO Stuart McCullough. 

  • The Course of Real Change

    The Course of Real Change

    Organisers press for a move from word to action, but the course of real change never did run smooth. Recent findings from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation that six out of every 10 garments are thrown away within one year, but the industry’s preoccupation with recycling initiatives won't fix the whole system. IWTO reports from the Copenhagen Fashion Summit. 

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