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2014-01-07 12:29:23

LONDON, January 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the hustle and bustle of Day 2 of London Collections: Men draws to a close, underground in SW1A the Cabinet War Rooms come alive

2013-07-26 23:23:03

As the Winter chill takes full effect, Ecowool has a new range of knitwear that will keep even those that live in the coldest parts of the planet warm. (PRWEB)

2013-06-25 23:00:43

Icy temperatures gripping New Zealand this Winter are great for the skiing tourism industry but as it hit so suddenly, many parents with babies may not have been prepared with warm baby clothing.

2013-05-19 23:00:26

New Zealand was fortunate to have a long, hot, dry Summer but all good things must come to an end and, as a May cold snap settles in, Ecowool are geared up to help keep Kiwis keep warm this Winter.

2011-11-19 15:00:00

The company’s introduction of its latest fabrication, Rain-Wool, an innovative super-fine Merino wool that is finished with a water-repellency treatment, is the next step Sanyo has taken to


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Santa Cruz Sheep
2014-11-07 09:29:24

The Santa Cruz sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that once existed in a feral population on the island of Santa Cruz. It is thought that this population came from flocks of Churro, Merino, or Rambouillet sheep that were brought to the island during the mid-nineteenth century. By the 1860’s these sheep had grown to hold a population in the thousands and were permitted to graze freely. However, the decline of ranching on the island that occurred in the twentieth century caused most of the...

Rambouillet Sheep
2014-10-27 11:31:48

The Rambouillet sheep, also known as the French Merino or the Rambouillet Merino, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in France. This breed’s development began in 1786, when King Louis XVI acquired 366 Spanish Merino sheep from King Charles III of Spain. The flock was bred experimentally at Bergerie royale, a royal farmed owned by the king, where crossbreeding and selective breeding with English long-wool breeds produced a more defined breed. By the time the Rambouillet sheep...

Merino
2014-10-16 11:24:17

The Merino is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in Central Spain and Turkey. It is thought that the foundation stock of this breed was introduced into the area by a tribe of Berbers during the twelfth century. During the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, breeders from Spain introduced breeds from England, developing the Merino sheep strains that would shape the breed of today. These sheep comprised three strains known as the Negretti, the Paula, and the Royal Escurial flocks....

South African Meat Merino
2014-10-16 11:18:14

The South African meat Merino, also known as the South African mutton Merino or SAMM, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in South Africa. It was created using Merinofleischschaf sheep from Germany that were imported into the area in 1932 to improve African breeds. Today, this breed and its hybrids have replaced nearly all of the British breeds in harsh areas of the region because it is more adaptable. The South African meat Merino was bred to be hardy and versatile and it...

Gentile di Puglia
2014-09-30 10:16:58

The Gentile di Puglia, also known as the Italian Merino, is a breed of domesticated sheep that originated in the Tavoliere di Foggia plain of southern Italy. It was developed by crossbreeding Merino rams, first imported during the fourteenth century, with local ewes. During the nineteenth century further crossbreeding was conducted using imported Rambouillet sheep and Merinolandschaf sheep in the hopes of producing a breed with better quality wool. During the late twentieth century, when...

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