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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 at 1800 in a modern interpretation of wool clothes and styles befitting the 1940's. In a setting representing the activities that occurred below ground during WWII, a number of tableaux's have been created around the venue in the almost untouched rooms of Sir Winston Churchill, his wife Clementine, the...

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) July 26, 2013 Ecowool have an amazing range of the finest quality wool clothing and knitwear and now, they are updating their knitwear range, consisting of latest designs in contemporary and classic styles together with a wide range of new lightweight styles in possum and merino mix. They have an exclusive new knitwear range for...

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. (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 New Zealand has been hit with polar blasts this June and the icy storms surround the islands. Kiwis are wrapping up and doing their best to protect themselves from the storms pelting the island. Over the last couple days Kiwis have experienced high winds, thunder and...

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. (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 Winter has been a long time coming with the extended 2013 New Zealand Summer season, but the cold snap being experienced at the start of May sees the temperatures dipping, the fireplaces ignited and Kiwis country wide dressing up in warm Winter woolens. One of the most...

2011-11-19 15:00:00

The companyâs 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 surpass its technologically-superior outerwear. Rain-Wool is doubly protected from precipitation through its fabric treatment and water-resistant fabric itself. The coat delivers superior performance, and it does so with style. Rain-Wool is the best winter accessory of the season. New York, NY...

2011-02-01 00:35:55

Icebreaker is the first adventure apparel retailer to open a Facebook store. Portland, OR (PRWEB) January 31, 2011 Today Adgregate Markets, the leader in secure social commerce solutions, announced that Icebreaker, the New Zealand company that pioneered the merino wool adventure apparel category, has selected Adgregate Markets' ShopFansâ“ž¢ application to enable secure shopping through its Facebook page. Icebreaker selected ShopFans to create a custom ShopFans...


Latest Merino Reference Libraries

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...

Corriedale Sheep
2014-09-25 08:25:59

The Corriedale sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in New Zealand and Australia between 1868 and 1910 by crossbreeding the Merino sheep and Lincoln sheep. The original developer of the breed, James Little, wanted to create a sheep that could survive in areas with low rainfall and still produce long staple wool. It was named after the area on South Island in which Little developed the breed. It was introduced into the United States in 1914 and is the oldest of all crossbred...

Border Leicester
2014-09-22 09:07:27

The border Leicester is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in England in 1767. The breed was named after the area in which it was developed and from the foundation stock of Dishley Leicester that was used in its development. It became a common breed in the United Kingdom by the nineteenth century and it has been exported to other countries including the United State, Canada, India, South Africa, Japan, Russia, and Australia. The border Leicester varies in weight depending upon the...

Arapawa Sheep
2014-09-16 10:49:57

The Arapawa sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that is typically only found on Arapawa Island in New Zealand. It is thought that this breed has been isolated on the island since 1867 and although there are many theories regarding its origin, it is most widely accepted that it is a descendant Merino strains from Australia. Because the Arapawa sheep has lived in an area with harsh terrain for so long, it often looks hunched over in appearance, carrying its tail and head in a downward...

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2007-07-16 14:25:09

The Domestic Sheep, Ovis aries, is the most common species of the sheep genus (Ovis). It is a woolly ruminant quadruped which most likely descends from the wild mouflon of South Asia. Sheep breeders refer to female sheep as ewes, intact males as rams, and castrated males as wethers. Yearlings are called hoggets and young sheep are called lambs. Domestic Sheep are now found all over the world, but they are declining in numbers in the U.S. because it is becoming economically unviable to raise...

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  • An evil spirit; a devil.
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  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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