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2014-08-05 08:38:05

The Company Will Launch Much-Anticipated Line of Merino Wool Base Layers this Fall SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Watson's(®), a company known for its thermal bodywear and cold weather base layers, today announces the launch of its new Core 29 line of copper-based bodywear at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2014, a top outdoor industry trade show taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah, August 6-9, 2014. The company will also showcase a new line of Merino Wool base layers...

2014-06-26 12:32:22

Grunard, made from 100% Merino wool, has received over $11,000 of funding on the popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter SAN FRANCISCO, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Grunard, the fashionable San Francisco-based apparel line, is hosting a Kickstarter campaign for their debut lines of men's and women's performance fashion apparel. With production and manufacturing taking place solely in the United States, Grunard can proudly claim to be American-made, using 100% natural,...

2014-06-19 23:09:12

New Orthotic Features 100& Merino Wool, Offers Year-Round Support Roanoke, Virginia (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Footmaxx, a leading provider of hand crafted custom orthotics, has released its newest orthotic: ComfortmaxxTM, featuring 100% merino wool. Designed with premium comfort in mind, Comfortmaxx offers temperature and moisture control for year-round support. Merino wool helps keep feet warm in cold months, cool in hot months, and helps eliminate odor, all of which provides year-round...

2014-06-17 08:26:15

MIAMI, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EarlyShares, the trusted platform that gives accredited investors direct access to private opportunities, announced the launch of an equity offering for Steel Wool Entertainment, a full-service entertainment company led by veteran music industry executives. Steel Wool Entertainment is a multi-faceted entertainment company that develops next-generation talent and extends the reach of established artists. Steel Wool, which offers artists a full...

sheep genome sequenced
2014-06-06 07:54:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The first complete sequence of the sheep genome has been completed by an international team of scientists after eight years of collaboration. The 73 team members from 26 institutions across eight countries included scientists from the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine, CSIRO Australia, BGI Shenzhen in China and the University of Edinburgh, among many others. Their findings, published online in Science, shed...

2014-05-08 23:06:31

Made with 100% Merino Wool, Provides Year-round Support and Comfort Roanoke, Virginia (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Foot Levelers has introduced the newest in its line of Stabilizing Orthotics, the VersawoolTM featuring 100% Merino wool. Designed with premium comfort in mind, Versawool Stabilizing Orthotics offer year-round support, help regulate body temperature, fit into a variety of shoe types, and help eliminate foot odor. Exceptional for all-season support, Versawool helps warm the body...

2014-04-02 12:33:09

The Woolmark Company's Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Rob Langtry, has delivered a presentation at Beijing's China Fashion Forum on the growing importance of Australian Merino wool as an ingredient brand in both Chinese and global fashion. BEIJING, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Established in 1996, the China Fashion Forum is attended by leaders of the China apparel industry and is designed to allow an open exchange on ideas of emerging fashion trends, best business practices...

2014-03-31 12:30:48

DUBLIN, Mar. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c2m6wm/chinese_slag_wool ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Survey Regarding the Chinese Slag Wool Market" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) "Concise Survey Regarding the Chinese Slag Wool Market", is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Slag Wool industry in China. The report provides a...

2014-03-27 23:02:26

Though wool is still the larger product segment, over the past five years many sheep farmers have shifted production in favour of meat processing. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Sheep Farming industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Operators in the Sheep Farming industry in Australia have faced mixed conditions over the past five years. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Brooke Tonkin, “waning industry...

2014-03-26 16:26:24

The Australian Ambassador to China, Her Excellency Ms Frances Adamson, opened The Woolmark stand at CHIC 2014 in Beijing. BEIJING, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Australian Ambassador to China, Her Excellency Ms Frances Adamson, opened The Woolmark stand at CHIC 2014 in Beijing. Ms Adamson was accompanied by Mr Du Yuzhou, Honorary Chairman of China National Textile and Apparel Council and Mr Zhang Yankai, Deputy Director of China National Textile and Apparel Council. The...


Latest Wool Reference Libraries

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...

Alpaca, Vicugna pacos
2012-10-27 17:12:26

The alpaca (Vicugna pacos) is a South American camelid that is similar in appearance to the llama. Its range includes the Andes Mountains, in areas of Ecuador, northern Bolivia and Chile, and southern Peru. It is a domesticated animal that is kept in herds in flat, grassy areas at altitudes of up to 16,000 feet. For many years there was confusion concerning the classification of the four species of South American lamoids, including the alpaca. Until 2001, it was accepted that this species...

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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