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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.

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/ --

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

2014-06-17 08:26:15

MIAMI, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EarlyShares, the trusted platform that gives accredited investors direct access

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

The first complete sequence of the sheep genome has been completed by an international team of scientists after eight years of collaboration.

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

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

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.

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


Latest Wool Reference Libraries

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...

Romney Sheep
2014-11-03 12:24:43

The Romney sheep, also known as the Romney marsh sheep or the Kent, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in England and was recognized as an official breed by 1800. The breed at this time was an improved breed that had been developed from medieval longwool breeds and crossbred with Bakewell’s English Leicester. This breed was first exported in 1853, when twenty individuals were sent to New Zealand, and by the 1990’s the breed comprised over half of New Zealand’s sheep...

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...

Navajo-Churro
2014-10-16 11:48:23

The Navajo-Churro, also known as the Churro, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in North America. The breed’s origin began when Native American tribes, including the Hopi and the Navajo, acquired Spanish Churra sheep from explorers during the 1500’s and bred them with Jacob sheep. The breed was given a new name, the Churro sheep, by frontiersmen and although the breed was important to Native American culture, the United States government nearly decimated the breed by sponsoring...

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....

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Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.