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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...

2014-03-13 12:32:07

HIGH QUALITY AUSTRALIAN MERINO WOOL LOCKS IN HEAT IN WINTER & REPELS IT IN SUMMER NEW YORK, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- La Rukico Tailors, which outfits top executives in the New York metropolitan area, has paired with leading fabric house, Dormeuil, to bring a newly designed all-weather Australian wool fabric to the United States called "Iconik." The performance technology of this Australian wool insulates, allowing it to lock in heat in the winter and repel it in the summer....

2014-03-11 20:22:41

The Woolmark Company to showcase the growing popularity of Australian Merino wool among Chinese consumers to the Chinese textile industry at CHIC 2014, the 22nd China International Clothing and Accessories Fair in Beijing at the end of March SHANGHAI, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More sophisticated Chinese fashion consumers have driven up demand for Australian Merino Wool in China. Leading Chinese and international textile companies, such as Youngor and Cerrutti 1881, have made...

2014-02-24 08:30:53

PENNDEL, Pa., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bill Morrow, the ever-optimistic President of Langhorne Carpet Company, always knew that much good would eventually result from last summer's electrical fire near the shipping dock of the century-old, one-story Pennsylvania mill. But he had no idea that in the aftermath of the quickly-contained fire (the mill is back in full operation) in which none of its 16 legendary looms were damaged, the mill would be able to gift to...

2014-02-01 23:00:13

Recently, Skmen.com has announced its new selection of men’s wool cardigan sweaters. (PRWEB) February 02, 2014 The men’s wool cardigan sweaters offered by Skmen.com are popular for their handsome looks, comfortable materials and affordable prices. Recently, the company has announced its new cardigan sweater selection for worldwide clients. What’s more, the company has launched a special offer on these trendy clothes. True enough, the company is making every effort to ensure...

2014-01-28 20:22:03

DUBLIN, January 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/r2f5q9/chinese_slag_wool) has announced the addition of the "Chinese Slag Wool Market Survey Report" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/r2f5q9/chinese_slag_wool ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The Chinese Slag Wool Market Survey Report 2013 is a professional and in-depth study on the current...


Latest Wool Reference Libraries

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....

Karakul
2014-10-14 10:22:10

The Karakul, also known as the Qaraqul, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in Central Asia and is thought to have been raised in that area since 1400 BC. Because it has been raised in the desert regions of Central Asia, it is extremely hardy and can survive in arid conditions with little water by storing fat in its tail. This breed is raised in the deserts of Namibia and was introduced into that area by German scientists during the early twentieth century. The Karakul often...

Icelandic Sheep
2014-10-14 09:58:59

The Icelandic sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that descended from a stock of sheep brought to the area by the Vikings. This breed has been raised in a harsh environment for thousands of years, which has made it hardy in its cold environment, and it was once used for producing milk that could be used for making butter, cheese, and yogurt, but this required lambs to be weaned at an early age so milking is no longer practiced. The Icelandic sheep is medium in size and stocky in shape, with...

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