Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / 'Cooperation key to wool industry future'- BWMB conference
'Cooperation key to wool industry future'- BWMB conference
20
Nov '14
The key to the future of the wool sector, is a combined approach across the wool supply chain, beginning from farmers to traders to manufacturers, delegates at British Wool Marketing Board’s (BWMB) conference were told last week.

“Coordinated work across the supply chain was central to ensure consumers understood the value of wool and the role it can play in the textile industry in future,” Peter Ackroyd, president of International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO) told delegates.

Ackroyd said collaboration between a number of wool producing countries had been the key to developing IWTO’s environmental credential work for wool.

“The BWMB was particularly supportive of this work, which was a joint effort between all the grower countries in response to leading retailers who prioritise corporate social responsibility, questioning the matter of sustainability of wool,” he added.

Since its launch in January of 2010, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Norway have joined ‘Campaign for Wool’ as key funders. The campaign is now a major seasonal event in 19 countries with further ambitions to spread wools environmental message into China.”

Mr Ackroyd urged growers to continue their support for both these essential wool activities which were yielding strong support from both retailers and consumers worldwide.

Following the same theme, BWMB chairman, Malcolm Corbett told delegates that it was the collaborative nature of marketing wool through BWMB, which had helped increase producer returns in the last decade.

“Growing demand for wool, partly as a result of the strong messaging from the Campaign for Wool, and also due to a rise in price of competing textiles, has helped improve prices,” he added.

“However, it is the strength in unity offered by selling through BWMB which is really helping deliver price improvements. BWMB’s ability to offer large volumes of quality, graded wool coupled with its competitive auction system has been the key to driving up UK wool prices,” Corbett explained.

Corbett asked delegates to continue reminding producers across the country of the work done on their behalf by BWMB, whether it is funding CfW, providing shearing training or grading wool, prior to sale. (AR)

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Moments of EPA signing in Tokyo. Courtesy: Twitter handle of Jean-Claude Juncker

Textiles | On 18th Jul 2018

EU and Japan sign Economic Partnership Agreement

European Union and Japan have signed an Economic Partnership...

Courtesy: Tego

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jul 2018

Tego plans to expand product range in 2018-19

Tego, a company that creates premium athletic gear for modern...

Courtesy: rawpixel.com from Pexels

Textiles | On 18th Jul 2018

Hike in import duty on textile-apparel by India beneficial

The Indian Government’s decision to raise import duty on textile and...

Interviews View All

Headhonchos
Indian fashion industry

Organic the first choice of any environment-conscious person

Veronique Lee
Modavanti

‘Sustainable fashion is trending upwards, slowly but surely, as people...

Prabu Mohanram
Balavigna Weaving Mills Pvt Ltd

The biggest challenge that the weaving industry faces is high price

Apurva Kothari

No Nasties was the first fashion brand in India to make 100 per cent...

Rajat Jaipuria

Activewear brand Soul Space promotes organic cotton farming and...

Manuele Baggini

Comec Italia Srl is a world leader in the production of printing machines. ...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Samar Firdos
Arvind Ltd

<b>Samar Firdos</b>, Chief Manager (Design) at Lifestyle Apparel Denim...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


July 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search