Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / WPA President to address mulesing concerns with leading retailers
WPA President to address mulesing concerns with leading retailers
18
Feb '08
President of peak national woolgrower body WoolProducers Australia, Don Hamblin, yesterday left for Sweden as part of a delegation to meet with leading retailers to address concerns about the practice of mulesing.

The delegation's itinerary will include a meeting with executives from Swedish retailer giant H&M to discuss recent media reports about its position on purchasing Australian merino wool.

Also included as part of the delegation is Mr David Hucker, Immediate Past President of the Sheep Veterinarians Association, which is a special interest group within the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA).

“Australian woolgrowers are very much looking forward to meeting with H&M to hear their views first hand, particularly so that we can reaffirm the industry's position in regards to finding alternatives to the mulesing practice,” said WPA Treasurer Geoff Fisken.

“The Australian wool industry remains committed to phasing out the mulesing procedure and we are on track to have alternatives delivered by 2010.”

“We are taking this renewed media interest in mulesing and the comments of H&M very seriously, however, I would urge caution when relying on the claims of a group such as People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) about what this or any other retailer of wool might or might not be thinking.”

“PETA has a long record of misrepresenting the views of our customers for their own purposes, and their current claim that theindustry has reneged on its commitment to end mulesing is likewise unjustifiable and simply untrue.”

“We are just under 3 years from the 2010 deadline and with a number of different alternatives being researched it is ridiculous to claim that industry is backing away from its commitment.”

“Australian woolgrowers have invested millions of dollars of their own levy funds through Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) in developing alternatives and we will be seeing this through to its conclusion.”

WoolProducers Australia Ltd


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 26th Jul 2017

Textile Corp of America to create 1000 jobs in Tennessee

Textile Corporation of America Inc, a leading textile manufacturer,...

Courtesy: IVL

Textiles | On 26th Jul 2017

IVL completes PTA capacity expansion in Europe

Indorama Ventures Public Company Ltd (IVL), a global chemical...

Textiles | On 26th Jul 2017

Vietnam’s textile & garment exports cross $13bn in H1

Vietnam earned $13.... billion from textile and garment exports in...

Interviews View All

Rahul Bhadani
Looksgud

Navigating through catalogues is a bit hasslesome

Pinkesh Jain
Everflow Petrofils Ltd

‘An innovative technology which India needs desperately is the...

Manfred Mentges
Sedo Treepoint GmbH

We see a higher demand in colour management systems, as customers see big...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

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

July 2017

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

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X