;
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

Japanese capital pouring into textile, garments in Vietnam

Apparel/Garments | On 12th Dec 2018

Japanese capital pouring into textile, garments in Vietnam

Several Japanese companies, including Itochu and Sakai Amiori, are...

Chanel bans fur, exotic animal skins in its products

Fashion | On 12th Dec 2018

Chanel bans fur, exotic animal skins in its products

French fashion retailer Chanel recently announced it will stop using...

Apparel, footwear brands failing to tackle exploitation

Apparel/Garments | On 12th Dec 2018

Apparel, footwear brands failing to tackle exploitation

Apparel and footwear firms are failing to tackle exploitation of...

Interviews View All

Arvind Saraf, Triveni Sarees

Arvind Saraf
Triveni Sarees

e-Commerce is still evolving fast with constant flux and surprises

Md Hanifur Rahman, Aman Group

Md Hanifur Rahman
Aman Group

The level of understanding the job role and organisational requirements...

Akash Khetan, Narayan Tex Fab

Akash Khetan
Narayan Tex Fab

I find it hard to find professionals in Surat

Italtex,

Italtex

Italtex is a leading studio publishing fabric trend-books since 1959....

Himanshu Jariwala,

Himanshu Jariwala

J Korin started as a partnership firm with four powerlooms in the textiles ...

Fan Liyuan,

Fan Liyuan

Chinese company Jiangsu Yingyang Nonwoven Machinery, established in 1993,...

Mr Hartmann Huth, Trevira GmbH

Mr Hartmann Huth
Trevira GmbH

Trevira GmbH is an innovative European manufacturer of high-value branded...

Paige Mullis, Glen Raven Inc

Paige Mullis
Glen Raven Inc

Paige Mullis discusses the expansion plans of Glen Raven Inc in India, and ...

Larry L Kinn, Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

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

Hemant & Nandita, Hemant & Nandita

Hemant & Nandita
Hemant & Nandita

The designer duo of Hemant & Nandita are known for being inspired by...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao, Nayaab

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir, Walnut

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir
Walnut

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

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


December 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search