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‘It feels so gratifying’: Wool industry campaigner recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

2019-06-04T16:14:53+12:00June 4th, 2019|News Articles|

Tuesday 4 June, 2019 | Angie Skerrett

Click to video link: Philippa Wright talks about her Queen’s Birthday award, and the future of the wool industry. Credits: Video: Newshub 

A long time contributor and promoter of New Zealand wool has been recognised for her work with a Queen’s Birthday Honour.

Philippa Wright was awarded […]

Queen’s Birthday Honours for Philippa Wright

2019-06-04T16:03:30+12:00June 4th, 2019|News Articles|

NZ Herald, Tuesday, 04 June 2019

Philippa Wright has been made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the wool industry and sustainability.

She has actively promoted and campaigned for the use of wool as a sustainable resource for more than 40 years, making significant contributions to the wool industry.

She is the […]

Synthetic Vs Wool – What’s the Difference?

2019-04-24T16:49:28+12:00April 24th, 2019|CFW Videos|


What’s the Difference?

Wool has inherent natural properties that benefit the planet in so many ways. The planet is choking from waste plastic and man-made fibres that are being discarded in its oceans and the land every single day. In terms of consumer fibre choice there is still a disconnect as to what contributes to being man-made, synthetic […]

Two Jumpers – What’s the Difference?

2019-04-24T16:48:06+12:00April 24th, 2019|CFW Videos|


What’s the Difference?

Wool is biodegradable in soil or water. When wool is disposed of in soil or water, it takes a very short time to break down, whereas most synthetics and plastics are extremely slow to degrade, if at all. At the end of its useful life, wool can be returned to the soil or the marine […]

Two Carpets – What’s the Difference?

2019-04-24T16:46:21+12:00April 24th, 2019|CFW Videos|


What’s the Difference?

Carpet cleaning safety. Wool carpets have a natural resistance to spills and stains and can be cleaned easily with a natural water solution of mild detergent. Unlike polypropylene carpets which are cleaned with bleach, leaving toxic residues. Choose Safety, #ChooseWool.

The Campaign for Wool hopes that the publicity surrounding the plastic contamination of our world has […]

Two Curtains – What’s the Difference?

2019-04-24T16:43:42+12:00April 24th, 2019|CFW Videos|


What’s the Difference?

Wool is a fire safe solution. High in water and nitrogen content, wool is naturally flame-retardant. Wool does not melt, drip or to stick to the skin causing burns, and when subject to extreme heat it produces less smoke and less noxious fumes. Wool’s requires high levels of oxygen in order to burn and has […]

Choose Wisely – Check it’s Wool

2019-04-24T16:44:23+12:00April 24th, 2019|CFW Videos|


What’s the Difference?

Highlighting the Campaign for Wool’s core messaging of wool being Natural, Biodegradable and Renewable, this film is a call to action for consumers to make a difference with their fibre choice and to Choose Wisely and #Check It’s Wool.

With the emphasis on #SlowingFashion and to combat the current throw-away culture, research shows that the average […]

Vote for your favourite sheep photo

2019-04-04T10:38:31+12:00April 4th, 2019|Campaign For Wool|

CFW have gathered 100 sheep images from our supporters, wool lovers and photographers around the world, you can see the image origin if you click on each photo. Aligned to  wool’s wide versatility as a fibre we have showcased a range of stunning, cute and historic images…. And we would like you to vote for your favourite […]

Hawke’s Bay Primary Sector Awards: The late Renata Apatu honoured at dinner

2019-03-30T12:48:20+12:00March 30th, 2019|News Articles|

28 Mar, 2019 11:50pm. Hawkes Bay Today. By: Blair Voorend

The annual Hawke’s Bay Primary Sector Awards were filled with emotion as the late Renata Apatu’s life’s work was honoured.

Apatu, who died after a commercial helicopter crash at Ngamatea Station in June last year, was named as the Hastings District Council Hawke’s Bay Primary Sector Industry […]

The struggle for a good worker

2019-03-11T10:05:46+12:00March 8th, 2019|News Articles|

Written by  Peter Burke, Rural News, Friday, 08 March 2019 08:43

Biosecurity aside, most farmers will tell you the biggest challenge facing the primary sector is a shortage of good, qualified people.

Central Hawkes Bay woolbroker Philippa Wright is one of many rural employers who struggles to get staff.

In sourcing seasonal labour to help out over the busy […]

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