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#023: Goetz Giebel on today’s challenges of yarn production and supply chain traceability

Interview with Goetz Giebel for Wool Academy Podcast Number 23

Goetz Giebel is a wool industry supply chain expert with technical know-how in sourcing, finishing, knitting and supply chain concepts. In this episode, Goetz shares his knowledge about yarn production and explains us the difference between worsted and woollen yarn. He also explains the benefits that certain blends of wool with other fibres can have. We also discuss with Goetz about the challenges wool manufacturing companies face today and what the future developments will be for the wool supply chain in regards to traceability.

Goetz is also the President of Interwoollabs and explains the role this important wool industry body plays and why it is so important to measure wool consistently.

 

Connect with Goetz Giebel here

Fibre-to-Fashion Consultancy

Interwoollabs

Goetz Giebel on LinkedIn

 

Key Timestamps

[01:00] About Goetz Giebel
[03:33] Types of challenges Goetz helps companies with
[04:30] The 101 basics about wool yarn
[07:15] What you should ask your spinner or weaver
[08:05] What are the advantages of blending wool with other fibres?
[09:43] Current blending trends
[11:38] Supply chain traceability
[14:47] Trends in the supply chain
[15:42] About Interwoollabs
[17:01] Why it is important to measure wool in length and fineness

 

About the author, Elisabeth

Elisabeth is the founder and host of the Wool Academy Podcast. She also runs her own consulting business where she supports wool industry businesses with strategic communications and project management.
Elisabeth used to work as the Secretary General for the International Wool Textile Organisation where she developed her passion for wool and the wool industry. Her previous education and work experience equipped her also with a broad set of communications skills.

Elisabeth vision is to see the wool industry thrive which is why she supports wool industry businesses communicate successfully.

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