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#104 Monica Ebert about the outdoor apparel brand Core Merino

Monica Ebert Core Merino

Monica Ebert is the International Brand Development Manager at BKB in South Africa. Part of Monica’s work portfolio is the company’s outdoor apparel brand Core Merino. In this episode, Monica talks about the opportunities and challenges of marketing a South African merino wool product. About Monica Ebert Monica Ebert is the International Brand Development Manager…

#103 Yvar Monasch about Best Wool Carpets

Yvar Monasch Best Wool Carpets

Yvar Monasch is the Managing Director at Best Wool Carpets, a company based in the Netherlands. In this interview, Yvar shares insights about the tufting carpet industry and about Best Wool Carpets. As the company’s name already conveys, Best Wool Carpets is an advocate for wool and is constantly trying to find new ways to communicate…

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#102 Luke Hooke about his one year of wool experience

Luke Hooke Year of Wool

Over the course of one year, Luke Hooke wore only wool, documenting his journey as his Year of Wool. In this podcast interview, Luke reflects on his experience during the last 12 months. About Luke Hooke Luke Hooke is the young Australian behind Year of Wool, a project promoting wool clothing and the wool industry.…

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#101 Eric Bjergso about the Canadian Wool Industry

Eric Bjergso Canadian Co-Operative Wool Growers Limited

Eric Bjergso introduces us to the Canadian sheep and wool industry. In his interview, Eric provides insights into the history of the Canadian wool industry, sheep breeds and wool qualities. He describes the challenges and opportunities Canadian wool growers are faced with and how the Co-operative is supporting its members in the same. About Eric…

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#100 Elisabeth van Delden about the Wool Academy Podcast

Elisabeth van Delden

Celebrating episode 100 of the Wool Academy Podcast it is time to hear more about the host of the show, Elisabeth van Delden. In this episode, Monica Ebert, a former guest of the show, interviews Elisabeth about the podcast. Elisabeth will take you behind the scene of the podcast. You will learn how Elisabeth came…

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#099 Rebecca Burgess about the Fibershed

Rebecca Burgess Fibershed

Rebecca Burgess introduces the Fibershed, a non-profit organization that explores and actively implements regional textile fiber and natural dye supply chains. In the interview, Rebecca explains how the idea for Fibershed developed and how it became an ever-growing self-sufficient community of wool growers, ranchers, designers, clothmakers and many more. She explains the concept of carbon…

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#098 Gudrun Rógvadóttir about the Faroe Islands wool label Gudrun and Gudrun

Gudrun and Gudrun Guest on the Wool Academy Podcast

Gudrun Rógvadóttir is the co-founder of the Faroe Island Knitwear label Gudrun and Gudrun. Together with the designer Gudrun Ludvig she started the label in 2000. Ever since the label grew to a well-known knitwear brand. In this podcast episode, Gudrun tells the story of how and why she started the label. She also introduces…

#097 James Braszell about life as a shearer and photographer

James Braszell Photography at Wool Academy Podcast

James Braszell is a full-time shearer based in Australia. James found a creative way of sharing his passion for his work and life in the shearing sheds through his photography. Every day while shearing, James captures unique moments of life in the shearing shed. In his Wool Academy Podcast interview, James shares insights into the work…

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#096: Allan De Boos about successful wool education

Allan De Boos The Woolmark Company

Allan De Boos has been working in the wool industry his whole career. As the Programme Manager responsible for the Woolmark Wool Education Course at tertiary level he shares his knowledge with the wool industry’s future designers and engineers. In this episode, he talks about the programme and explains the importance of educating students in…

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#095 Yolanda Leask and Martin Brambley about Cloudwool

Yolanda Leask and Martin Brombley Doppelhaus

Yolanda Leask and Martin Brambley are the two young entrepreneurs behind the company Doppelhaus. In this episode, the two fashion textile experts talk about their product Cloudwool. Cloudwool is a non-woven fabric made out of wool. Yolanda and Martin share how they came up for the idea of Cloudwool and what they are trying to…

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