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#089 Evan Helle about his sheep to shelf brand Duckworth

Evan Helle from Durckworth on the Wool Academy Podcast

Evan Helle is a fourth generation sheep rancher and co-founder of the merino wool retail brand Duckworth. In this episode, Evan shares the story of his family, the family ranch and the decision to add more value to their wool by starting an apparel business. He shares insights into the benefits and hurdles of running…

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#088 John Roberts about the Woolmark Resource Centre

John Roberts from The Woolmark Company at the Wool Academy Podcast

John Roberts is the General Manager Eastern Hemisphere of the Woolmark Company – Australian Wool Innovation. IN his position he leads the Asian Woolmark offices as well as the Woolmark Resource Centre. In this interview, John Roberts shares insights into the Asian wool consumer and manufacturing markets. John also explains the concept and goal of…

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#087 Gerhard Schoppel about the premium wool hand knitting yarn business

Gerhard Schoppel from Schoppel Wolle at Wool Academy Podcast

Gerhard Schoppel is the owner and creative mind behind the premium hand knitting yarn Schoppel Wolle. In this episode he talks about the hand knitting business and why he decided to go premium. Gerhard also shares the journey he went through to source his wool only from Patagonia in Argentina and to have his products…

#086: Peter Morgan about the Australian Wool Export Industry

Peter Morgan Wool Academy Podcast Guest

Peter Morgan is the Executive Director of the Australian Council of Wool Exporters & Processors and of the Private Treaty Wool Merchants of Australia. In this episode, Peter gives insights into the Australian wool export industry and shares stories from his life long career and achievements for the overall good of the wool industry. About Peter Morgan…

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#085 Rita Haselwander and Rasa Staneviciene from Garlita about flat wool knitting manufacturing

Rita and Rasa from Garlita on the Wool Academy Podcast

Garlita is a flat knitting company based in Lithuania with a vast experience in knitting wool garments. Together with their father, twin sisters Rita Haselwander and Rasa Stanevičienė have lead the company to success. The plant runs 24/7 and produces 1000 flat knitted pieces per week. In this episode Rita and Rasa explain the nature of their…

#084 Lorents Tvedt about the knitwear brand Dale of Norway

Lorents Tvedt on the Wool Academy Podcast

Lorents Tvedt is the Product Development Manager at the Norwegian wool knitwear brand Dale of Norway. In this episode Lorents tells the interesting story of how Dale of Norway was founded and how the brand transformed into the famous brand it is today. Lorents furthermore explains the development of the Norwegian sweater patterns and how the brand…

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#083 Adam Dawes about the wool industry on the Falkland Islands

Adam Dawes

Adam Dawes is the Senior Agriculture Advisor for the Falkland Islands Government. In his Wool Academy Podcast interview, Adam gives an introduction to the sheep and wool industry of the Falkland Islands. He gives insights into the benefits of the islands’ wool as well as the struggles and opportunities the industry faces. About Adam Dawes…

#082 Jacob Long about re-launching American Woolen

Jacob Long from American Woolen at Wool Academy Podcast

Jacob Long is the CEO of US based worsted and woolen weaving mill American Woolen. In this interview, Jacob tells the story how he brought the once biggest weaving mill of the United States back to life. Jacob shares the challenges he faced and the opportunities he sees for the company. About Jacob Long Jacob Harrison…

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#081 Osman Kilic about the hand knitting industry

Osman Kilic Ormo Wool Academy Podcast

Osman Kilic is the Executive Board Member of hand knitting yarn manufacturer Ormo. In this episode, Osman talks about the Ormo Group and how the business of hand knitting yarn works. Osman explains further how the hand knitting industry is set up and how trends influence hand knitting as a hobby. About Osman Kilic Osman…

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#080 Giovanni and Marco Schneider about building a global wool processing business

Giovanni and Marco Schneider Wool Academy Podcast

Giovanni and Marco Schneider are the leaders behind the wool processing company The Schneider Group. In this episode, father and son talk about what it means to run a family business.   About the Schneider Group The Schneider Group is a family-run, multinational company based in the south of Switzerland close to the Italian border.…