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#045: Willy Gallia about growing organic wool in the wilderness of Patagonia

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Willy Gallia of Fuhrmann in Argentina gives insights about why and how the company committed to growing and processing organic wool in the wilderness of Patagonia. Besides feeling that it was the right thing to do, it took a long breath before this strategic step was also reflected in the bottom line for the wool…

#041: Graham Ormondroyd about how wool improves indoor air quality

Graham Ormondroyd BioComposites Centre at Wool Academy Podcast

Graham Ormondroyd is originally a wood expert, yes wood not wool who has now also turned into a wool expert. Graham explains that wood and wool actually have a lot in common. Both are highly valued bio material that can be used to create bio composites. Within our world that is becoming more and more environmentally…

#040: Lorna Haigh tells the wool story successfully at Alternative Flooring

Lorna Haigh Alternative Flooring guest at Wool Academy Podcast

Lorna Haigh is an expert in marketing and design and brings a valuable perspective on how to market wool products and in particular wool carpets more successfully. In this episode, Lorna explains the importance of telling the story of the people growing and manufacturing wool products. The craftsmanship involved in wool is unique and worth…

#038: Francesco Botto Poala takes us behind the scenes of Reda 1865

Francesco Botto Poala is a guest the Wool Academy Podcast

Francesco Botto Poala is the Chief Operating Officer at the well known vertically integrated weaving company Reda 1865. In this episode, Francesco talks about how the company strives for continued success through quality and innovation. Francesco explains that innovation means to be always willing to change and adapt in order to survive. Traceability, animal welfare…

#037: Richard Halliday explains how a merino stud operation works

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Richard Halliday is a dedicated wool grower and merino stud breeder. In addition, Richard is the current president of WoolProducers Australia, the national voice for wool growers in Australia. In this interview, Richard talks about his operation and his passion for wool. Richard takes the time to explain various sheep terms such as hogget or…

#036: Dave Maslen about giving consumers a great wool experience

Dave Maslen from the New Zealand Merino Company as guest on the Wool Academy Podcast

Dave Maslen introduces the New Zealand Merino Company in this Wool Academy Podcast interview. Dave explains the different benefits NZM offers to its wool growers, supply chain partners and brand retailers. He also talks about the research NZM conducted to better understand the environmental impacts of wool. Dave  is also an expert when it comes to…

#035: Michael Jackson from AWTA talks about wool testing

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Michael Jackson is the Managing Director of AWTA, the Australian Wool Testing Authority. In this Wool Academy Podcast Michael explains how wool testing works. In particular he explains what wool tests are applied to each bale of wool and what the benefits are for the wool grower as well as the buyer. Michael also talks…

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#034: Louis de Beer about the South African wool industry and communal farming

Wool Academy Podcast guest Louis de Beer of Cape Wools South Africa

Louis de Beer is the CEO of Cape Wools, an industry association representing the interests of the South African wool industry. In this episode, Louis gives insights into the South African wool industry and explains what makes South African merino wool special. Louis also tells the success story of local communal farming projects in the…

#033: Philippa Wright always brings on new perspectives to be successful in wool

Wool Academy Podcast Philippa Wright of Wright Wool

Philippa Wright, Founder and Managing Director at Wright Wool, talks about running a wool broker business in New Zealand. Being one of the few women in a leading position within the industry she brings fresh perspectives and approaches to the business. Philippa talks about motivating young people to join the industry and how she uses…

#032: Jonas Sanders about his ‘merino wool only’ shop called Wollmeister Berlin

Wollmeister Berlin Jonas Sanders Wool Academy Guest

Jonas Sanders opened his merino wool only shop in May 2016 under the name Wollmeister Berlin. In his shop, Jonas is only selling a small number of merino wool fashion brands. With his long experience in retail, Jonas takes care to offer brands that not only perform well but also look stylish. In this Wool…