Wool Academy Podcast

Ari Kuchar Video Producer for Wool Academy Podcast 24

#024: Ari Kuchar on telling wool stories through video

In this episode, Video Producer Ari Kuchar shares his knowledge about telling stories through video. Ari talks about why video is the number one form of communications going forward and how wool industry businesses can benefit from video.…
Interview with Goetz Giebel for Wool Academy Podcast Number 23

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

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…
Terry Townsend Cotton Analytics interview at the Wool Academy Podcast with Elisabeth van Delden

#022: Terry Townsend rectifies fake facts about growing natural fibres

In this episode, cotton expert Dr Terry Townsend talks about the natural fibres industries in general. Terry gives brief introductions about cotton as well as other natural fibres. He points out why it is so important for natural fibres…
Philip Attard at Wool Academy Podcast episode 21

#021: Philip Attard About Creating the Gostwyck Merino Brand

In this episode wool grower and entrepreneur Philip Attard talks about the business he and his wife Alison created based out of their farm Gostwyck in Australia. Philip explains the different strategies he applied to create the Gostwyck…
Wool Academy Podcast Episode 20 Dalena White from IWTO

#020: Dalena White introduces the work of IWTO

In this episode, Dalena White, Secretary General of the International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO) introduces the services that the IWTO offers towards the wool industry. Dalena lays out the strategic focus areas the industry body is…
Wool Academy Podcast Guest 019 Kjersti Kviseth from 2025 Design

#019: Lifecycler Kjersti Kviseth about the circular economy for textiles

In this episode, Life Cycle Design expert Kjersti Kviseth, talks about the importance of designing products with the 2nd and 3rd life of the product in mind. This is important in order to save resources and protect the environment. She explains…
Geoff Kingwill Wool Academy Podcast episode 018

#018: Geoff Kingwill About Wool Growing in the Semi-desert

South African Wool Grower Geoff Kingwill, shares insights into what it is like to run sheep in the semi-desert of the Karoo. He explains how holistic management of sheep and land helps reverse desertification. Geoff also explains what…
Angus Ireland Wool Academy Podcast 017

#017: Angus Ireland about the latest wool research

Research insights on how wool helps improve eczema In this episode, Angus Ireland from the Woolmark Company,  speaks about the latest research happening in the area of health and wellness as well as wool's environmental credentials. Angus…
Chris Wilcox Wool Economics 101 Wool Academy Podcast

#016: Chris Wilcox explains the dynamics of the wool market

All you need to understand how the wool market works In this episode, Chris Wilcox who is the world's leading analyst and commentator on the global wool industry, explains the different elements of the wool market. These include an overview…
Dr Beverley Henry Wool Academy Podcast 015

#015: Dr Beverley Henry explains wool's Life Cycle Assessment

Insights from the expert on wool's Life Cycle Assessment In this episode, Dr. Beverley Henry talks about why the opinions about the sustainability for fibres varies so much and how we can find common grounds through the method of Life Cycle…
Monica Ebert Interview Wool Academy Podcast 014

#014: Monica Ebert on how to advance your career through the IWTO Young Professionals program

In this episode, Monica Ebert shares insights about her experience with the IWTO Young Professionals program and how it has helped her career including finding her current job role as Market Developer Manager at NZ Merino. As a young wool…
Malcolm Campbell Wool Academy Podcast #013

#013: Malcolm Campbell about how textile education is crucial for the future of the wool industry

In this episode Weaver, Entrepreneur and Author Malcolm Campbell talks about his book series project called Malcolm the Weaver. Through his books Malcolm educates 4 to 8 year old children about the art of colour and the craft of textiles.…
Galina Witting Co-founder of Baabuk

#012: Galina Witting about wool shoe startup Baabuk

In this episode, Galina Witting, co-founder of Baabuk, talks about how she and her husband came up with the idea for their wool shoe label Baabuk. Galina shares the key challenges and learnings she had at Baabuk and how she manages the different…
Wool Academy Podcast 011 with Roy Kettlewell

#011: Roy Kettlewell explains how finishing processes bring out the best in wool

In this episode, wool specialist Roy Kettlewell explains the different wool finishing processes, relevant wool product tests and shares his insights about why wool succeeds in the sports, casual and baby wear markets. About Roy Kettlewell Roy…
Rob Langtry on social media for the wool industry

#010: Rob Langtry on social media for the wool industry

In this episode Marketing and Communications strategist, Rob Langtry, gives recommendations on how to approach social media as a business within the wool supply chain. Rob also gives advice on how to find the resources to do marketing and…
Rob Langtry Interview Wool Academy Podcast

#009: Rob Langtry on strategic communications

In this episode Marketing and Communications strategist, Rob Langtry, explains how today's communication environment has changed dramatically and how wool industry businesses along the whole supply chain can successfully communicate the…
Chris Tattersall from The Wool Room

#008: Chris Tattersall about selling a better night's sleep with wool

In this episode, Managing Director of the Wool Room, Chris Tattersall talks about selling wool by delivering a better night's sleep. Chris gives insights on the importance of the trend on health and wellbeing among consumers and how to…
Wool Academy Podcast with Jo Dawson

#007: Jo Dawson on restructuring his wool family business for the future

In this episode, CEO Jo Dawson of H. Dawson shares his vision for his own family business as well as the wool industry. Jo talks about the potential wool has in the health and wellbeing sector and how he restructured his own business to…
Andy Caughey

#006: Andy Caughey about how his Armadillo Merino shirts went to space

In this episode, Andy Caughey, Managing Director of Armadillo Merino, talks about how he founded the business, what key challenges he had to overcome and how he managed to get his Armadillo Merino t-shirts into space. Andy Caughey explains…
Mac Bishop Founder of Wool and Prince

#005: Mac Bishop shares his insights about starting Wool & Prince

In this episode we talk to Mac Bishop, founder and CEO of Wool & Prince delivering durable long lasting apparel out of wool. Mac shares his experience on launching his business with the support of a Kickstarter campaign and how his famous…
Peter Ackroyd at the Wool Academy Podcast

#004: Peter Ackroyd on how buying wool products is an investment with a return on capital

In this episode, we talk to Peter Ackroyd who is the COO of the Campaign for Wool and the President of the International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO). Peter shares insights about the start of the Campaign for Wool together with HRH The…
Tone Skardal Tobiasson

#003: Tone Skardal Tobiasson talks about wool's opportunities in the quest against fast fashion

Design Destined for Trash vs. Wonderful to Wear - Journalist Tone Skardal Tobiasson is demystifying fast fashion and highlights the opportunities designers have when talking about the fibres they use such as wool. About Tone Skardal Tobiasson Tone…
Lesley Prior

#002: UK wool grower Lesley Prior talks about the success she achieved through engagement along the supply chain

UK based wool grower Lesley Prior of the sheep property Bowmont near Devon gives insights on how she created a successful wool operation with different sources of income streams through engagement along the supply chain. About Lesley…
Rikki Beier from Ikki

#001: Rikki Beier talks about her wool baby wear start up Ikki Small But Brave

Founder Rikki Beier launched her start up Ikki Small But Brave in 2014 bringing soft merino wool baby wear to the Chinese market. In this episodes she shares insights what it is like to be a start up in China. About Rikki Beier Ricci…