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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 understanding the passionate wool consumer and what it takes to turn first-time wool customers into raving fans.

About Dave Maslen

Dave Maslen is the Global Partnerships Manager at the New Zealand Merino Company. This involves taking primary responsibility for NZM’s key international relationships with its retail brand partners and supply chain partners. He is responsible for NZM’s marketing activities, maintenance and growth of existing business, development of new business, supply chain and contract management, strategic growth initiatives, research and development, and sustainability, traceability and ethical production. Dave has a background in environmental science and sustainable land management, and is engaged globally with a broad range of agencies focused on sustainability.

Connect with Dave Maslen here

The New Zealand Merino Company website

The ZQ Merino accreditation programme

NZM on Facebook and Twitter

ZQ Merino on Facebook

ZQ Merino Fibre Factsheet

 

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[spp-timestamp time=”01:49″] About Dave Maslen and New Zealand Merino
[spp-timestamp time=”04:57″] The customers of New Zealand Merino
[spp-timestamp time=”06:07″] Income Streams at New Zealand Merino
[spp-timestamp time=”06:44″] The benefits of working with New Zealand Merino
[spp-timestamp time=”10:35″] About the ZQ Merino Program
[spp-timestamp time=”13:36″] New Zealand Merino’s research on sustainability
[spp-timestamp time=”21:08″] How long does it take for wool to biodegrade
[spp-timestamp time=”23:42″] Biodiversity research with sheep
[spp-timestamp time=”27:25″] Wool LCA
[spp-timestamp time=”30:01″] The passion about wool by consumers
[spp-timestamp time=”32:25″] New Zealand Merino’s collaboration with Stanford University
[spp-timestamp time=”36:53″] Dave Maslen’s most favourite experience in the wool industry

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

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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 understanding the passionate wool consumer and what it takes to turn first-time wool customers into raving fans.

About Dave Maslen

Dave Maslen is the Global Partnerships Manager at the New Zealand Merino Company. This involves taking primary responsibility for NZM’s key international relationships with its retail brand partners and supply chain partners. He is responsible for NZM’s marketing activities, maintenance and growth of existing business, development of new business, supply chain and contract management, strategic growth initiatives, research and development, and sustainability, traceability and ethical production. Dave has a background in environmental science and sustainable land management, and is engaged globally with a broad range of agencies focused on sustainability.

Connect with Dave Maslen here

The New Zealand Merino Company website

The ZQ Merino accreditation programme

NZM on Facebook and Twitter

ZQ Merino on Facebook

ZQ Merino Fibre Factsheet

 

Key Time Stamps

[spp-timestamp time=”01:29″] About Dave Maslen and New Zealand Merino
[spp-timestamp time=”04:37″] The customers of New Zealand Merino
[spp-timestamp time=”05:47″] Income Streams at New Zealand Merino
[spp-timestamp time=”06:24″] The benefits of working with New Zealand Merino
[spp-timestamp time=”10:15″] About the ZQ Merino Program
[spp-timestamp time=”13:16″] New Zealand Merino’s research on sustainability
[spp-timestamp time=”20:48″] How long does it take for wool to biodegrade
[spp-timestamp time=”23:22″] Biodiversity research with sheep
[spp-timestamp time=”27:05″] Wool LCA
[spp-timestamp time=”29:41″] The passion about wool by consumers
[spp-timestamp time=”32:05″] New Zealand Merino’s collaboration with Stanford University
[spp-timestamp time=”36:33″] Dave Maslen’s most favourite experience in the wool industry
Wool Academy Podcast Philippa Wright of Wright Wool

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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 social media platforms such as Facebook to connect with the younger generations of farmers as well as a wider international audience.

About Philippa Wright

Philippa Wright is the Founder and Managing Director of Wright Wool.  Philippa founded Wright Wool 15 years ago, becoming New Zealand’s first and only female owner/operator Wool Broker.Philippa was introduced to the wool industry through her father Bryan, who was a Private Wool Buyer and Fine Wool Classer in the South Island. Her father of 86 years now assists Philippa with wool sale preparation and the auctions. Her life partner Dean Freeman, who is an independent Stock Agent, is the auctioneer for Country Auctions.

Wright Wool is a privately owned Woolbroker with two subsidiary companies, Country Auctions Ltd and Dag Processors Ltd. The head office and wool store business is in Waipukurau, Central Hawkes Baysubsidiarywe service all of the Hawkes Bay and wider areas. Wright Wool employs 9 experienced, highly qualified staff.

Philippa is an executive member of the NZ Woolbrokers Association, she is an active member of the National Council of NZ Wool Interests and sits on several working groups of the International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO).

Philippa was one of the original flag bearers for the Campaign For Wool, an initiative started by HRH Prince of Wales, aimed at rejuvenating the global industry. She is now a Trustee of CFW NZ and was the first chair of the Trust.  Philippa represents NZ on the executive of Global CFW.

Wright Wool has recently developed a Quality Assurance Programme (WWQAP) to ensure best practice is adhered to from farm to yarn and to demonstrate the importance of delivering wool sustainability.

Connect with Philippa here

Link to the Wright Wool website
Link to the Wright Wool Facebook page

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[spp-timestamp time=”01:39″] About Philippa Wright
[spp-timestamp time=”02:43″] The service Wright Wool is offering to the supply chain
[spp-timestamp time=”07:20″] A typical day of Philippa
[spp-timestamp time=”09:39″] How did Philippa get into the wool industry
[spp-timestamp time=”11:16″] How did Philippa start her own business
[spp-timestamp time=”12:58″] Challenges of starting her own wool business
[spp-timestamp time=”14:55″] Women in the wool industry – encouraging young people to the wool industry
[spp-timestamp time=”17:10″] How Wright Wool is using Facebook
[spp-timestamp time=”23:30″] Quality Assurance Program
This is the Father Christmas figure Philippa mentioned in the episode. He does have a really nice New Zealand merino wool beard!
Father Christmas with wool beard by Alison Aquisitions Ltd
Source: Alison’s Aquisitions Ltd (www.alisonsacquisitions.com)