224 episodes

What do luxury fashion in Paris and a farm near Burra have in common? Wool!

Join us as we explore wool’s global supply chain; speaking with woolgrowers, manufacturers, designers and everyone in between, about how they're working with the world's miracle fibre.

If you have feedback or a question you would like to raise as part of The Yarn podcast, please email The Yarn at theyarn@wool.com.

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What do luxury fashion in Paris and a farm near Burra have in common? Wool!

Join us as we explore wool’s global supply chain; speaking with woolgrowers, manufacturers, designers and everyone in between, about how they're working with the world's miracle fibre.

If you have feedback or a question you would like to raise as part of The Yarn podcast, please email The Yarn at theyarn@wool.com.

    State of the Art 3D knitting on farm

    State of the Art 3D knitting on farm

    Is it the only commercial knitting machine on farm anywhere in Australia? Woolgrower Sue McClure of Killmaille in western Victoria is making her dream a reality but it’s taken a lifetime of work to get there.

    • 18 min
    Ed Storey, WoolProducers Australia president: FMD, SSF and the state of wool

    Ed Storey, WoolProducers Australia president: FMD, SSF and the state of wool

    The threat of Foot and Mouth Disease entering Australia is real and highly concerning for everyone involved with all livestock industries. WoolProducers Australia plays a key role if the disease does reach Australia’s shores, hear what president Ed Storey has to say about the strong measures to keep it out, what individuals can do to protect their flocks as well as the policies and procedures if it is found. Ed also speaks about the significance of the Sheep Sustainability Framework and the overall state of our great undustry.

    • 29 min
    Wool back at Premiere Vision

    Wool back at Premiere Vision

    The key textile trade show Premiere Vision was held in Paris for the first time since the advent of the pandemic. The strong focus on sustainability, innovation and versatility has been another great opportunity for wool. Hear from the Woolmark Company’s Western Hemisphere Manager Damien Pommeret fresh from Premiere Vision.

    • 14 min
    Foot and Mouth special: your sheep and wool questions answered

    Foot and Mouth special: your sheep and wool questions answered

    Join Andrew Henderson chair of SAFEMEAT who discusses in detail how the industry is protected, what you can do to help protect the industry, what happens if the disease is found in Australia and the sheep and wool ramifications.
    In May 2018 the National Biosecurity Committee (NBC) tasked SAFEMEAT with developing a range of reform recommendations to enhance the existing national livestock traceability system.
    SAFEMEAT worked closely with its stakeholder group to deliver the report Reform Recommendations for Australia’s Livestock Traceability System, to NBC for consideration in March 2020.
    SAFEMEAT’s recommendations encompass a wide variety of reform options that seek to deliver enhanced biosecurity and traceability outcomes for livestock industries, jurisdictions and the Commonwealth government.

    • 27 min
    TEM and the wild west

    TEM and the wild west

    Hear from Thomas Elder Market analysts Matt Dalgleish and Andrew Whitelaw about the drivers of the wool market at the 2022 WAFarmers conference at MURESK and hear from WAF president and woolgrower John Hassel about why the future looks bright for the natural fibre.

    • 19 min
    The superfine master

    The superfine master

    Alistair Lade has been producing paddock-based superfine wool from his family’s property for many decades. It has taken dedication across many areas of the business: genetics, pasture, environment, electronic ID, plus no shortage of hard work. However, the hard work is paying off: hear from this superfine wool master.

    • 22 min

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40 Ratings

40 Ratings

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Consistent

Good quality podcast on wool. My biggest surprise is how you have managed to keep covering the sole topic of wool for so many episodes!

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