Tags Posts tagged with "Wool"

Tag: Wool

Wool market 2,6% lower

The wool market traded lower, and the Cape Wools Merino Indicator decreased by 2,6% and by 491 points to close at R184,96 for clean...

Market overview for January 2018

Frikkie Maré, agricultural economist at the University of the Free State (UFS), gives his monthly market overview of agricultural commodity markets. Lees dit in Afrikaans Maize...

Wool market 2% higher

The wool market traded higher and the Cape Wools Merino Indicator increased by 2% and by 375 points to close at a value of...

The science of sleeping with wool

Recently, a three-year study conducted at the University of Sydney showed that wool sleepwear promoted faster sleep onset than cotton sleepwear. Differences in sleep...

Wool could solve microplastic problem in oceans

Microplastic pollution has emerged as one of the most critical global challenges of our time. It is estimated that 12.2 million tonnes of plastic...

Wool market unchanged

The wool market traded at similar levels experienced before the Christmas recess and the Cape Wools Merino Indicator remained at a value of R188,08...

Wool’s counter-intuitive sustainability ratings debated

The International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO) recently discussed the unfair classification of wool by powerful organisations promoting petroleum-based fibres at its annual Wool Round...

Wool put to test during a 250-km desert race

As a researcher and scientist, dr Cobus Oosthuizen is passionate about proving advertisement claims wrong. He recently took on the wool industry to put...

In conversation with BKB’s Isak Staats

Elisabeth van Delden, founder and host of the Wool Academy Podcast,  recently spoke to Isak Staats, who is the general manager for Wool and...

Video: Why wool is the fibre of choice

Wool has been man’s best friend ever since the dark ages. We use wool for clothes, architecture and even in buildings and construction. The...