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Wool Lifestyle

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Our New Zealand wool has impeccable attributes. The integrity of the fibre is outstanding with a lot of effort being poured into its credentials as a truly sustainable material. None of this matters if we forget to mention how wonderful it is to experience life with wool in your habitat. Our wool is life enhancing.…
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What really matters is that wool feels lovely.
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Second Life SolidWool

Second Life SolidWool | Wool Blog | Scoop.it
SolidWool are a brilliant young company making beautiful items from Herdwick wool.   Hannah and Justin Floyd do an amazing job of designing, manufacturing and marketing their products made in England from British Wool.  Recently we have been working with SolidWool to help find a second life for wool carpets... Full story below. The SolidWool story is…
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400,000 tonnes of carpet to landfill is a fail.  Lets fix that!

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WOOL | THE NATURAL CHOICE

WOOL | THE NATURAL CHOICE | Wool Blog | Scoop.it
Wool creates the ideal habitat for homes and offices. There are so many reasons why New Zealand wool is the perfect material for humans to live with.  Here are a few of the top reasons why wool off...
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Why we all need sheep in our lives

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Working with nature.

Working with nature. | Wool Blog | Scoop.it
Some very famous brands have been talking to us recently about ethics. Concerns have been raised about the wool fibre grown for their products. Animal activist groups, and lets be fair, who don’t r...
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The Dark Age of Carpet Design

The Dark Age of Carpet Design | Wool Blog | Scoop.it
"The challenge for carpet designers is to think about the user experience, and the full life cycle of the products they bring to life. Carrying on with poor information is lazy design."
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The Renewable Colour Challenge for 7 Billion People.

The Renewable Colour Challenge for 7 Billion People. | Wool Blog | Scoop.it
The challenge in 1856 was to create colour for the masses, which Perkins accidentally solved while trying to make a vaccine. The challenge now is to create a circular economy and create textiles ...
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All That is Gold Does Not Glitter

All That is Gold Does Not Glitter | Wool Blog | Scoop.it
Aulana is about creating an heirloom. Its products won’t be gold in colour, but gold is in there creating the hues that are visible. And because it is gold particles it is permanent, so, like cathe...
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Kiwi scientists at NobeBond create colour without the use of dyes, they use common old 24 carrot gold instead.

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Homify

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I have just recently discovered homify, an on-line image gallery which is free to browse and free to upload interiors images to, providing the quality is good. "Andrew" called our office to say he ...
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I used to be a...

I used to be a... | Wool Blog | Scoop.it
This pencil used to be a CD case. The pencil is a brilliant piece of marketing. It allows the Royal Society of Arts (from whom I stole it) to gently remind its visitors about the need to be respons...
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The Midas Rug

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"All that is gold does not glitter"  Being hand woven right now is the ‘Aulana Midas Rug’ created with Aulana technology. All the colours are created using Noble Bond's remarkable invention that ca...
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Measuring Goodness

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We (Industry & Brands) have a habit of measuring goodness by highlighting the bad things we stopped doing.  We think we are sustainable as we are polluting less, wasting less energy, using fair...
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The Case for Sustainability.

The Case for Sustainability. | Wool Blog | Scoop.it
The business case for sustainability has been won, but somebody forgot to tell the generals and the troops. Sustainability is not just about being green,  it is the difference between success and f...
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The future is here,  tell your boss, your customer already knows.

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Einstein and Spherical Sheep in a Vacuum

Einstein and Spherical Sheep in a Vacuum | Wool Blog | Scoop.it
Today is Albert Einstein’s birthday, and weirdly there is no Goggle Doodle celebrating the great man? With no Einstein we would not understand the curvature of space and time, we would not know how...
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Just a Drop

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Wool makes beautiful fabrics. In fact really good wool, with smart design can create stunningly attractive materials that perform brilliantly, as evidenced by Synergy, Camira Fabrics latest range of upholstery fabric. The Synergy range is made up of 75 shades, each constructed with a high content of pure New Zealand wool. Some in combinations of…
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Supporting the Just a Drop water charity with wool...

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Forensic Integrity

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It is the start of 2016 so I predict ever increasing scrutiny of supply chains to ensure that social and environmental values are not compromised in the supply of products and services to consumers, wherever they are and wherever stuff originates. Starting with the luxury brands, as always, there is a growing demand for complete…
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How to Buy New Carpet | WOOLBLOG

How to Buy New Carpet | WOOLBLOG | Wool Blog | Scoop.it
Talk to the right professional. We, the people at Wools of New Zealand get a lot of phone calls from home owners wanting to know how to clean their carpet, which type of carpet is best, what products we can suggest etc. I suspect people are looking to buy from an internet site, to get…
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The Perils of Fast Fashion in Interiors

The Perils of Fast Fashion in Interiors | Wool Blog | Scoop.it
Interior fashion cycles are getting faster with the gap between the catwalk and interiors stores getting shorter all the time.  Associating interiors brands with celebrity and high fashion can be g...
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A Brief History of Sheep

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A Brief History of Sheep (in New Zealand). Sheep still out number people in New Zealand, but not quite so dramatically as they once did. The total sheep population is now estimated at 29 million, w...
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Resilient Wool

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One of the key principles of the Circular Economy is to build resilience. If we build things that last longer then we delay cucking things away, and use less precious energy making and distributing...
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wool helping the circular economy..

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Make Sustainability Sexy.

Make Sustainability Sexy. | Wool Blog | Scoop.it
How do we make sustainability sexy? That does not mean how do we sexualise green issues. What I mean to ask is.. “How to we market sustainability to the Me generation?” How do we draw in a generati...
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Marketing to generation Me..

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Talking Wool CPD

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This month Wools of New Zealand ran its very first Continued Professional Development (CPD) seminar for members of the Society of British International Design (SBID) in London. For interior designe...
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Designing Smarter Textiles

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Recently I was asked about the integration of electronics into carpets and textiles and what my ideas where to bring this inevitable merger together. That got me thinking… Is it inevitable? "Should...
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Future Materials.

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Remember Crumbwool? Crumbwool is a carpet underlay which is the result of a partnership between Wools of New Zealand and Anglo Recycling.   It's made from 100% recycled content,  Wool carpet off-cu...
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8 Benefits of Wool Carpets | Birch Carpets Blog

8 Benefits of Wool Carpets | Birch Carpets Blog | Wool Blog | Scoop.it

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Birch Carpets's curator insight, January 10, 2014 6:51 AM

Wool carpets have had a reputation for quality and durability for hundreds of years. Wool as a fibre can withstand pressure, has a beautiful appearance and excellent appearance retention properties.