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South Africa to host Wool Round Table in December

Wool Round Table will be held in South Africa from December 7 to 8, 2017. Organised by the International Wool Textile Organisation, it will look at how the industry can protect wool’s environmental credentials and how wool can supply solutions to retail’s responsibility needs. Experts will shed light on current reports about textile sustainability, wool’s role in protecting its environmental credentials and how the industry can manage its resources to the benefit of the entire wool pipeline.

The wool industry has been proactive in ensuring complete transparency in the growing of wool. Numerous certificates of origin are available to buyers, complete with full detail of how the wool was grown and harvested.

The need for wool education is becoming increasingly important. Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword in the industry. Care for sheep and the land they live on are a part and parcel of best practices in wool production. Throughout the cycle of lambing, shearing, and protecting from pests and predators, wool growers are encouraged to care for their flocks, preserve their precious land resource and bring about a healthy yield of new wool each year.

IWTO is the recognized global authority for standards in the wool textile industry. Since 1930, IWTO has represented the interests of the wool textile trade at a global level. Its worldwide membership encompasses the entire wool textile pipeline, from farm to retail.