Category Archives: Australia

Australian Wool Fashion Awards

Australia has always been an important country in terms of wool production. 
That seems set to continue with events such as the Australian Wool Fashion Awards. This prestigious annual occasion has been created specifically to exhibit luxurious merino wool products. The awards are open to both Australian designers and those from around the rest of the world.  Continue reading

Merino Sheep of Australia

Australia is one of the most dominating producers of wool in the world. They account for around 25% of the world’s wool and the country is home to approximately 71 million sheep. Specifically, Australia is known for producing one of the world’s best quality wool; Australian Merino wool. The Australian Merino sheep accounts for 75% of all the sheep in Australia. The plentiful experience of farmers in breeding the sheep, combined with the Australian climate, has led to the high quality Australian Merino wool that exists today. Continue reading

What’s Happening With Wool This Week?

An increased demand for fine wool and merino wool in Australia has helped to improve the price of these products in the past few weeks. This has occurred simultaneously as the Australian dollar has strengthened against the US dollar. Experts within the wool industry in Australia have commented enthusiastically on the increased demand for the merino variety, claiming it is a period of the strongest competition for quite some time. Continue reading