IWTO was established 90 years ago to elevate and maintain wool industry trade. Today, we see wool as the fibre of choice for this and every generation, and now more than ever it is time to be vocal about the many natural benefits of wool.
Covid-19 has thrust all things green into the spotlight. Trade in the not-so-distant future, we know, will require proof of green credentials. IWTO, through the Sustainable Practices Working Group, has been proactive in addressing this issue and much of the research is now being deployed in projects such as the EU’s Product Environmental Footprint (PEF). This project will set the rules for the scoring of environmental impacts for apparel and footwear in Europe. Read more about the project below, and the wool science behind it.
Despite the pandemic, the online events just keep on coming and October is off to a rolling start. The Schneider Group’s Wool Connect Conference runs 6-8 October, The Campaign for Wool’s Wool Week 2020 is underway and Secretary General Dalena White will be taking part in Project Baa Baa’s online conference which explores all things sheep and wool in Ireland and the EU on 30 October. Take advantage of the rich offerings without travelling a mile (or kilometre)! And stay tuned for more details about IWTO’s own Wool Round Table, taking place 30 November – 2 December, 2020.