Leading European carpet manufacturer Ege has joined PGG Wrightson’s Wool Integrity programme.
Based in Denmark, Ege is a global market leader in the printed carpet sector.
We recently visited Mt Arrowsmith to understand the commitment they have made to ensure the integrity behind their wool.
Many manufacturers do not have their own in-house spinning facilities, so being able to refer them to one of our spinner brand partners, opens the door for those manufacturers to have access to yarn produced in compliance with the Wool Integrity program. We are therefore delighted to have a number of leading spinners on-board as brand partners.
Pictured: Graeme Bell, Randall Aspinall and Lars Pedersen
The traceability of the wool journey is increasingly important to wool buyers, so they can in turn pass on this information to the end user. One of many examples of this is the partnership between Bloch & Behrens and Austrian based TISCA.
In what is believed to be a world first, Bloch & Behrens Wool Integrity NZ™ brand partner TISCA, launched a Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified rug at the Domotex Trade Fair held in
Germany in January 2016.
Pantex was established in Biella, Italy in 1972. Their product range is wide, with a focus on meeting the needs of the local textile industry in the Biella region, as well as customers in other parts of Italy and Europe.
Pantex sources high quality wool from a variety of origins, and in a wide range of microns, but with a strong emphasis on providing the textile industry with wool fibre which meets the modern consumers’ needs with regards to sustainable, traceability and Animal Welfare.
Pantex provides its customers with a wide range of products, from scoured wool through to combed tops, open tops, noil and more, used for knitting, weaving, blankets, furnishings and felting.
Pictured: Piercarlo Zedda, Co-Owner of Pantex and Vice-President of IWTO
Founded in 1837, Abraham Moon & Sons Ltd. is celebrating 180 years of British manufacturing heritage throughout 2017. The company is one of the last remaining vertical woollen mills in Great Britain, crafting fine luxurious woven fabrics at their unique mill in Guiseley for all manner of uses.
Abraham Moon & Sons are pleased to count Bloch & Behrens as one of their highly valued and long standing partners supplying them with premium quality, fully traceable, and ethically produced New Zealand wool thus supporting their ability to serve their discerning customers worldwide with a comprehensive range of quality woven fabrics produced within their values of integrity, tradition and heritage.
Airies Station is tucked away in South Canterbury between Kimbell and Burkes Pass. It is part of the area famously called the Mackenzie High Country in New Zealand’s South Island. The station belongs to the Wool Integrity Programme and this is marked up in the wool catalogue – so wool buyers know they are bidding on a quality line of trustworthy mid-micron Perendale wool.
Pictured: The Munro family (L to R) Grant, Alister, Lucy and Liz gathered in the wool shed for a post-harvest discussion about their wool clip with PGG Wrightson Wool Rep Ange Armstrong.