11th to 17th October 2010
We saw a tweet from one of you recently which mentioned "Wool Week" - we were
quite curious about this as it sounded interesting, so we sent out a couple of tweets and
did a little bit of research.
We didn't know much to start with (and probably still don't,
investigative journalism isn't exactly our forte), however between the sparse bits of information
and conflicting stories out there, we've grabbed a few good links and some basic facts (we hope).
What, Why and When?
According to Woolipedia,
Wool Week is part of a wider Campaign for Wool, backed and led by some impressive names including HRH
Prince Charles. The ultimate goal of the campaign as a whole is to stimulate demand for wool and to increase it's
value as a commodity.
Sheep are trimmed regularly on welfare grounds, but the low value of wool has caused some farmers to cite that they
even lose money on trading it - so by sponsoring a series of events such as Wool Week, "The Wool Project" hopes
to improve the situation.
We have seen several sets of dates for Wool Week, although the most commonly repeated are those we have quoted -
11th to 17th October 2010 (for example, see Fashion Online's article about Jaeger's participation).
What we'd like to do!
Very simple! We'd like you to leave us a comment or send us a message with anything wool-related. In particular, we are interested in:
- Wool and knitting related links for our directory
- Press Releases from those of you who have woolly news
- More information about things being organised for Wool Week
It'd be good if we could collect a solid selection of information here so that it's easier for people to find out about this and what is
going to be happening, online!
So leave us a comment, or get in touch, and we'll all look forward to wrapping up warm in October!