The Land, 9 September 2015. Vietnam eyes Australian yarn, by Catherine Miller.

An edited extract of the original article appears below.

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation is a step closer to its ultimate goal of selling greasy wool to Vietnam’s fledgling wool manufacturing industry…

AWI general manager of product development and commercialisation Jimmy Jackson said the aim was to create new business opportunities in different geographical areas, and reduce Australia’s heavy reliance on China…

AWI has so far partnered with 91 manufacturers, mainly knitters, teaching them to produce quality clothing from Australian wool.

Of them, 43 are technically competent, making products from Australian wool and sending most of them into Japan and Korea…

“We are going to launch small ranges with them in different colours, around 20 common colours at first so they can supply the local spinning industry,” Mr Jackson said…

 

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