Curtis Wool Direct News

The latest news from Curtis Wool Direct and the wool industry news as it happens.

A Statement on Modern Slavery


Curtis Wool Direct Holdings Ltd's primary raw material is greasy wool of which the majority is sourced from the UK, Ireland, Norway, New Zealand and Europe. A large percentage of this wool is bought at public auction or through other third parties where there is no direct contact with the wool growers themselves....

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Wool - A Journey Through Time


Wool - A Journey Through Time Video

The movie shows the evolution of the wool industry from its earliest origins through to the modern day. Wool is a Multi Talented Fibre; sustainable, environmentally friendly, naturally fire retardant and looks and feels great. In the face of competition from synthetics like Zombielopylene, Polyfester and Nyloony it is a fibre for the future from the original free range animal

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The Campaign for Wool Has Celebrated its 5th Anniversary with a Reception at Clarence House


The Campaign for Wool / The Woolmark Company

London, 12th June

This morning, The Campaign for Wool marked its 5th anniversary with a major celebration of wool at Clarence House, the London home of the campaign’s Patron His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

The Campaign for Wool is a global endeavour initiated by HRH The Prince of Wales, in order to raise awareness amongst consumers about the unique benefits of wool, the ultimate natural renewable and biodegradable fibre.

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Wool scoured to the highest environmental standards


Prince Charles with Dr Mike Madden on a visit to the Enco laboratory as part of his role as patron of the Campaign for Wool.

Enco global testing services and counsultancy is aiming to set a standard the international textile industry can follow. Sharing the same site as Howorth Scouring, the largest wool scourer in the northern hemisphere, Enco is open to any company in need of help to improve its process efficiency and enviromental sustainability. Dr Mike Madden invites Twist inside.

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Martin Curtis talks on Countryside Online


"I am a wool merchant. I make a living from buying, processing and selling wool. Some sheep farmers see wool merchants as the enemy, I hope I can dispel that impression..."

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Viking Wool Website launch


Viking Wool

A new website has been launched for the Viking Wool brand.

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SMG News Magazine Covers Countess of Wessex Visit


SMG News covers news of Countess of Wessex Visit to Haworth Souring

The Official Publication of SMG The National Flooring & Furnishing Group (SMG News Magazine) have coverage of the Countess of Wessex visit to Haworth Scouring.

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Warm welcome as home-grown wool makes comeback

David Gisbourne, MD at Haworth Scouring in Bradford takes a look at some scoured wool

David Gisbourne, MD at Haworth Scouring in Bradford takes a look at some scoured wool.  He talks to the Yorkshire Post.

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Environmental Excellence at Enco


Enco logo

The global textile industry is under mounting pressure to take responsibility for the sustainability of its supply chains, meaning an increasing need for analysis to ensure processing is as environmentally friendly as possible. There is where Enco testing services aims to set a standard the rest of the industry can follow.

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Countess of Wessex Visits Haworth Scouring


Countess of Wessex Visits Howarth Scouring

Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, visited Haworth Scouring to have a look around the plant and familiarise herself with this essential part of the British Wool Industry.

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HRH Prince Charles visits Haworth Scouring in Bradford


HRH Prince Charles visits howarth Scoring

HRH Prince Charles visited Bradford on the 11th June 2012 to support the local wool and textile industry in as patron on the Campaign for Wool.

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News Hightlights

 Statement on Modern Slavery

Statement on Modern Slavery

A statement on Modern Slavery from the board of directors Read more...

Wool - A Journey Through Time Video

Wool - A Journey Through Time

Watch the evolution of the wool industry from its earliest origins to the modern day. Watch video...

HRH Prince Charles visiting Bradford

HRH visits Bradford

HRH Price Charles visits Haworth Scouring in Bradford as part of the Campaign for Wool Read more...

Campaign for Wool logo

Campaign for Wool

Curtis wool help support the Campaign for Wool