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Useful Links

United Kingdom Environment Agency

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency

Environmental Permits and exemptions, public registers, data, maps, reporting of incidents and waste advice.

International Wool Textile Organisation

www.iwto.org

The wool industry’s world Trade Association – a source of useful information about wool and the wool industry as well as listing various wool related events and publications.

Euratex

www.euratex.eu

Recognised official body for the textile and clothing industry at European and International levels. Active in areas such as Trade, Environment, Education, Training, Standards, R&D and Innovation.

British Wool Marketing Board

www.britishwool.org.uk

Central marketing organisation for UK fleece wool. Source of information on wool marketing, pricing wool grading and wool promotion.

UK Fashion & Textile Association

www.ukft.org

Represents UK manufacturers retailers and designers of textiles. Runs an Environment Committee (in contact with the EA) and the UKFT Climate Change Levy scheme for textile manufacturers. A source of information on REACH legislation, ethical sourcing and organic branding.

UK Health & Safety Executive – REACH

www.hse.gov.uk/reach

Information on REACH regulation and how industry should approach compliance

DEFRA

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-envionment-food-rural-affairs

Source of information and regulation for UK and EU environment issues

WoolSafe Organisation

www.woolsafe.org

Carpet and floor covering cleaning industry service provider. Woolsaf certification for carpet cleaner products and systems especially for wool. Environmental accreditation via Cleanseal certificate and Enco certificates.

Wools of New Zealand

www.woolsnz.com

Sales and marketing of New Zealand wool. Source of information on New Zealand wool and country processors.

The Woolmark Company

www.woolmark.com

Information about wool, market intelligence trends and innovations mainly for fine apparel wools.

Australian Wool Innovation

www.wool.com

R&D and marketing for Australian wool around the world.