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Wool production..

#1 Post by John Hill » Thu May 21, 2020 9:20 pm

The next time you buy your expensive Italian woollen suite just pause for a moment to reflect on what is required to produce such perfect fibres. In NZ for example fibre contamination is a serious issue and the wearing of synthetic clothing is banned right from the earliest stages of handling the newly shorn wool..


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#2 Post by jimtherev » Thu May 21, 2020 9:58 pm

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#3 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Thu May 21, 2020 10:00 pm

jimtherev wrote:
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<grin>
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I am sure he is...
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#4 Post by Undried Plum » Thu May 21, 2020 10:02 pm

They're not much good at pronouncing vowels, but they sure can do wondrously wonderful things to and with sheep.

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#5 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Thu May 21, 2020 10:08 pm

Undried Plum wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 10:02 pm
They're not much good at pronouncing vowels, but they sure can do wondrously wonderful things to and with sheep.
Don't bring Green Wellies into this, please... :)
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#6 Post by Hydromet » Thu May 21, 2020 10:51 pm

You wouldn't want to get those nice, long, white wool fibres contaminated with short, curly dark ones though, would you.

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#7 Post by Magnus » Fri May 22, 2020 11:15 am

John Hill, do you remember all the fuss in the 80s when Australian shearers were up in arms because NZ shearers were coming in and using wider clippers?

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#8 Post by Pontius Navigator » Fri May 22, 2020 12:20 pm

John Hill wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 9:20 pm
The next time you buy your expensive Italian woollen suite just pause for a moment to reflect on what is required to produce such perfect fibres. In NZ for example fibre contamination is a serious issue and the wearing of synthetic clothing is banned right from the earliest stages of handling the newly shorn wool..


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Who buys Italian suites? We have perfectly good furniture makers in UK, Minty, Parker Knoll or Ercol.

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#9 Post by G-CPTN » Fri May 22, 2020 12:31 pm

And then there's DFS.

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#10 Post by 1DC » Fri May 22, 2020 1:12 pm

Bought some Ercol kitchen furniture cos it was a good British make, found out after delivery that not all Ercol is British made and ours came from Indonesia!

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#11 Post by Woody » Fri May 22, 2020 1:25 pm

G-CPTN wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 12:31 pm
And then there's DFS.
One of Boris’s achievements, he’s stopped the DFS sale =))
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#12 Post by ian16th » Fri May 22, 2020 1:55 pm

Parker Knoll seems to have had a volatile time lately.

We still have in everyday use, our Made in Chipping Norton suite, that we bought about 1976.

I regret giving 2 Parker Knoll recliners to our son. He sold them, rather than ship them to Australia. These were vintage 1971, and I'd rebuilt the reclining mechanism.
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#13 Post by Pontius Navigator » Fri May 22, 2020 2:14 pm

Woody wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 1:25 pm
G-CPTN wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 12:31 pm
And then there's DFS.
One of Boris’s achievements, he’s stopped the DFS sale =))
Whereas his predecessor was allegedly the only person who went in to DFS and paid full price.

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#14 Post by Hydromet » Sat May 23, 2020 12:19 am

Each year, a well known Italian mens' suit manufacturer, of the brand favoured by a former sharply dressed PM, presents, among other awards, one to the growers of the best wool. For a few years I made the boxes to contain the prize - 8 gold ingots. I forget the sizes, but considerable value in total. One family won it at least three times consecutively.

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#15 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Sat May 23, 2020 5:54 am

Is it just an agrarian co-incidence or is it true that green welly sales are always high in quality wool markets?

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I can never help myself with the silly jokes which used infuriate my better half who was involved with the wool show at the Birmingham NEC back in the day. A serious fashion and business orientated subject and one which I used to enjoy vicariously by attending the show once or twice myself.
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#16 Post by John Hill » Sat May 23, 2020 5:55 am

Magnus wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:15 am
John Hill, do you remember all the fuss in the 80s when Australian shearers were up in arms because NZ shearers were coming in and using wider clippers?
Yes it was quite a fuss!
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