The European Wool Exchange Foundation (EWE) is holding a initial European Wool Day this Friday (April 9) virtually.
The aim of a eventuality is to applaud wool, providing an event during European turn for networking and training from other countries. On a day, Irish Fibre Crafters in Ardrahan, Co. Galway, will be contributing among many others.
“More than 100 million sheep now graze in Europe, reared together with their small lambs to furnish cheese divert and beef for homes and restaurants,” a EWE said.
“However, any of them naturally produces about 1.5kg of nap per year and in a spring, it contingency be shorn for animal gratification so as not to humour from a summer heat.
“Over a final 50 years, a European nap zone has been decimated. It´s time to re-create a local, volatile weave economy by shopping European nap instead of regulating inexpensive fake fibres.
“The conditions is really vicious in some tools of Europe where for several reasons it is economically unfit for a tender nap to find a buyer, therefore a enticement is to desert a nap in a field, or in some impassioned cases, to destroy it.
“It is suspicion that about 10% of Europe’s nap shave ends a life during this point, rather than being remade by European designers and factories into natural, renewable and tolerable products.”
‘Wool is no rubbish during all’
The EWE pronounced that many times, on an institutional level, European nap is “defined as waste”.
“Wool is no rubbish during all since a use of nap is multi-various and it is probable to find a use for any kind of wool,” a EWE said.
“Even nap not suitable for serve estimate can be used as fleeces to correct paths and hiking trails, or it can be processed as fertiliser.
“In annoy of all these advantages of a consumer shopping nap and being means to minister to a wellbeing of us all, there are many problems to be overcome.”
EWE is aiming to emanate a improved coordination of a opposite associations and groups in Europe that are meddlesome in a round economy of wool. The events of a day will be livestreamed around Facebook.