September 24, 2004 -- Wool has had a tremendous uplift at Premiere Vision, the main European fabric show, in Paris this week, reported the Wool Record Weekly. Huge interest was shown in fine suitings and woolen jacketings, which are very much in fashion for autumn/winter 2005/06.
Peter Ackroyd, director of the British Wool Textile Export Corp., stated, "The feeling of wool is back in all its forms." It is the first big offering of stylish apparel wool this season.
The new mood was sufficient to propel fine wool prices at Newcastle this week, where Italian and Korean interests competed strongly for spinners? and best topmaking selections.
"This news may not result in a short-term turn-around for wool, but certainly bodes well for potential future wool consumption," stated Rita Kourlis Samuelson, wool marketing director for the American Sheep Industry Association.