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Beyond the Bale : June 2019
Young woolgrowers from across Australia saw wool’s manufacturing process first-hand during a recent self-funded study trip organised by AWI to China and Hong Kong. Young woolgrowers from across Australia have returned from a tour of China with a new, global perspective of their industry. The self-funded trip, organised by AWI, involved 13 young woolgrowers visiting a number of China's biggest manufacturers and AWI offices in the region to gain a greater understanding of the journey Australian wool takes once exported. Close to 80% of Australia's raw wool production is exported to China each year for early-stage processing. Once predominately a manufacturing hub, China in recent years has also fast become a large consumer of luxury wool apparel. They met with key vertically integrated mills such as Sunshine and Nanshan, key processors such as Tianyu, Linglong Woollen Mill, the Wool Development Centre set up in collaboration between Nanshan and AWI, the Knitwear Development Centre setup by Xinao with AWI and the Wool Education Centre set up at Donghua University in collaboration with AWI. YOUNG WOOLGROWERS IMPRESSED BY CHINA'S WOOL INDUSTRY The group also visited AWI’s Shanghai office and Wool Resource Centre in Hong Kong. Encouraging the next generation of wool industry workforce participants is critical to the prosperity of the Australian wool industry. AWI aims to help improve the engagement of young people interested in the wool industry, thereby developing and retaining the skills the wool industry needs to be innovative in response to new challenges The young woolgrowers on the tour were: NSW Aaron Granger, Emma Northey, Cameron Picker, Emma Shippen, Ben Simmons VIC Jonno Hicks, Claire McGauchie SA Angus Ashby, Josh Cousins, John Dalla, Will Gebhardt, Tom Taheny TAS Matilda Scott The young Australian woolgrowers seeing the processing of wool top at leading textile enterprise Nanshan in China. The young Australian woolgrowers were warmly welcomed in China, such as at leading vertically integrated textile enterprise Nanshan. 18 OFF FARM