Creative innovations with wool
15 October 2015
Massey University School of Design textile students are working on a number of wool-focused projects to find new ways to add value to New Zealand wool.
One of the largest collaborations is Wool Fresh, a multi-party research and development project involving an American entrepreneur, AgResearch, and three postgraduate students. They are developing a new textile material that absorbs moisture and is anti-microbial.
Hannah Hutchinson is working to identify how best to utilise wool waste generated through the manufacturing process of sheepskin tanning, while Hannah Webster's focus is the revitalisation of a weaving mill.
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