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Glacial Wool Fit for a Prince

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12 November 2012

Glacial Wool Fit for a Prince

To honour the Prince of Wales and recognise his role as champion and patron of the global Campaign for Wool, a unique six square metre rug bearing his coat of arms is being hand- crafted in Christchurch from New Zealand Glacial wool by leading New Zealand wool exporter New Zealand Wool Services International.

“The Prince of Wales is the most significant sheep farmer in the United Kingdom and the world’s foremost advocate for wool. He launched the international Campaign for Wool in 2010 to educate the world about the extraordinary benefits and versatility of wool in furnishings, fashion and everyday life”, said Michael Dwyer, managing director, New Zealand Wool Services International.

“The contribution His Royal Highness has made to the wool sector here and globally is enormous. Wool is fortunate to have such a dedicated and effective champion and we are pleased to have this opportunity to honour him and celebrate his work”.

Mr Dwyer said Glacial wool was the ideal material to use in crafting the rug.

“It’s the brightest, cleanest and whitest wool in the world. This makes it perfect for creating something as intricate as His Royal Highness’ coat of arms. Glacial wool’s unique receptiveness to dye means the colours in the coat of arms can be brought to life with remarkable clarity”, said Mr Dwyer.

The rug is on display at the New Zealand Shear Brilliance wool exhibition at The Cloud in Auckland, before returning to Christchurch to be completed. The Prince of Wales is visiting the exhibition today.

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