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ODT: New dyeing process makes wool ‘sexy’

John Kerr posted in on March 29th, 2011.

Textiles scientist Stewart Collie talks to the Otago Daily Times about the money-spinning potential of a new wool dyeing process  developed by his team at Agresearch. An excerpt: (read the full article here) State science company AgResearch says it will commercialise a wool dyeing process which allows vibrant colouring of wool fabrics and could potentially […]

Dom Post/Stuff: Kiwi textile scientists break new ground

Peter Griffin posted in on September 20th, 2010.

Carolyn Enting writes for the Dominion Post about a new, reversible, two-colour wool fabric to be presented at this week’s New Zealand Fashion Week. Developed by AgResearch, the wool’s colours are produced in a single dyeing, and the CRI is looking for business partners to help it commercialise this, and other high-tech textiles. An excerpt: […]

3 News: Fighting fit fabric

Peter Griffin posted in on July 13th, 2010.

AgResearch scientists have developed a new fabric which enables the martial artists wearing it to fight for longer. The fabric, made of a special woollen weave, is more lightweight, stronger, more comfortable, and allows better freedom of movement than the tightly-woven cotton generally used. An excerpt: (read in full here) “The wool fabric was developed […]

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NZ Herald: Wool researchers spin a good yarn

Peter Griffin posted in on November 9th, 2009.

Heather McCracken of the New Herald discusses the progress made by New Zealand researchers into finding the perfect pyjama textile. The fabric, made of wool, doesn’t shrink, need drycleaning, or, pivotally, itch. It’s the culmination of 25 years’ research into why wool makes people itchy, and pyjamas featuring it might be available next year, although […]

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