General News

Fox & Lillie Rural expands their operations, opens new store in Tamworth

Fox & Lillie Rural have recently expanded their operations and opened new wool store in Tamworth. The new store will be managed by David Hallam, who has recently joined the company to support the expansion. Fox & Lillie Rural are a family owned Australian company, embedded in wool for over 70 years and pride themselves...
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Blue Illusion showcases their traceable fibre story

French inspired Australian brand Blue Illusion are the latest clothing label to jump on board to tell their traceable fibre story, tracking their woollen garments back to the farms where they were grown for their Traceable Wool Journey. And as clothing brands around the nation dig deeper into their supply chains to learn exactly where their fibres are...
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Unlocking traceability in the wool supply chain

Unlocking traceability in the supply chain isn’t always easy with the various processes and many hands that wool is passed between, from on-farm wool production right through to the final garment being created. Each raw material process is complicated and specialised to say the least. But this challenge is opportunity for Fox & Lillie and...
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Knitwear – the eighth wonder of the world

The first week of wool sales performed admirably to begin the new calendar year and as far as we are concerned, the eighth wonder of the world is wool knitwear. The pressure on micron continued this week as it has over the previous months. We have discussed numerous times in the past few years how...
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Week 29 Wool Market Review

AWIS WOOL MARKET REVIEW Week Ending 15 January 2021 (Week 29) The AWEX EMI finished 15¢ higher (+1.3%) in Australian currency and 33¢ higher (+3.8%) in US currency when sales resumed after the Christmas break in Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle in Week 29. 52,290 bales were on offer nationally, compared with 44,835 bales last sale....
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Rumours of wool import restrictions but demand remains strong

There has been some recent speculation that wool may be included in the rumoured list of commodity import suspensions by China. Fox & Lillie export has constant communication with its agents and customers in China, who have informed us that, so far, there is no concrete evidence to suggest there have been problems – or...
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Chinese Holidays Driving Demand For Wool in October

The wool market saw a tremendous run-up last week and the pressure increased as each hour drew closer to start of the wool auctions. Looking back at the period leading up the sale tells quite a story. On Thursday 8th October after the previous sale week, the price levels from China were sitting at levels...
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