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Water systems and wool-growing


The Australian wool industry is committed to continuous improvement in water management and has invested in research to develop and extend better and more effective ways to manage water resources on wool-growing farms.


Maintaining healthy water systems


Healthy water systems are crucial to the Australian environment, sustaining many different plant and animal communities, agricultural enterprises and rural communities.

The Woolmark Company provides valuable resources and supports industry initiatives dedicated to effective water management practices on wool-growing properties.

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Farm management practices that support water systems


Management practices undertaken by Australian woolgrowers that effectively protect and regenerate waterways and riparian areas include:


The benefits of restoring the health of waterways are numerous and include reduced erosion, increased water quality, ground cover, improved creek bank stability, weed management, increased biodiversity, effective shelter for livestock and reduced salinity.

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Wool is 100% biodegradable

When wool is disposed of, it will naturally decompose in soil in a matter of months or years, slowly releasing valuable nutrients back into the earth.
14 août 2018
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La laine est naturellement respirante

14 août 2018
Les fibres de laine sont naturellement respirables. Elles sont capables d’absorber l’humidité en grande quantité et de la laisser s’évaporer, améliorant ainsi le confort des vêtements en laine et les rendant plus confortables.
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Wool is not an allergen

Science shows wool is not an allergen, with superfine Merino wool textiles and clothes not causing any itch and may benefit eczema management.
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Wool is naturally odour resistant

Wool garments and textiles are naturally odour resistant due to the fibre’s unique properties and chemical structure.