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Worthy wool

Australia’s oldest textile mill is weaving a little magic for women doing it tough. Launceston’s Waverley Mills was established in 1874, and now beautifully warm woollen blankets made from recycled offcuts are being donated to women’s shelters ahead of the winter chill. It’s the brilliant idea of Sydney-based charity, Two Good, who supports victims of domestic violence. The mill has long had a strong ethos of sustainability and for many years has shredded its offcuts, seconds blankets and unused fibres which are then blended with fine wool and spun into recycled yarn. This is used to make Waverley’s popular range of recycled blankets. More than a hundred years of Tasmanian manufacturing history and our famous prime wool helping women in need. Now that’s worthy of a mention!

26 May 2019, Edition 205

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