Tim Brown always wanted to make a shoe from wool. Now that dream has been kickstarted firmly into the real world.
Biowool's Dan McLaughlin, the Kiwi inventor of the wool suitcase (no joke) has a few things to say about innovation in his home country.
WoJo, an innovative fabric born out of a collaboration between Wellington company The Formary and Starbucks, is off to an exhibition at Somerset House London this week.
Adding to the list of big name corporations applying a green lick of paint to their business ethos, Starbucks have taken a turn on the sustainability road and on the way they’ve found their WoJo, and it’s all thanks to Kiwi design company The Formary. WoJo is a new fabric made from sustainable New Zealand wool that is woven with jute fibers from Starbucks recycled coffee sacks.
Peter Radford fought to transform his rare Saxon sheep breed into a super-fine branded wool. Now he’s cornered a megamillion-dollar market with the world’s most exclusive suit makers, reports Sally Blundell