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Our primary objective is to undertake projects and events that will benefit our Members and the Wool Industry in Wales and beyond. We are building foundations for a future legacy. Please join us!
WE ALL HAD OUR OWN WOOL JOURNEYS - EXPERTS IN OUR FIELDS, MENTORS AND MAVERICKS.
WE WERE FOUNDED IN AUGUST 2022 AFTER GROUPS ALIGNED DURING THE SUMMER OF '22
WE ATTENDED SHEEP DRIVE LONDON WITH THE MESSAGE #CHOOSEWELSHWOOL
WOOL MONTH LAUNCH OF OUR WEBSITE AND MEMBERSHIP
VISITED DOWNING STREET WITH OUR MESSAGE OF "CREATING AN APPETITE FOR WELSH WOOL"
SHOWCASE OF WELSH WOOL AND ITS POTENTIAL AT THE SENEDD ORGANISED BY US AND ATTENDED BY ALL 4 PARTIES ALONGSIDE INDUSTRY BODIES
LOBBYING SUCCESS FOR THE FORMATION OF A SENEDD GROUP DEDICATED TO WELSH WOOL POLICY AND SUPPORT IN THE GOVERNMENT
In November 2022, we held our first event at the Senedd in Cardiff to present our vision and goals to Members and Ministers, including the Llwydd Rt Hon Elin Jones MS.
This was sponsored by Cefin Campbell MS, whom we thank for his ongoing support, in addition to those from all 4 parties across the Welsh Government whom attended to support the WWA.
We unveiled our vision for a circular future facing industry alongside individual projects and a showcase of some products from Welsh Wool Businesses from our open call to represent the diversity of opportunity.
In tandem Jacqui lobbied for the formation of a CPG - Cross Party Group dedicated to the Welsh Wool industry. This was announced at the event and formally created in January 2023. Chaired by Cefin Campbell MS, Our CEO Jacqui Pearce is Secretariat and the group is made up of Members, Ministers and representatives from all 4 parties in the Senedd (Welsh Government) and the group will invite specialist industry input for debate on different topics.
Jacqui Pearce - Strategic Lead
Our CEO Jacqui lobbied for a Cross Party Group dedicated to Welsh Wool within the Welsh Government, bringing wool to heart of politics in Wales. This was sponsored and supported by Members from all 4 parties in the Senedd and it will run from 2023 to 2026. Chaired by Cefin Campbell MS, Jacqui was elected Secretary and will be working alongside Members on a 3 year plan.
We have a full calendar of events for 2023, including the first ever Eisteddfod dedicated to Wool - to be held at the Senedd.
Details to follow in 2023 to members first - as our projects are revealed.
Our ethos is to give open opportunity.
Wool is an underused and misunderstood resource
We have plans for protection aligned with other organisations
We are working on some exciting initiatives to be revealed in 2023
The sustainable benefits of wool are widely known, yet it is still under valued.
Our collaborative network is working together to identify and deliver innovation and innovative initiatives to drive value back into the chain
We have a number of projects in action.
We encourage you to join us .. from Farm to Finish
We are open to grow and develop our next steps
We have a full calendar of events and opportunities which are available to members of the WWA
We link up Members with opportunities and promote their work.
The more voices we have on board the bigger the benefits we can deliver!
Founded by 2 members of the WWA with a wealth of experience in the housing and construction sectors, they are exploring innovative ways of creating wool based insulation and are specifically working to pay a premium to Welsh Wool Farmers
Launched by at the 2022 Sheep Drive, by co-founder Anna Felton. These iconic tees were seen across the media, as well as raising funds for mental health. We support this hashtag #choosewelshwool
Wool Maverick Enterprise. With farm to finish commercial projects and support driving value throughout the circular wool chain.
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