Wool Connect Online Conference 2020

This live event took place on 06-08 October 2020. You can watch all recordings inside the Wool Connect community.


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Topics Discussed At Wool Connect 2020

Wool's Future Context

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are setting the agenda for brands and retailers in areas of climate action, equality and the environment.

These agendas influence consumer and sourcing decisions.

The Wool Connect Conference explores what this context means for wool. 

Animal & Planet Welfare

Animal and Land Welfare are key topics within the wool industry. This session will take a more practical hands-on approach and openly debate.

International retailers share how the consumer market views animal welfare and identify clear market signals about the topic.

These insights are being linked to practical solutions that showcase how wool growers and the wool industry supply chain can meet the demand for animal & environment welfare-friendly wool.

Between Proof & Stories

Agriculture and retail relevant data technology and digitalisation are developing at the speed of light. This opens up new opportunities as well as demands in the form of transparency and traceability for the wool supply chain.

Against the backdrop of dry data, the human desire for storytelling is as strong as ever.

In this session, wool manufacturers, influencers, and brands share how their business has shifted from selling wool products to selling wool stories backed up with data.



Lindita Xhaferi-Salihu

UNFCCC - Global Climate Action

Allan Savory

President at Savory Institute

Gunter Pauli

Gunter Pauli

Founder and Director ZERI

Thomas Moe from Salewa

Thomas Moe

Senior Product Director at Salewa

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Alessandro Sartori

Creative Director at Ermenegildo Zegna Group

Fulvio Benetti

Fulvio Benetti

Head of Corporate CRM at Ermenegildo Zegna Group

Lavinia Muth Armedangels

Lavinia Muth

Corporate Responsibility at Armedangels

Morten Dilling from Dilling Underwear

Morten Dilling

CEO at Dilling

Heinz Zeller Hugo Boss

Heinz Zeller

Principal Sustainability at Hugo Boss

Edward Storey_WoolProducers Australia

Edward Storey

President at WoolProducers Australia

Paul Swan Sustainawool

Paul Swan

SustainaWool Program Manager at Australian Wool Exchange Ltd.

Deon Saayman Cape Wools

Deon Saayman

General Manager at Cape Wools SA

Ashley Gill Textile Exchange

Ashley Gill

Director of Standards at Textile Exchange

Hanna Denes Textile Exchange

Hanna Denes

Senior Manager of Standards at Textile Exchange

Stephen Wiedemann

Stephen Wiedemann

Principal Scientist and Managing Director Integrity Ag & Environment

Michela Gioacchini Senior Sustainability Consultant

Michela Gioacchini

Senior Sustainability Consultant at Quantis


Amit Gautam

CEO & Founder at TextileGenesis

Verena Keller know your stuff

Verena Keller

Managing Director at know your stuff

Marta Federica Maniero

Marketing and Communications Manager at Marzotto Wool Manufacturing

Ralf Kunert

Managing Director at Naturamus

Michel Mastio Südwolle Group

Michel Mastio

Segment Director Hosiery and Circular Knitting Yarns

Nina Jamal Four Paws International

Nina Jamal

Head of Campaigns on Farm Animals at Four Paws International

Georgie Dolphin

Program Manager for Animal Welfare at Humane Society International, Australia

Dr. Stephen Thornton_photo

Dr. Stephen Thornton

Principal at BG Economics

Doina Ciobanu

Influencer and creative and sustainability consultant

Carlo Petrini Slow Food

Carlo Petrini

Founder of Slow Food

Ichiro Kitao

General Manager, Apparel Division at MUJI

Germán García Ibáñez

Environmental Sustainability Manager at Inditex

Katrina ole-MoiYoi

Sustainable Sourcing Specialist at Kering

Debora Tricarico

Project Officer, Materials Innovation Lab at Kering

Sylvia Poel-Sietsema

General Manager Control Union Australia

Sophie Chapman

Knitwear Product Development Manager at Country Road Group

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