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Dumfries House

27th March 2017

The Dumfries House Wool Declaration, presided over by The Campaign for Wool and the International Wool Textile Organisation was witnessed by HRH The Prince of Wales, Patron of The Campaign for Wool.

The “Custodians of The Wool Industry” declaration has been created to ensure that key players from shepherds to shop owners commit to protect the environment and uphold the best possible practices for sheep welfare, commerce and industry.

The Dumfries House Wool Declaration agrees, amongst other things, that the major wool growing countries conform to the strictest standards of animal welfare as embodied in the IWTO Specifications for Wool Sheep Welfare.

The signing of the declaration was the culmination of the UK’s inaugural Wool Conference held at Dumfries House, in East Ayrshire, Scotland.

The conference, attended by around 250 wool trade delegates, included speeches by The Prince of Wales, M&S CEO Steve Rowe, the designer Sir Paul Smith, Nicholas Coleridge CBE, the President of Conde Nast International and Livia Firth, the founder and creative director of Eco-Age.

Allan Savory, president and co-founder of The Savory Institute, also gave a speech on livestock and its impact on its environment.

Prince Charles, who used the conference to announce that he would give a further five-year commitment as Patron to the Campaign for Wool, spoke of being “encouraged” by what had been achieved since the campaign launched eight years ago.

HRH said “It is never easy to be entirely clear about cause and effect, but during the life of the campaign there has been some encouraging progress in the overall situation.

“In general terms, wool prices are higher; sheep numbers are stable in most markets; designers are using more wool and there is a greater appreciation of wool’s many excellent qualities.

“And all that has led to generally higher morale in the wool industry. So despite some remaining storm clouds and challenges, the overall picture is considerably positive.”

To read The Prince of Wales’s full speech visit

You are invited to sign the declaration, to do so, please click here

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