SUPERFINE wool growers will get an insight into a new wool clothing line – Itochu’s Hamilton Lambswool – at their annual re-union dinner in Hamilton, Victoria, this month.
Itochu representative Mike Kuritani will be a special guest of the Australian Superfine Wool Growers Association at the organisation’s re-union dinner on May 13.
Mr Kuritani will give a presentation during the dinner about the Hamilton Lambswool line. Mr Kuritani is an honorary life member of the ASWGA and has been associated with the Australian wool industry since 1987 when he was sent here to gain experience.
Products coming from the Itochu pipeline have included Geelong Lambswool sweaters, Tasmanian Merino suitings, fine handknitting yarn, and Bluewool suiting.
The Hamilton and Ararat branches of the Australian Superfine Woolgrowers Association will host the 6th annual ASWGA re-union dinner at the Grange Burn Motel on Saturday May 13. The dinner is part of a two-day program including farm tours and the presentation of the 4th Annual ASWGA Fleece Competition winner by Australian Country Spinners chief executive officer Brenda McGahan.
On Saturday morning, before the dinner, growers will be able to visit the Mibus family’s Glenara Superfine Merino Stud property near Dunkeld.
Tour participants will also visit the Sierra Park Merino Stud in the Victoria Valley, Pierrepoint Wines near Hamilton and the farm that produced last year’s Cleckheaton trophy-winning fleece, Russell and Penny Hartwich’s Kelseldale property at Ballyrogan.