MAKERS MEETING | ANLABY STATION
The Australian Fashion Council and The Woolmark Company recently partnered together to take six Australian fashion labels on a memorable day trip to the historic wool-growing property at Anlaby Station, as part of the AFC’s Makers Meeting series.
Joining the trip were AFC Members Marina Afonina of Albus Lumen, Jacinta Demetriou of Jacinta James, Blair Archibald, Margie Woods of Viktoria & Woods, Leila Hibri of Helen Kaminski and Ainsley Hansen of Hansen & Gretel.
Hosted by woolgrowers Andrew Morphett and Peter Hayward, the group enjoyed a tour of the Anlaby grounds, discovering the source of the Merino wool fibre. The tour included a live sheering demonstration, showing the designers where their supply chains first begin. Located just north of the Barossa Valley in South Australia, Anlaby Station is the oldest continuing Merino sheep stud on mainland Australia.
Images by Andy Ellis
AFC Makers Meetings
Held throughout the year, the Makers Meeting series takes a group of AFC Members on a guided tour of different industry factories and farms. The goal is to facilitate the exchange of ideas and to foster new relationships, encouraging greater collaboration across the industry.
The Woolmark Company is a subsidiary of Australian Wool Innovation, a not-for-profit enterprise that conducts research, development and marketing along the worldwide supply chain for Australian wool on behalf of about 60,000 woolgrowers that help fund the company.
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