It’s not every day that one hears good news in the papers. This morning’s news had me positively Happy! Click here to read this article that talks about the opening of the Bruce Woollen Mill (formerly Quality Yarns) in the South Island of New Zealand.
This story is particularly heart-warming for those interested in sustainability because the reason it was bought and reopened is purely to do with the need to produce “Made in New Zealand”. If this valuable mill had not reopened, many manufacturers would have been forced to go overseas to source yarn, destroying the point of difference for their business, and in turn, destroying the livelihood of staff employed by those businesses.
It’s fantastic also for the future of New Zealand made yarns and that makes me extra happy. In turn, it’s also the good news for future of New Zealand wool and other natural fibres used in garments and hand-knitting.
I hope you are having a great day – I’m off to work now.