Keeping wool in shape (1983)

By June 1st, 1983

Australia may no longer “ride on the sheep’s back” but wool is still one of our major industries.

That wool has managed to remain competitive in an increasingly synthetic world is partly due to the fibre’s remarkable natural properties. But it is also because science and technology have constantly been applied to enhance these properties and to improve the efficiency of wool textile production.

This film looks at some recent Australian advances in wool science – from new methods for washing and spinning raw wool to technologically advanced techniques for dyeing, shrinkproofing and printing wool textiles.