After a long winter, spring has finally arrived in Patagonia in the South of Argentina. The best thing about spring is our lambing season when our cute little lambs finally arrive.
As of 15 July 2018, the Fuhrmann shearing season has officially begun. Our shearing season lasts for three months until the middle of October. Two shearing teams travel from farm to farm starting on the farms located in the north-east of Patagonia.
After a quiet month of February on the farm, our sheep year starts with the sheep mating season. This period of the year is the end of summer going into autumn. The rams and ewes live for the most part of the year in separate flocks. Between March and June, we join our rams together […]
During the last week of May 2018, we had Markaware designer Shunsuke Ishikawa visiting us at Fuhrmann. Markaware is a Japanese menswear label specialised in utility garments. Majority of the Markaware garments are made out of organically grown fibres including organic wool.
Between 13-16 May 2018, the Fuhrmann and Schneider Group team attended the IWTO Congress 2018 in Hong Kong. The IWTO Congress is organised once per year by the International Wool Textile Organisation representing the international wool growing, trade and manufacturing industry.
On Thursday 10 May 2018, Fuhrmann won the 8th edition of the Export Excellence Award in the category ‘Sustainable Export Project’.
A long-term relationship between Chinese wool manufacturers and Argentinian wool suppliers On 13 April 2018, a delegation of the China Wool Industrial Association met in Buenos Aires with representatives of the Federation Lanera Argentina (FLA). The purpose of the Chinese visit to Argentina was to better understand local production and review the Argentinian wool clip.
Patagonia wool at the knitter’s finger tips On 23-25 March 2018, we had the pleasure of attending the worldwide largest fair for handcraft and hobby called h+h cologne. The fair had a record attendance of around 16.000 visitors from 73 different countries. h+h cologne is an important fair for wool, especially in the hand knitting […]
New Wool Press at the Fuhrmann Warehouse At Fuhrmann, we have recently invested in a new wool press at our mill and warehouse in Trelew. What seems rather a small addition to our warehouse operation actually improved Fuhrmann’s storage capacity, productivity, quality and product footprint.
Getting to know the Patagonian Lifestyle Australian economics student, Nick Krempff, spent 5 weeks interning with Fuhrmann. In this blog post, Nick shares the stories of his experience with the sheep, wool and people of Patagonia.