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The Wool Lab

The Wool Lab is an innovative sourcing guide to the best wool fabrics and yarns in the world. Showcasing real samples of commercially available fabrics and yarns each season, The Wool Lab works to inspire and inform the textile industry, fashion professionals and retailers about the vast potential of Merino wool.

Created in collaboration with the most innovative and quality-oriented spinners and weavers from across the world, The Wool Lab is the seasonal guide to the best commercially available wool fabrics and yarns.

What initially started as an inspirational guide divided in macro trends, The Wool Lab has evolved to become a functional and experiential guide, with a focus on innovations, allowing designers and brands to find the perfect wool fabric or yarn and be connected directly with the supplier, encouraging networking between brands and manufacturers.

Divided into product categories to facilitate the research of fabrics and yarns, The Wool Lab provides a focused and direct approach to the sourcing of materials and innovative product.

The six fashion-oriented categories presented in The Wool Lab:

A new digital component has also been introduced to the showing of The Wool Lab at trade shows. Using the devices provided at the booth, visitors can scan the QR code of the equivalent swatch and immediately receive an email with the details of the requested swatches with equivalent contact information of the manufacturer.

More than 100 of the world’s best spinners and weavers are involved in The Wool Lab, and it has generated more than 10,000 requests for swatches.

The Woolmark Company also offers The Wool Lab Specialist Network, a team of specialists with technical skills available to global stakeholders to support the different phases from research to sourcing.

The Wool Lab is presented globally during the most important trade shows including IDEABIELLA Moda In, Intertextile, ISPO, Première Vision, SPINEXPO, Pitti Uomo and Pitti Filati.

You can also email us at thewoollab@wool.com to request an appointment to view The Wool Lab.

Viewing of The Wool Lab is available free of charge.

View the Wool Lab at
26 Jun
Events

PITTI FILATI 85

26 Jun
At Pitti Filati 85 The Woolmark Company will present the Autumn/Winter 2020 edition of The Wool Lab, a seasonal guide to the best commercially available wool fabrics and yarns. Event runs from the 26th-28th of June.
09 Jul
Events

MILANO UNICA

09 Jul
The Woolmark Company will be present at Milano Unica with the Autumn/Winter 2020 edition of The Wool Lab from 9th-11th of July 2019.
27 Mar
Events

INDIA FASHION FORUM 2019

27 Mar
The Woolmark Company will be present at the India Fashion Forum (IFF) on the 27th & 28th of March with the Spring/Summer 2020 edition of The Wool Lab.