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Technical team

Woolmark’s dedicated textile technical team of experts have specialist knowledge in all areas of the supply chain and are available to assist our partners with technical transfer, troubleshooting, process and product development along with supply chain optimisation.

Brenda Yang
Brenda Yang

Technical Manager, Dyeing and Finishing, Hong Kong

Brenda has over 25 years’ experience specialising in wool, polyamide and silk dyeing and finishing and develops new products with wool and wool blend materials.

Rebecca Kelley
Rebecca Kelley

Product & Marketing Manager, Europe

Rebecca focuses on developing new wool product opportunities, sustainability outcomes, technology transfer and education.

Louise Campbell
Louise Campbell

Product & Education Extension Manager, UK

Louise works across product development, sourcing wool materials, retail training and educating emerging generations on the wool fibre through the Wool4School and Woolmark Performance Challenge programs.

Jimmy Chu
Jimmy Chu

Technical Officer, China

With 25 years’ experience in worsted spinning, weaving and finishing, Jimmy is an expert in woven outdoor and womenswear fabrics, as well as yarn and functional fabric developments.

Julie Davies
Julie Davies

General Manager, Processing Innovation & Education Extension, Sydney

Julie’s expertise is in circular knitting, weaving, dyeing and finishing and textile printing. Julie has worked extensively throughout the wool supply chain, from yarn development to product.

Angus Ireland
Angus Ireland

Program Manager, Fibre Advocacy & Eco Credentials, Sydney

Angus’ focus is in scientific research on wool’s environmental and wellness attributes. The areas of research include skin health, garment use-phase, lifecycle assessment and environmental impacts of raw material and textile production.

Kenji Ng
Kenji Ng

Project Manager Woolmark Technical Services

Kenji holds expertise in Woolmark Specifications, Test Methods and authorised laboratories. With his wealth of knowledge in quality assurance and product safety, Kenji supports our partners with testing advice for product development.

Gary Cai
Gary Cai

Woolmark Technical Service Manager, China

Gary specialises in wool dyeing and finishing as well as quality control, and with more than 25 years’ experience, Gary is a specialist when it comes to the Woolmark Certification Program.

Sarah Schlenger
Sarah Schlenger

Research & Development Commercialization Manager, Americas

Sarah has 15 years of experience in textile science, animal husbandry and agriculture. Sarah works across the Americas to execute commercialisation of joint developments with brands.

Junny Zhu
Junny Zhu

Technical Manager, China

Junny has 15 years’ experience in textile product development, pattern creation, technical training and education, and project management for development in fabric innovations.

Dr Allan de Boos
Dr Allan de Boos

Program Manager, Woolmark Wool Education Course

Dr Allan De Boos has a lifetime of knowledge in the wool industry with expertise in finishing of wool, blended fabrics, fabric and garment manufacture, fibre science and tertiary education.

Jane Wang
Jane Wang

Technical Officer, China

Jane has 15 years’ experience in weaving, finishing and functional fabric developments for sports and outdoor including bonding technologies and lamination.

Emily King
Emily King

Program Manager, Research & Extension, Sydney

Emily's passion is encouraging young people to have a career in the wool industry. Emily’s specialties are in wool production, education, research development and on-farm technical transfer.

Tomohiro Nishizawa
Tomohiro Nishizawa

Product & Education Extension Manager, Japan

Tomohiro is an expert in weaving and circular knitting production from yarn to finished textiles, dyeing quality control, finishing processes, sourcing and supply chain management.

Birgit Gahlen
Birgit Gahlen

Key Account Manager, Italy

Birgit is a textile engineer with more than 25 years' experience in the global wool supply chain, with a focus on research and product development, sourcing and education.

Jyotiranjan Parida
Jyotiranjan Parida

Technical Manager, India

Jyotiranjan has more than 15 years of experience in product development, sourcing, flat and circular knitting technology and works across the supply chain from the raw fibre to garment making across India and South Asia.

Olina Wang
Olina Wang

Technical Officer, China

Olina’s focus is in innovation projects including vintage yarn, knitted denim, vintage woven fabric, new chemical technology application and finishing treatments.

Stefan Franke
Stefan Franke

Product & Education Extension Manager, Europe

Stefan has expertise in spinning and weaving, product development and education, supply chain and sourcing with a focus on Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Benelux.

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The Woolmark Company highlights Australian Merino wool as the ultimate natural fibre and premier ingredient for the textile and fashion industry through research, development, marketing and product certification.

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

World leader in funding and delivering innovative research in wool production and processing from on-farm practices, manufacturing to design and post-consumer use. woolmark

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SOURCING

SOURCING

Sourcing support for all tiers of the supply chain with direct access to the global wool manufacturing industry, The Wool Lab and bespoke material sourcing.

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SUPPLY CHAIN SUPPORT

SUPPLY CHAIN SUPPORT

Our dedicated technical team has specialist knowledge in all areas of the supply chain and is available to assist our partners with technical transfer, troubleshooting, and process and product development.

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TRAINING & EDUCATION

TRAINING & EDUCATION

Wool Education programs for the entire wool supply chain, including free online learning via the Woolmark Learning Centre, custom training programs delivered by The Woolmark Company including staff training for brands and retailers.

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MARKETING

MARKETING

Marketing the performance and environmental benefits of wool to ensure industry and consumers are informed and inspired to make better purchasing choices.

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CERTIFICATION

CERTIFICATION

Independent certification for quality wool products and the world’s most iconic textile fibre brand – the Woolmark logo.

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