Most Australian wool is used for the manufacture of apparel products, and in the production of these two main manufacturing systems or methods are used. These are the worsted system and the woollen system. In comparison to the woollen system, the worsted system involves more processing stages during manufacturing.

The Woolmark Company works closely with manufacturers involved at all stages of the wool processing pipeline, developing new technologies and creating product opportunities which are both innovative and aimed at adding value to create commercial opportunities.