Global Wool Production

Wool and textiles have played a key role in shaping the social and economic landscape of Newtown for over two centuries. We investigate how the global woollen industry now connects sheep grazing on the hills of mid Wales to clothing factories in China and beyond.

Global connections: past and present

Global connections: past and present

What we did

What we did

Project Findings

A study of Newtown’s connections to the wool industry reveals how changes in global economic relations (labour, technology, infrastructure, policy and regulations, supply and demand) mean that....

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