- THE MAGAZINE
I just returned from a trip to Ilkley and Otley, England to visit with my colleagues at WoolSafe®Headquarters. This part of England is where thousands of sheep are raised - much to my surprise, for food (mutton and lamb chops). However, a wonderful byproduct is the beautiful wool fleece which is used for carpet and rug manufacturing. One of the highlights of my trip was a day spent in Manchester visiting the British Wool Bureau, two wool processing plants and finally a yarn dyeing and weaving facility which manufactures wool yarn for Karastan®here in the U.S.
Wool carpeting is still manufactured and sold in the United States and is invariably finding its way into upscale environments.
See all the sights from Clearwater Beach for the inaugural Experience Conference and Exhibition, held from April 17-20, 2013.