Launceston wool market grows to 9,000 square feet, according to market leaders
A market to be held from July 30 through Aug. 19 for the sale of goods made of wool from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to people in New England and surrounding states. The sale is the first time this area of the world has been developed as a wool market in the United States. “The market is very different from anywhere else in the country,” says Tom Moore, a sales representative at Woolworths, an independent New England wool retailer. “The whole thing is very much dri더킹카지노ven by the passion for the wool and people, and that passion is incredibly strong.”
The price of wool — $25-$75 — is well above what it is at any other time of the year, especially in the spring and summer. But sales are also off the charts for men’s fabrics, particularly woolen clothing and shoes, and are even more staggering in the women’s department. In 2011, the average selling 우리카지노price was only $20,000, Moore says, and for a lot of the new products, like men’s gloves and women’s shoes, the average sale price is about $200,000, about 50% above the average selling price of $1 million for the same year for the same type of product, shoes.
The New England wool market is not yet profitable, however. Because the raw material for the raw fibers, called bran, is not abundant, many businesses cannot produce enough of the fiber to meet demand for the finished yarn. The bulk of demand comes from people seeking something to wear at home — for winter sweaters, for skirts — which is why some people have been turning to alternative products instead. A product called L’Amour d’Or, which claims to be 100% wool, has been the source of much controversy. It is made from hemp or canola and contains no beeswax. Many retailers, however, say the fabric is an extremely desirable alternative to a bulky woolen sweater.
Still, the fact that a major clothing store has become involved with the m더킹카지노arket is striking, says Scott McLean, a longtime producer of fine leather goods for the fashion-meets-mold industry.
“This market is so powerful, and it’s a unique thing to do, given the lack of other opportunities — not just for wool but for all of the raw materials for wool, from which wool is made and sold, and so on,” he says. “What was unique about New England is the fac