Sustainability in wool production

  • Monday, July 01, 2019
    10:00 - 11:30
    Add to Calendar 2019-07-01 10:00:00 2019-07-01 11:30:00 Nachhaltigkeit in der Woll Produktion CSR Hub & Sustainability Kiosk, B6.20 Ispo.com Europe/Berlin public
  • Event location
    Munich Trade Fair Center, Hall B6, CSR Hub & Sustainability Kiosk, B6.20
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    English
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Ovis 21 are a network of producers, technicians and professionals who seek, through constant innovation, to change the paradigm of farming from extractive to regenerative. The company comprises a small team working throughout Argentina, setting standards for holistic land management methods. Education, training, and preserving grassland areas form a key part of their output. The network of farms they work with consists of 160 members. During this talk, founder Ricardo Fenton will expand on the work that they do and offer more detail on the aspects of sustainability that effect this fantastic fibre.   Our second speaker Fuhrmann, manages 12 sheep farms with a total of 130.000 sheep across Argentina. They source, process and supply wool that allows their customer to produce products that are high quality and fully traceable. Fuhrmann is part of the Schneider Group and not only offer RWS certified wool, but also ‘Carbon Neutral’ wool. They will also offer a talk that takes a more in depth look on how they have achieved this.

Williy Gallia is Commercial & Sustainability Manager of Fuhrmann S. A, which manages 12 sheep farms with a total of 130.000 sheep across Argentina. They source, process and supply wool that allows their customer to produce products that are high quality and fully traceable. Fuhrmann is part of the Schneider Group and not only offer RWS certified wool, but also ‘Carbon Neutral’ wool. They will also offer a talk that takes a more in depth look on how they have achieved this.

Our second speaker Ovis 21 will discuss how "Regenerative" is becoming a very used term, but what should it mean. What happens when working landscapes are regenerated. Depending on the environment, herbivores become a vital part of the process. How do we measure Regeneration?. The great opportunity for the fight against climate change, by activating grasslands as carbon sinks. The importance and challenge of communicating Regenerative Livestock Farming properly.

From a sheep property on the Straights of Magellan, in southern Patagonia, Ricardo Fenton is Co Founder of Ovis 21 with agronomist Pablo Borrelli, Mentor of wool classers, blade shearers and flock improvement specialists; he has worked in all areas of sheep production and wool harvest. Collaborated with Textile Exchange in the development and pilot of the Responsible Wool Standard. He has been trained in Australia and New Zealand, and is a Holistic Management  Field Professional, Accredited by the Savory Institute.