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Best practice care of clothing

Wool’s ability to absorb body odours and bind them within the fibre until the garment is washed presents an advantage to both the wearer and the planet, compared to other fibre types. This project is aiming to obtain the evidence needed to quantify the latter – addressing a key knowledge gap that limits our ability to market wool’s full potential. The study compares the odour retention capacity of similar garments made from different fibres during normal daily use and will establish and recommend washing frequencies reflecting best practice care. The environmental impacts of the different fibre types will be established through quantitative assessment of water, energy and detergent use.

Project date

15 Mar 2019-30 Jun 2020

Principal investigator

Alex Hodgson

Project funded by

Multiple industries
Sheep & lamb Wool

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

Australian Wool Innovation is a not-for-profit enterprise that conducts research, development and marketing along the worldwide supply chain for Australian …
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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