Industry News

On September 9th 2016, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales as Patron of the Campaign for Wool in association with Marks & Spencer, hosted the historic Dumfries House Wool Conference in Scotland.

The conference brought together 250 leading members of the wool industry supply chain, from farm to store, to discuss the current challenges facing wool and how its further use can benefit the planet as a whole.

In his address to the conference, The Prince of Wales officially endorsed the Dumfries House Declaration, a ten-point declaration of intent to support an environmentally responsible, sustainable, and commercially viable wool industry.

The document, created in conjunction with the Campaign for Wool and the IWTO, and signed by Nicholas Coleridge, Chairman of the Campaign for Wool, and Peter Ackroyd, President of the IWTO, seeks to become the recognised standard of best practice in the wool industry. 

The full text of the Declaration is available here.

The Declaration has been signed by the funding nations of the Campaign for Wool, and now it is your turn. Pledge your support for the wool industry by signing the Dumfries Declaration, commiting your company to abide by its ten principles of best practice for the wool industry.

Sign the Declaration on the Campaign for Wool website at