Prospects for Australian emerging industries
Emerging industries play an important role in the Australian agricultural landscape, contributing to the national economy and helping meet changing global demand. This prospectus is...
Published: 1 Jun 2001
Author(s): Pearce, Robert
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The report is based on a project that was designed to assist in the achievement of Objective 2 of the Corporation’s Rare and Natural Fibres (Animals) 5 year R&D Plan which is ‘To Expand Value Adding and Product Development in Australia’, through assessment for the Corporation and the mohair industry of the interest and potential commercial opportunity of mohair blend worsted manufacture.
Although the sample yarn produced performed well in weaving, overseas evaluation was that the fabric would at present not command the necessary viable sales. The process of evaluation adopted reinforces the value of realistic testing by marketers before scaling-up production.